Space Cowboys Reviews

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Stuart Klawans
The Nation
July 13, 2015
A cheerful, thoroughly unambitious yarn.
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Weak and saggy script meets predictable plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nick Rogers
November 4, 2010
Problems are evident, and eminent, from a black-and-white flashback prologue in which four young men speak with old actors' voices. Yes, a man purportedly in peak physical condition sounds like a 70-year-old who's eaten bags of gravel daily for 30 years.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Michael Dequina
January 8, 2010
Grumpy Old Astronauts--or, rather, Grumpy Old Air Force Officers Who Get Sent into Space to Fix a Damaged Satellite.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
A terrible effort with a bland script, boring plot, and uninspired story...
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2005 equivocal movie that can't seem to decide whether to play its ridiculous premise straight.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
July 1, 2004
It's tempting to pin a derisive label like Geezers in Space on this comedy-drama, but its veteran stars...make Space Cowboys hard to dislike.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Charm and personality are able to overwhelm the inherent silliness of the situation and the characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Edward Buscombe
Sight and Sound
December 2, 2002
Despite the poignancy of old age, the mood of the film is cheerful, sustained by the high spirits of the four veterans.
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
I hope a few more scripts for these old geezers are in the offing. Like the Lemmon-Matthau films, this one is just plain fun.
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Like its stars, the movie may be a little creaky sometimes, but it suffers from no lack of attitude.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 15, 2002
one of the summer's most pleasant surprises, a solid "buddy picture" with a startlingly suspenseful last half-hour.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 13, 2002
One advantage "Space Cowboys" has over "Armageddon" is that Eastwood is a more laconic director than Michael Bay. Then again, who isn't?
| Original Score: 2/4
Pablo Villaša
Cinema em Cena
May 31, 2002
Em alguns momentos, acaba lembrando excessivamente o competente Apollo 13, mas isso Ú mais uma virtude do que um defeito.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
May 8, 2002
Where Armageddon merely strutted, Cowboys swaggers. What's the difference? Style.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
October 24, 2001
Space Cowboys doesn't so much embrace high concept as get dragged behind it kicking and screaming.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Top Critic
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 10, 2001
It's a rare pleasure to watch four terrific actors having the time of their lives.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
April 19, 2001
Clint, for all his good intentions and graceful aging, is in danger of overstaying his welcome.
Full Review | Original Score: short
Michael Atkinson
April 17, 2001
Like any self-respecting Olympia Dukakis movie, Space Cowboys knows its demographic and panders pathetically to them.
Andrew Howe
April 2, 2001
If you're only going to see one average film this year, it's worth putting this one on the short list.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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