Frank & Jesse (1995) - Rotten Tomatoes

Frank & Jesse (1995)




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Rob Lowe and Bill Paxton star as Frank and Jesse James, who, after the defeat of the South in the Civil War and the pointless murder of their younger brother, seek their own brand of justice. As outlaws, they gain fame for their daring hold-ups of banks, trains, and stagecoaches -- and make sworn enemies of lawmen, who are determined to see them dead.

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Rob Lowe
as Jesse
Luke Askew
as Lone Rider
Alexis Arquette
as Charlie Ford
Todd Field
as Bob Younger
John Pyper-Ferguson
as Clell Miller
Nick Sadler
as Arch Clements
Jim Flowers
as Bob Ford
Tom Chick
as Whicher
Mary Neff
as Widow Miller
Dennis Letts
as Buchanan, Railroad CEO
Mari Askew
as mama James
Cole McKay
as Sheriff Baylor
John Stiritz
as Ruben Samuels
Micah Dyer
as John Younger
Jackie Stewart
as Gov. Crittendon
Chad Linley
as Archie Samuels
Rhed Khilling
as Stage Driver
Jerry Saunders
as Northfield Teller
Robert Moniot
as Young Captain
Norman Van Hawley
as Baptist Preacher
Jeffrey Paul Johnson
as Davies Bank Teller
John Paxton
as Working Man
Sudie Henson
as Old Woman on Train
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Critic Reviews for Frank & Jesse

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

A poor by-the-numbers version of a James Brothers western.

June 25, 2018 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

Darn solid cable-flick western with a tight pace and an excellent cast.

July 26, 2002 | Rating: 4/5

Audience Reviews for Frank & Jesse


Another version of the outlaw duo this time headed up by big stars Paxton and Lowe as the brothers, no one else is much of a draw here as this seems more of a low budget production, possibly more of a TV movie, but sometimes films work better that way. Well not this time I'm afraid, the film is reasonable with acceptable performances and it does, at times, look quite realistic with its bare no frills look but there is a whole load of dubious fake looking gun fighting, fake looking deaths and dodgy extras acting going on in the background that kinda spoils things. The main issue is of course the historical facts, for some reason the powers that be deemed it better to change many facts around making the film completely errr wrong. Even common knowledge facts such as the man who shot Jesse James, twas Bob not Charlie!! so why does this film change it?.

Phil Hubbs
Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer


Frank and Jesse started with a rough exposition, with poorly staged scenes and ineffectual dialogue. As the film progressed, it got gradually better. The cast never quite lives up to its' true potential, with Rob Lowe especially being inconsistent. The tone of the movie is also inconsistent, shifting between lighthearted and melodramatic. Though it has its' moments, overall it fails as an effective version of the James gang, especially in light of its' many historical inaccuracies.

Jeffrey Meyers
Jeffrey Meyers

Super Reviewer

not bad..

Lea Lea
Lea Lea

Super Reviewer

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