common sense

ON for kids age 13
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
0 out of 5
3 out of 5
3 out of 5

A very frank and gritty story about two brothers.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this is a very frank, gritty story about two brothers who have to take care of themselves and each other while their father is on the road.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about how Cole and Pop have opposite reactions to the trouble Johnny and Tex get into. Is one more effective? How would you respond? Why didn't Mason apologize for selling the horses? Why did Tex take over when Johnny didn't jump his motorbike over the creek? Pop tells Mason to go ahead and explode and clear the air. What do you think about this approach to communication? Why did Johnny say it was all right for him to criticize his father, but he didn't want Tex to do it?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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  • Audience


Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: A stirring, memorable early performance by Dillon

- Clint Morris, Moviehole, Thursday, June 24, 2010


- Daniel M. Kimmel, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Thursday, June 24, 2010


- Elspeth Haughton, Apollo Guide, Saturday, November 11, 2006

Audience Reviews

2 stars

you git chur horse back, boy... why she's da one done convinced you to tell yer brother you love him.

- LoughnerWasLucid, Tuesday, January 22, 2013

5 stars

A very well done film, based on the novel by S.E. Hinton. Matt Dillon stars in this classic 1982 film. A very well drama film.

- jeffman52001, Saturday, May 26, 2007

4 stars

This is such a stinkin good movie. if u havent seen it u should. read the book first. it is one of the better adaptions of a book. it was BETTER than the outsiders in my opinion. Much cussing, if u dont like that dont read the book or c the movie. LOL =]

- thekaratekid00, Friday, June 8, 2007