Cowboys & Aliens

118 mins
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From director Jon Favreau (Iron Man), a sci-fi western with Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde and Sam Rockwell. Adapted... More

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Cowboys & Aliens | Ratings & Reviews

"While Cowboys & Aliens offers little in the way of sociological insight (except perhaps giving the white man a taste of his own resource-stealing medicine), it's still a ripping good ride."


"Solid bordering on stolid. It’s Favreau in control again after Avengers advert Iron Man 2 - but given the possibilities, a mild, mild west. More horsing around and another set-piece or two might’ve helped."

Total FilmTotal Film

"Favreau wavers uncertainly between goofy pastiche and seriousness in a movie that wastes its title and misses the opportunity to play with, you know, ideas about the western and science-fiction horror."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"Cowboys & Aliens has without any doubt the most cockamamie plot I've witnessed in many a moon."

Roger EbertRoger Ebert

"A leaden mash-up of western and science-fiction elements that ends up noisy, grotesque and unappealing."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"The key to its success lies in the determination by everyone involved to play the damn thing straight. Even the slightest goofiness, the tiniest touch of camp, and the whole thing would blow sky high. But it doesn't."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"A simple entertainment in a summer of overcomplicated disappointments. Also much harder-edged than you may have expected."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"Cowboys & Aliens is a frustrating film. Some individual scenes and set pieces are terrifically enjoyable, but that mash-up of genres won't allow one good solid story to develop. The western elements are too gimmicky, while the sci-fi yields nothing more than a pack of bad-guys."

Dominion PostDominion Post

"You want cowboys and aliens in the same movie? This one's for you. If you want anything beyond what the title promises, look elsewhere. And that means even anything resembling a clever mash-up of established genres."

A.V. ClubA.V. Club

Cowboys & Aliens | Details

M, contains violence
Action, Science Fiction, Western
Country of origin

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