Cowboys & Aliens
Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

1875. New Mexico Territory. A stranger (Craig) with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don't welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 6, 2011
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford are as dependably appealing as ever, but they're let down by director Jon Favreau's inability to smooth Cowboys & Aliens' jarring tonal shifts.

Anna Smith
Time Out

What started as 'True Grit'-meets-'War of the Worlds' ends up closer to - whisper it - 'Wild Wild West'.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

Cowboys & Aliens is an agreeable time-killer, but I'll bet a couple of clever kids could make a livelier movie with a Woody puppet and a Predator doll.

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

The film is driven more by its concept than by its plot but it's still a fun summer film.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

Takes itself much too seriously, with acts of brutality outnumbering the gags.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

[A] phenomenally successful two-man war against narrative clarity and continuity.

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

Expensive, a misfire, but perfectly servicable for what it is

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Josh Levin
Slate

It's fun to think about what Cowboys & Aliens might have been if any creativity had crept past the title page.

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Laremy Legel
Film.com

A film that entertains, even if it doesn't live up to the full-on madness potential the title portended.

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Ben Kendrick
ScreenRant

Delivers on the promise of an exciting genre mash-up but, even with a talented cast and revered team of writers, fails to weave a fulfilling story.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Daniel Craig was great. Ford had his moments. But this movie could have been so so so much better!
Wildaly M
I just couldn't finish it. Don't think I will.
Michael Edwards
Now this film is one of the most entertaining films Jon Favreau has directed, And I love the first Iron Man film. Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, and Olivia Wild… More
Conner Rainwater
I'll admit that Cowboys and Aliens might have some issues here and there, but I thought it was a lot of fun. This showcases some of the best elements from… More
Apeneck Fletcher
Every now and again along comes a great idea for a movie ... that simply fails when it comes to execution. The Western that the film begins as is actually okay… More
xGary Xx
An outlaw with total amnesia teams up with the local townsfolk, his old gang and the last surviving members of an Apache tribe to rescue their people stolen… More

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