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66% The Hundred-Foot Journey $5.3M
19% Into The Storm $3.8M

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Cowboys & Aliens Reviews

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Rob Humanick
Projection Booth

I'm now convinced that the non-cast related quality of the first Iron Man happened entirely by accident.

Full Review Source: Projection Booth | Original Score: D

August 28, 2011
Richard Knight
Knight at the Movies

"A fun idea with just enough action, welcoming actors, and big-budget effects to make it perfect Sunday matinee material."

Full Review Source: Knight at the Movies

August 25, 2011

Film4

The cowboys: great. The aliens: not so much. There's fun to be had here, but it falls way short of the pulp classic it could have been.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 2.5/5

August 24, 2011
Tom Clift
Moviedex

A film where the occasional sense of fun is far outweighed by the omnipresent sense of stupid.

Full Review Source: Moviedex | Original Score: 2/5

August 23, 2011
Philip French
Observer [UK]

There's no fun in this humourless picture, no revealing connections made between the two genres so forcibly yoked together.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

August 22, 2011
Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

I can't think of another premise this year that promised so many schlocky high concept thrills but delivered so little.

Full Review Source: MovieTime, ABC Radio National

August 19, 2011
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)

Overall, a dull, overblown and forgettable farrago.

Full Review Source: Herald Sun (Australia) | Original Score: 1.5/5

August 19, 2011
Ed Gibbs
Sydney Morning Herald

There is nothing that fascinating about Favreau's treatment, nor his source material, but compared with similar blockbuster fare of recent months, this curious exercise in genre bending is very watchable.

Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald | Original Score: 7/10

August 19, 2011
Catherine Jones
Liverpool Echo

It does actually seem to work, giving audiences a healthy number of action pieces and a solid storyline that isn't as bonkers as it looks on paper - if you're willing to suspend a massive dollop of belief that is.

Full Review Source: Liverpool Echo

August 19, 2011
Alex Zane
Sun Online

There's no doubt seeing a cowboy leap from a horse on to a spaceship is all kinds of awesome.

Full Review Source: Sun Online | Original Score: 3/5

August 19, 2011
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray

This is bone-dry fare; you can practically brush the dust from your lips afterwards.

Full Review Source: The Ooh Tray

August 19, 2011
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

I wanted to more than love Cowboys & Aliens. For two hours I wanted to feel 17 again.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Mail | Original Score: 3/5

August 19, 2011
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express

The men's relationship is dull and under-explored and the plot is slow, unexciting and silly. Craig is a lot more fun in a tuxedo than a stetson.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 2/5

August 19, 2011
David Sexton
This is London

If you can swallow the shameless set-up, it's all highly entertaining.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 3/5

August 19, 2011
Anthony Quinn
Independent

Jon Favreau handles the big setpieces with competence if no great flair; whenever the plot backs itself into a corner something else will make a sudden, inexplicable interruption.

Full Review Source: Independent | Original Score: 3/5

August 19, 2011
Roger Tennis
Cinemaclips.com

A wild and spaced-out horse opera.

Full Review Source: Cinemaclips.com | Original Score: 4/5

August 19, 2011
Matt Neal
The Standard

This is definitely a film of two halves - the first is a fantastic western-mystery, the second is a lazy and silly sci-fi.

Full Review Source: The Standard | Original Score: 2/5

August 18, 2011
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]

Why has there never been a film about cowboys beating up extra-terrestrials? This movie will give you a pretty good idea.

Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK] | Original Score: 2/5

August 18, 2011
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane

You'd think that a movie that covers both the science fiction and western genres would be a lot funnier than this.

Full Review Source: ABC Radio Brisbane | Original Score: C+

August 18, 2011
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph

Favreau ... allows the material's imaginative possibilities to flare up and fade away.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 2/5

August 18, 2011
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