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Cowboys & Aliens Reviews

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August 18, 2011
Why has there never been a film about cowboys beating up extra-terrestrials? This movie will give you a pretty good idea.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 18, 2011
You'd think that a movie that covers both the science fiction and western genres would be a lot funnier than this.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 18, 2011
Favreau ... allows the material's imaginative possibilities to flare up and fade away.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 18, 2011
The density of inanity at the conceptual core of this crass sci-fi western starring Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford pushes outwards, inflating fatuous substance and propelling bric-a-brac in all directions.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
August 18, 2011
The premise does pretty much what it says on the tin.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 18, 2011
For all its A-list ingredients of concept, cast and director, the resulting mash-up is merely a superior B-movie, as uncertain a fusion as potato on a pizza.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 18, 2011
Yes, yes, cowboys punching aliens in the face can be funny. But it doesn't make this silly endeavour worthwhile.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 17, 2011
The plot has so many holes and unexplained phenomena that it's hard to know where to begin.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 17, 2011
Craig is a bona fide action star who shouldn't be reduced to spitting out lines like "Demons took your gold" in a husky Southern drawl.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 17, 2011
Jon Favreau made a really good comic book adaptation out of the original Iron Man but like every director he's dependant on a good screenplay and this one relies on clichés and having taken on this mix of genres it actually isn't wild enough conceptually.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 17, 2011
Unfortunately, Cowboys and Aliens takes itself way too seriously to really ignite.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 17, 2011
What started as 'True Grit'-meets-'War of the Worlds' ends up closer to - whisper it - 'Wild Wild West'.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 17, 2011
Enjoyable, well made and superbly acted sci fi-slash-Western adventure that duly delivers both cowboys and aliens, though a little bit of humour wouldn't have gone amiss.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 16, 2011
All hat, no tentacles.
August 15, 2011
It wasn't unreasonable to expect Favreau ... would at least provide something that felt fresh. Cowboys and Aliens does not feel fresh. But, it does feature cowboys fighting aliens, and sometimes that's all you really need.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 15, 2011
A simple entertainment in a summer of overcomplicated disappointments. Also much harder-edged than you may have expected.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 13, 2011
Admirably preposterous in its high concept idea (the title tells it all), Cowboys & Aliens makes the most of a Wild West setting and a sci-fi fantasy
August 13, 2011
There's action and adventure, a protagonist with amnesia, a ruthless landowner, a beautiful girl with an aura of mystery, a youngster about to become a man and an Indian who believes in hoodoo. It's a fresh idea that works
August 11, 2011
It's not without its moments but all the imagination seems to have been expended on the title.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 11, 2011
An entertaining Western that sticks very close to the genre and only incidentally features bad guys from another planet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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