Cowboys & Aliens
Cowboys & Aliens
PG-13 | 29 July 2011 (USA)
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A stranger stumbles into the desert town of Absolution with no memory of his past and a futuristic shackle around his wrist. With the help of mysterious beauty Ella and the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde, he finds himself leading an unlikely posse of cowboys, outlaws, and Apache warriors against a common enemy from beyond this world in an epic showdown for survival.

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Livestonth

I am only giving this movie a 1 for the great cast, though I can't imagine what any of them were thinking. This movie was horrible

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Siflutter

It's easily one of the freshest, sharpest and most enjoyable films of this year.

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Robert Joyner

The plot isn't so bad, but the pace of storytelling is too slow which makes people bored. Certain moments are so obvious and unnecessary for the main plot. I would've fast-forwarded those moments if it was an online streaming. The ending looks like implying a sequel, not sure if this movie will get one

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Derrick Gibbons

An old-fashioned movie made with new-fashioned finesse.

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richardjp-17225

Seems to be really miscast with James Bond playing Indiana Jones, Indiana Jones playing a bit of a bad guy and Clancy Brown playing the kindly preist. It all works really well though and it's a very entertaining movie though.

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ComedyFan2010

Well the title itself tells us all what to expect and if this is appealing to you you should enjoy this movie. Maybe one's expectations can be too high but even then one gets both elements of western and sci fi in it to be entertained.Western is pretty much a dead genre. One really doesn't see many of these movies being made. Maybe it is because so many have been done in the past and some feel it all has been shown. In this case just add some aliens to it. After all if one makes a sci fi movie about aliens invading the Earth it could have happened in the past centuries!So we get a lot of elements from the typical Western movies that we get to enjoy in a nostalgic way but then the aliens come and the movie becomes so much more entertaining.The casting is absolutely perfect. All actors fit perfectly to their part and act in a real Western style. Maybe one could make the aliens more sophisticated than just monsters attacking, but this would change the style of the movie. Make it a more philosophical sci fi/western. In my opinion it was best to leave it this way to make it feel more like a western with lots of action.

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Gordon-11

This film tells the story of a man who wakes up in the middle of the desert with a strange device on his wrist, and no memory of what happened whatsoever. He soon discovers that he is a wanted criminal in a cowboy town that is savaged by aliens.The title says it all, and cowboys and aliens are exactly what you get. The story is fun and light, as the hybrid between cowboy and alien is fresh and interesting. There is much contrast between the lack of technology in the human world and the hi tech alien ships. It is an enjoyable brain off blockbuster film, with a bit of everything to please everyone.

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skrobdell-248-101634

The problem with Cowboys and Aliens was that the Cowboys barely reacted to them. At first sight of the mechanized flying machines, zapping people off the earth, was met with no obvious comment, about the sheer quantum leap of the type of enemies that were presented. Daniel Craig's character was not likely to help because of his amnesia and the Harrison Ford Character gruffly headed off to head the aliens off at the pass. This despite the fact that guns had little effect on their new enemy and the only one with any fire power, wasn't really a friend. (Daniel Craig-he with the wrist beeper) All the scenes seemed massively improbable when the meeting of Aliens and Cowboys should have been shown to be one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. With the Aliens being made into only surrogate Native Americans the film sank into references to most other Cowboy films you have ever watched. (Was there an attempt at humour with Butch Cassidy and the Kid' copy scene?) Whatever

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