Outlaw Posse

critic Reviews

, 44% Rotten Tomatometer Score
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    Peter SobczynskiRogerEbert.com
    Van Peebles clearly knows a good Western when he sees it, but he hasn’t quite made one himself as his effort proves to be an occasionally intriguing but too often unwieldy work that is unlikely to make anyone’s list of classic Westerns anytime soon.
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    Joe LeydonVariety
    The multitasking director/star of “New Jack City” and 1993’s “Posse” leads a passel of well-cast supporting players in a multicultural Wild West shoot-‘em-up.
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    Robert DanielsNew York Times
    “Outlaw Posse” may not be innovative, but its regard for family affairs is worth treasuring.
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    Mark DonaldsonScreen Rant
    30 years after "Posse", Mario Van Peebles returns to the western genre with a fun father-and-son cowboy movie that fumbles its political message.


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    Aaron NeuwirthWe Live Entertainment
    As a Black Western, there’s a certain level of emphasis on what Van Peebles is putting out there, but there’s little need for the film to hammer down on obvious messaging. Instead, it tells a reasonably exciting story about lost gold and white oppressors.
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    Dennis SchwartzDennis Schwartz Movie Reviews
    Disappointing but entertaining revenge frontier Western that turns one off with its heavy-handed melodramatics.
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    Alan ZilbermanSpectrum Culture
    The new Western from Mario Van Peebles is so ineptly mounted it’s shocking. A vanity project to its core, it’s a revisionist film that unfolds like a violent after-school special rather than any sincere attempt to reckon with America’s frontier expansion.
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    Roger MooreMovie Nation
    Never much more than a mixed-bag — sometimes entertaining, sometimes pedantic, and never as quick or as nimble on its feet as it needs to be to come off.
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    Oliver ParkerIn Review Online
    This lightly radical framing helps cover some of the film's formal sins, casting its low-budget aesthetic as more charming than not and keeping the proceedings solidly entertaining for undemanding viewers interested in the Western genre.
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    Jeffrey M. AndersonCommon Sense Media
    Mario Van Peebles' Western is, frankly, all over the place, but it has a spirited, scrappy B-movie energy and a host of familiar faces seemingly having fun in their small and supporting roles.
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