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Cowboys & Aliens Reviews

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February 8, 2019
Cowboys & Aliens is everything its moniker implies, including a whole lot of fun.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 5, 2018
The cast is outstanding. The story is compelling-at times, even touching, and the aliens are cool. Sure there are some plot-holes, but they do more right than wrong.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
November 14, 2018
A sci-fi / adventure movie where entertainment (and suspension of disbelief) is the priority; and it's well paced, whilst being neither innovative nor particularly clever.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 30, 2018
Cowboys and Aliens is a big mess, sure, but I don't know what everybody's screaming about, it's still better than most of the other maggoty offal they've been serving at the multiplex all year long.
May 22, 2018
Cowboys & Aliens succeeds brilliantly as a summer film. Beautifully designed, full of crazy action sequences that are genuinely original, the flick is a perfect escapist fantasy into the Weird West.
September 8, 2017
From the cool special effects, to its top-notch acting and wickedly fun concept, Cowboys and Aliens is just that film that you may in fact hate to love. But it is really enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 30, 2017
[Jon] Favreau goes for iconic over smart and if you like any of the things on the above check list, chances are you'll have a pretty good time at Cowboys & Aliens.
June 30, 2013
The film is driven more by its concept than by its plot but it's still a fun summer film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 14, 2013
Expensive, a misfire, but perfectly servicable for what it is
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 2, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 28, 2012
Patchy, if enjoyable in parts, but nowhere near as awesome as that title suggests it should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 1, 2012
Rather refreshingly what-you-see-is-exactly-what-you-get: a western with aliens grafted on, or a sci-fi invasion film with cowboys grafted on--nothing more, nothing less.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 27, 2012
It must be said upfront that, for all its problems and script deficiencies, Cowboys & Aliens is probably the most continually entertaining effort of director Jon Favreau's still relatively young career.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 22, 2011
'Reach for the skies' has a whole new meaning now. The science-fiction Western 'Cowboys & Aliens' is an entertaining, genre-blending romp. It's a serious movie, too - a drama with comedic moments - and that makes it all the more exciting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 13, 2011
Not the Boys Own Adventure it could have been, but a fun - if often flawed - romp.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 9, 2011
Uma diversão eficiente que, sim, poderia ter explorado sua ótima premissa com mais cuidado, mas que ao menos não a desperdiçou com "homenagens" tolas e auto referenciais.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 2, 2011
I don't think too many people are going to wander into the theater expecting The Tree of Life. The film delivers exactly what it promises.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 25, 2011
"A fun idea with just enough action, welcoming actors, and big-budget effects to make it perfect Sunday matinee material."
August 19, 2011
There is nothing that fascinating about Favreau's treatment, nor his source material, but compared with similar blockbuster fare of recent months, this curious exercise in genre bending is very watchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
August 19, 2011
It does actually seem to work, giving audiences a healthy number of action pieces and a solid storyline that isn't as bonkers as it looks on paper - if you're willing to suspend a massive dollop of belief that is.
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