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PG-13| 1 hr. 58 min.

Plot Summary
Bearing a mysterious metal shackle on his wrist, an amnesiac gunslinger (Daniel Craig) wanders into a frontier town called Absolution. He quickly finds that strangers are unwelcome, and no one does anything without the approval of tyrannical Col. Dolarhyde (Harrison Ford). But when Absolution faces a threat from beyond Earth, the stranger finds that he is its only hope of salvation. He unites townspeople, outlaws and Apache warriors against the alien forces in an epic battle for survival.

Cast: Daniel Craig , Harrison Ford , Olivia Wilde , Sam Rockwell , Adam Beach , Paul Dano , Noah Ringer , Keith Carradine

Director: Jon Favreau

Genres: Science fiction, Action, Western

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

Release Date: July 29th, 2011|1 hr. 58 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 100 )
  • It looks slick, pricey and starry – Indiana Jones teams up with James Bond for a gunfight with space demons. But even Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig can't save a movie that's all concept, no content. show more

  • Take a cowboy movie, add space aliens. That's a gimmick that could easily have exhausted itself after 20 minutes, but director Favreau, a team of screenwriters and some well-cast actors keep it alive, and the result is a crowd-pleasing summer movie with more wit than most. show more

  • Dialogue is terse and predictable, and the sci-fi thriller portion is even less compelling than the Western saga. show more

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  • November 24, 2012 crhram
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    I really liked this movie. give it a chance. Im not a sci-fy type but i did enjoy this movie.

  • May 19, 2012 Pete Morales
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    Cowboy moviie are gettiing to their best!!!

  • January 27, 2012 ym00000000110767
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    good, but I would change the end....

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