Box art for The Newton Boys

The Newton Boys

action & adventure, drama, westerns


It seems the only way "The Newton Boys" can make good is by goin' bad!

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    62%
  • Audience Score
    45%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    62%
    reviews counted: 15
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  • Audience

    45%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh:

- Clint Morris, Film Threat, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh:

- Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh:

- Dragan Antulov, rec.arts.movies.reviews, Monday, June 14, 2004

Audience Reviews

4 stars

I was pleasantly surprised at how good this movie turned out. To be honest, I'd never heard of it until a friend recommended it (based on a very old trailer on IMDb). It came out during 1998, which saw both "Mask of Zorro" and "Armageddon", so maybe that's one reason for me never hearing about it. I think it was right before Matthew McConnaughey broke onto the scene. Either way, I just plain enjoyed watching it...They show interviews from a couple of the real Newton Boys as the credits roll, which are pretty good. In particular, the interview on Johnny Carson is pretty funny. This makes me even more excited for "Public Enemies", another bank-robbery movie...They even have a minor character in here who supposedly goes on to work with John Dillinger, the guy that movie will be focused on.

- flutieman07, Wednesday, April 8, 2009

1 star

Stopped this movie before it was over.

- purplemegan, Friday, February 23, 2007

2 stars

An ok watch about a true band of brothers back in the 1920's who robbed many banks. The acting is competent, but the story seems to lack any authentic dramatic impact. The most interesting part to me was the epilogue that detailed the fates of each character as well as the interjecting of interviews with two of the real newton brothers.

- alanjayh, Thursday, May 6, 2010