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Space Cowboys Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2005
...an equivocal movie that can't seem to decide whether to play its ridiculous premise straight.
| Original Score: C+
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 30, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
A terrible effort with a bland script, boring plot, and uninspired story...
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?
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
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
Bob Bloom
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
Our parents will love it. We're gonna get tired of it really quickly.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Carlo Cavagna
AboutFilm.com
January 1, 2000
Armageddon for people who hated Armageddon.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
Space Cowboys is poorly engineered: lurchingly paced, the dramatic conflicts duct taped together.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Michael Atkinson
Movieline
April 17, 2001
Like any self-respecting Olympia Dukakis movie, Space Cowboys knows its demographic and panders pathetically to them.
Jim Judy
Screen It!
January 1, 2000
The script's plot unfolds in a predictable, if herky-jerky fashion and that the villains are nothing more than one-dimensional 'meanies.'
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
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
October 30, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com
January 1, 2000
I'm just growing weary of getting drawn into films that don't seem to have any clue as to how or where to end.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Norm Schrager
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
The second half is a sloppy attempt at a heart-pounding, Apollo 13ish, mission-gone-haywire space drama that's vague, oversimplified and unbelievable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 1, 2000
One of those over-the-hill-gang buddyfests that pretend to be about teamwork and valor but are really about movie-star cronyism.
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
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.
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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Some of the bits are funny ... but after a while it gets kind of old.
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