Parents' Guide to

Young Guns

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Violent '80s Western with teen appeal.

Movie R 1988 107 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 18+


Not too much redeeming value in this movie. Def 18+ with prostitutes, Nudity and Sex the main focus. BOTH YOUNG GUNS 1 and 2 ARE GRATUITOUS and ADULT ONLY

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Too much sex
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age 12+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (7):

The charismatic cast of infamous '80s "brat pack" members may be the biggest draw, but Western fans, especially history buffs interested in the legend of Billy the Kid, will find a lot to enjoy, too. The acting's good, not great, but the star power of the Young Guns is on full display, making likeable characters teens will relate to and enjoy rooting for. Action packed and guns a-blazing, it's an OK choice as a popcorn movie for mature teens who can put the violence, drinking, and salty talk in historical context.

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