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Release Date: July 29th, 2011

DVD Release Date: December 6th, 2011

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

Production Co: Fairview Entertainment, Imagine Entertainment, K/O Paper Products, Platinum Studios

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Rivalry, Amusing, Rescue, Love

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The key to its success lies in the determination by everyone involved to play the damn thing straight. Even the slightest goofiness, the tiniest touch of camp, and the whole thing would blow sky high. But it doesn't. show more

  • Cowboys versus aliens is a concept that may make you smile in anticipation, but wipe that smile off your face before buying your ticket. show more

  • Neither fish nor fowl (nor extraterrestrial), and that's a problem. Craig, handsomely craggy, plays it straight, and like Eastwood's Man With No Name, he doesn't have much to say. show more

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Action Performance By a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)