It's a rare pleasure to watch four terrific actors having the time of their lives.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
| Original Score: B+
The movie may not pack anything near the emotional punch of Unforgiven, but it's an entertainingly raffish action-comedy nonetheless.
A comic masterpiece of full rear male nudity.
| Original Score: 3/4
One of those over-the-hill-gang buddyfests that pretend to be about teamwork and valor but are really about movie-star cronyism.
Space Cowboys is one of the more gracefully satisfying features of the summer.
Space Cowboys plays more like a mixture of Eastwood's leaden Cold War thriller Firefox and the aimless goofballing of Bronco Billy or Honkytonk Man than like his better films.
Space Cowboys is poorly engineered: lurchingly paced, the dramatic conflicts duct taped together.
| Original Score: B-
Even star power can get lost in space.
| Original Score: 3/5
An absorbing mix of perilous suspense, derring-do, personal courage and well-judged self-sacrifice.
Old stars shine in funny, thrilling Space Cowboys.
Clint Eastwood makes our day with the summer's most delightful surprise.
Space Cowboys is a blast for those who don't mind geriatric heroes.
Space Cowboys is the summer's best movie.
| Original Score: 4/4
Eastwood's economy of gesture both behind and in front of the camera is a pleasure in itself.
Space Cowboys is a satisfying science-fiction yarn.
Captivating special effects.
Without succumbing to bitterness or nostalgia or overstating the case for one generation's virtues, [Eastwood] and his cohorts mount a vigorous and funny defense of maturity.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
A nifty bit of digital wizardry.
Its heroes may be old, but the film feels delightfully fresh.
[Eastwood] made a mature film that bests nearly all of the summer's highly touted blockbusters for pure escapism.
| Original Score: B
Some of the bits are funny ... but after a while it gets kind of old.
An enjoyable, if not totally absorbing, summer action movie that provides a welcome vacation from the tyranny of youth.
It's an enjoyable ride, navigated by that most experienced pilot of aging machismo, Clint Eastwood.
As craftily savvy as it is well-crafted.
Eastwood highlights the personal relationships in a way that is gentle, funny and authentic.
There's an abundance of charm and screen presence from the four veteran actors.
Space Cowboys works both as a humorous action movie and a cultural statement.