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The Newton Boys

The Newton Boys
The Newton Boys
The Newton Boys
  • PG-13
  • 2h 3m
  • 1998
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It seems the only way "The Newton Boys" can make good is by goin' bad! Faster than you can say "nitroglycerin," they've knocked over more than 80 banks from Texas to Canada. Now their sights are set on a multimillion-dollar Federal Reserve train robbery, but the Feds are about to turn up the heat!
© 1998 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: The Newton Boys uses a sharp cast and absorbing period detail to help make up for the frustrations of a story puzzlingly short on dramatic tension.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Fact-based, slow-paced '90s Western has some violence.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Newton Boys is a 1998 feature by director Richard Linklater. It's an affectionate recounting of the life and times of the Newton Boys, four real-life bank- and train-robbing Texas cowboys. They achieved 1924 infamy when they were caught after robbing a federal postal train carrying millions. Although they carried guns during the robberies, they never killed anyone. The most violent scene here involves a non-family gang member mistakenly shooting one of the Newtons, seriously but not fatally. Blood is seen. Dancing girls are seen in a saloon wearing bras and short skirts, and characters smoke cigarettes, chew tobacco, and drink alcohol. Expect to hear "s--t," "bastard," and "bitch."

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Positive Messages
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Action
  • Release Date:March 27, 1998
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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