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Cowboys & Aliens Reviews

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Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times

Cowboys out duel aliens in clever mash-up.

Full Review Source: Illinois Times | Original Score: 3.0/4.0

August 7, 2011
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Enjoyable, but less fun than such low-stakes predecessors as 'The Phantom Empire' with Gene Autry and 'Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter.'

Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 5, 2011
Scott Weinberg
FEARnet

Feels like a flick that was poked, tweaked, reformatted and re-edited at least a dozen times.

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

August 5, 2011
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

Talented director John Favreau ("Iron Man") keeps the pace of the film brisk and you never have to wait long for some action to come along.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: B

August 5, 2011
Dave White
Movies.com

Everything in this movie is borrowed from other movies.

Full Review Source: Movies.com | Original Score: 2/5

August 5, 2011
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit

Blend fails to revitalize either genre

Full Review Source: Movie Habit

August 4, 2011
Leonard Maltin
indieWIRE

As its title indicates, this is a strange cross of movie genres, and lest any viewers get antsy, it doesn't allow much time to pass before we first encounter UFOs in the Old West. The film takes its time unraveling the rest of the story...

Full Review Source: indieWIRE | Original Score: 2.1/2

August 4, 2011
Tim Martain
The Mercury

Cowboys and Aliens isn't the self-aware, campy romp I was expecting...This movie plays its ludicrous idea dead straight and pulls it off with firm conviction.

Full Review Source: The Mercury | Original Score: 4/5

August 4, 2011
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

It's a good time at the movies -- something all these summer releases aim for, but very often don't achieve.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 4, 2011
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

takes itself too seriously, thus bleeding it of the pulpy, B-movie fun the title suggests

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 2/4

August 4, 2011
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

When the overwrought alien element arrives full bore, it turns a compelling western into a cheesy, laughable "alien attacks!" B-movie.


Full Review Source: Atlantic City Weekly | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 4, 2011
Bob Grimm
Tucson Weekly

Fun to watch, yet relatively disposable.

Full Review Source: Tucson Weekly | Original Score: 3/5

August 3, 2011
Armond White
New York Press

Cowboys and Aliens is an uninspired, third-rate rehash of Western and monster movie lore. It turns genre into formula.

Full Review Source: New York Press

August 3, 2011
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix

"Just don't think," someone suggests. Good advice for watching the movie, too.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 2/4

August 3, 2011
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

Like Snakes on a Plane or Shoot Em Up, it makes its B-movie intentions abundantly clear. And as far as high-gloss make-believe goes, it does the job.

Full Review Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI) | Original Score: B-

August 2, 2011
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Only the Apaches really get it - that figures.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

August 2, 2011
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com

The title says it all so if you are okay with that you'll be okay with the movie.

Full Review Source: jackiekcooper.com | Original Score: 6/10

August 2, 2011
Josh Levin
Slate
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It's fun to think about what Cowboys & Aliens might have been if any creativity had crept past the title page.

Full Review Source: Slate

August 2, 2011
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate

Authentic & entertaining, it pushes the envelope of frontier folklore.

Full Review Source: SSG Syndicate | Original Score: 8/10

August 2, 2011
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather

Yes, it's another summer flick that starts out promisingly and then loses itself in the obligatory second-half mayhem.

Full Review Source: Film Blather | Original Score: C

August 1, 2011
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