Texas Rangers Movie Review
Following the critically and commercially massacred American Outlaws, Texas Rangers also tried to spin American history with a hippish, young cast, in this case Dawson's Creek star James Van Der Beek, Ashton Kutcher, and Usher Raymond -- as the first recruits of what would become the famous Texas Rangers.
Director Steve Miner (Lake Placid) directs the Old West with considerable oldness and westerliness, but the film ultimately plays out as a series of chopped-together gun battles between the outlaws (led by Alfred Molina in a stereotypical role) and the nascent Rangers, with our hip young stars attempting to cut themselves as credible actors in a "serious" movie.
Otherwise, not a lot of surprises in the story, the acting, or the way this movie is put together. Which might explain why Miramax gave up on it well before it ever came out.