The Outsiders

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Time Out says

Like the Corleones, like Kurtz in Apocalypse Now, and like Hank and Frannie in One From the Heart, the kids in The Outsiders (adapted from SE Hinton's novel) are looking for a better world. The street life of teenage Tulsa is divided into the 'socs' (pronounced soches) who go to college and wear Brut, and the greasers from the other side of the tracks, who don't. When a soc is knifed, three greasers go on the run to a rural idyll, turn tragic heroes, and finally return to try to cement a tenuous truce: like so much teenage Americana, it's about the rites of passage from adolescence to adulthood. Surprisingly for Coppola, it's a modest, prosaic, rather puritan drama with a MORAL, which, if you want to be uncharitable, is a last-ditch attempt to prove he can turn in a well-crafted piece without contracting elephantiasis of the budget. Lightly likeable, but the kids at whom it's aimed would probably rather be leaping in the aisles to Duran Duran, while their parents would opt for a rerun of Rebel Without a Cause. CPea.
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1983

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91 mins

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phil

I think the review sucked, and S.E. Hinnton, Francis Ford Coppola, and The Outsiders receive thumbs up--as they bring youth, society, and culture to the big screen.

phil

I think the review sucked, and S.E. Hinnton, Francis Ford Coppola, and The Outsiders receive thumbs up--as they bring youth, society, and culture to the big screen.

Jenna

I personally love this movie because I read it in the seventh grade and it had such a big impact on me and my friends. Ily Ralph Macchio :)

Jenna

I personally love this movie because I read it in the seventh grade and it had such a big impact on me and my friends. Ily Ralph Macchio :)