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The Outsiders

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About the Movie

Based on S.E. Hinton's best-selling classic and directed by Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner and Emmy-nominee Francis Ford Coppola ("The Godfather" trilogy, "Bram Stoker's Dracula"), this story focuses on the class struggles between two groups of Oklahoma teenagers during the 1960s. Starring some of today's hottest boxoffice stars -- Academy Award-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Tom Cruise ("War of the Worlds," "The Last Samurai"), Academy Award, Emmy and Golden Globe-nominee Diane Lane ("Must Love Dogs," "Unfaithful"), Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominee Matt Dillon ("Crash," "There's Something About Mary"), Emmy and Golden Globe-nominee Rob Lowe (TV's "The West Wing"), Golden Globe-nominee Patrick Swayze ("Ghost," "Dirty Dancing"), Ralph Macchio ("The Karate Kid") and Emilio Estevez ("Young Guns" 1 & 2, "Stakeout"). Gene Siskel of The Chicago Tribune said, "***l/2 -- A film about teenage years that ranks in its own lyrical way with 'A Rebel Without a Cause' and 'American Graffiti'."

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 37
  • Fresh: 24
  • Rotten: 13
  • Average Rating: 6.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: [Coppola's] revisions to the film, which include a new, improved soundtrack, invest it with grandeur worthy of both its characters and his own ambitions. – Manohla Dargis, New York Times, Aug 2, 2015

Rotten: It's as if someone had handed Verdi a copy of ''The Hardy Boys Attend a Rumble'' and, holding a gun to the poor man's head, forced him to use it as a libretto. – Vincent Canby, New York Times, Aug 2, 2015

Fresh: Francis Coppola's revision of his 1983 film of S.E. Hinton's best seller The Outsiders is funny, touching and revelatory. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Nov 24, 2006

Fresh: One of the most overtly aesthetic, art-for-art's-sake films in Hollywood's history, a faux-naif Pre-Raphaelite mural in which angels with dirty faces but immaculately pure hearts burn with a hard, gemlike flame before being snuffed out in their prime. – Gilbert Adair, Sight and Sound, Aug 2, 2015

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Customer Reviews


I absolutely love this movie and the book. At sixteen, S.E. Hinton created a book that everyone can relate. When I first picked up the book, I thought it was going to be stupid and boring. But after the first page, Hinton had me hooked. It shows how people are catergorized and instantly hated because of their background. It's such as moving nook and movie and I adore it.

one of the most epic movies of the 1980's

Any teen who doesn't love this has absolutly no taste in movies. Definantly made my top 3.


when did they put this on itunes?? ive been looking for it for awhile but it was never on here! i absolutley love this book and the movie. especially the one with the deleted scenes. my fav characters are dally,twobit, and of course soda. he is sooooo cute in this movie. i think everyone should get this movie and it's defienetly more then 5 stars