Space Cowboys
Space Cowboys (2000)

In this adventure drama, four men passed over by the space program get one last chance to be heroes and live out their dreams. Frank Corvin (Clint Eastwood), Hawk Hawkins (Tommy Lee Jones), Jerry O'Neill (Donald Sutherland), and Tank… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 17, 2001
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78%
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53%



Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While the plot is overly cliched, the suberb acting by the stars (especially the tense interactions between Clint Eastwood and Tommy Lee Jones) and the spectacular special effects make this a movie worth seeing.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

It's a rare pleasure to watch four terrific actors having the time of their lives.

J. Hoberman
Village Voice

The movie may not pack anything near the emotional punch of Unforgiven, but it's an entertainingly raffish action-comedy nonetheless.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Weak and saggy script meets predictable plot.

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Todd McCarthy
Variety

An absorbing mix of perilous suspense, derring-do, personal courage and well-judged self-sacrifice.

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Jay Carr
Boston Globe

Eastwood's economy of gesture both behind and in front of the camera is a pleasure in itself.

Nick Rogers
Suite101.com

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.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

There's an abundance of charm and screen presence from the four veteran actors.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Space Cowboys works both as a humorous action movie and a cultural statement.

Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Grumpy Old Astronauts--or, rather, Grumpy Old Air Force Officers Who Get Sent into Space to Fix a Damaged Satellite.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Al S
It`s pure high-flying fun from start to finish. It soars through the air as an high-tech adventure with old-school heroes. It's a rocking good time. A… More
Sajin P A
It kicked off as a totally enjoyable fun ride with a great premise; had it stayed liked that to the end this one could've definitely been topping my… More
Alex roy
Space Cowboys a good adventure drama film with a great cast. However, considering that this is a Clint Eastwood film, it's also a bit disappointing… More
Candy Rose
Excellent cast. Movie about a group of retired pilots who get another opportunity to go into space. I've been to NASA where some of it is filmed.
danny d
not without its cliches and the acting and dialogue were a bit weak, but the story gives the audience so much to root for that the film succeeds almost by… More
Conner Rainwater
Really, the only fault of this movie is having Nsync do the theme song. It's a great story with four great actors playing old buddies. The black and white… More