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Cowboys & Aliens

(DVD - 2011)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Cowboys & Aliens
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In Arizona in 1873, a stranger leads a posse of cowboys, outlaws and Apache warriors against an alien enemy.

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Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford and Olivia Wilde


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Nov 28, 2014
  • Libraryman1_0 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Enjoyable mixed blend of two genres, that of science fiction and western. Has it's fair share of action moments and one must admit, this is a different type of movie altogether. Very good when you consider that A. Some people proclaimed westerns as a dead genre, and B.having something unique can only be a positive in terms of filmmaking. I liked Harrison Ford in this one as he comes off as the crusty outlaw and Daniel Craig as the central hero is equally effective in the role of the hero. The usual CGI effects are to be expected, but it doesnt deter from this being a watchable movie.

Nov 01, 2014
  • Wizards_CastlesAndBells rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Right up there with Raiders of the Lost Ark; classic western elements and funny!

Aug 28, 2014
  • kxxiong rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Very entertaining! Nice storylines! (3 stars)

i haven't seen the movie !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jun 22, 2014
  • POLITICSOWNSUS rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

An extremely LAME mash-up of the good western and good alien movies of the past period.Harrison Ford acted like he was severely constipated,and Daniel Craig acted like his anus was burning and itching like HELL throughout this shockingly cheap looking thrill at best period.I don't blame Steven Spielberg for not wasting tons of $ on this extremely cheesy celluloid,because he knows that this film is not worth it as well as the fact that movies don't make as much $ as they used to (and rightfully so) period!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 21, 2014
  • kevfarley rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A bit of a wierd and silly idea perhaps,.. but GREAT FUN !! (...especially after I silenced my inner Sophisticated Film Critic.)

Apr 17, 2014
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Give this points for truth in advertising. Too bad it's not very good.

Jan 02, 2014
  • Quimeras rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

The idea is definitely ambitious and I was really hoping that it would work.

Dec 14, 2013
  • Mocha6ft3 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Once again, after reading the reviews some time ago about this film and being turned off by the over welming bad press this film recieved and my lack of desire at that time, I decided not to see it in the theaters. Even though i often follow my own feelings. However, while standing in line at Target with a friend, i saw this movie with a sticker price that was quite tempting. I love science fiction and horror and decided to buy it. Standing next to my friend holding this movie in my hand she said " I read the reviews about that movie and it sucked." So i told her to come to my apartment and watch it with me on my HOMETHEATER!! Regardless of what the reviewers said about this movie, the sound was off the hook!!! During one particular scene where the bad guys lead by Harrison Ford character ride into town, the sound of the horses charging had my floors and walls vibrating from my subwoofers. I smiled knowing this was a very good buy. I also liked the sound of the flying space vessels which sounded very cool in my surrounds as well as the weapons they used. This film is "sound freak approved." My lady friend was also very impressed with the audio. I like the story and the characters, but it was the sound that had my full attention. I guess the reviewers were not into sound. Looking at my melted pint of chocolate chocolate chip ice cream on my table by Hagen Daze, i had no idea that over two hours had passed by. I'm giving this movie 4 stars. For very good audio, a decent story, Harrison Ford as a bad guy, and turning my ice cream into a chocolate shake. Yummy!!!! A large pizza. Half with pepperoni and the other half with extra cheese.

Jun 21, 2013
  • ceedeegee57 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Honestly, The cast and crew can't stop talking about how this idea has never been done before - but I wonder if they watched the movie they made? Because while the idea may be great - Ford phones it in, Craig looks great without his shirt and wears the tightest pants in the west, and the rest... dull, dull, dull. When Wilde's character is finally revealed... yawn. This one doesn't even have the camp value of Wild, Wild West.

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May 07, 2013
  • SEBoiko rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

God don't care who you were son, only who you are.

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Meacham (to Jake Lonergan): "God doesn't care who you WERE son... only who you ARE..."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Jake Lonergan: "I've been shot." Meacham: "Only two kinds of men get shot... criminals and victims. Which one are you?" Jake Lonergan: "I don't know." Meacham: "You got a name, friend?" Jake Lonergan: "I don't know that either." Meacham: "Just what do you know?" Jake Lonergan: "English."

Jul 24, 2012
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Meacham: Whether you end up in Heaven or Hell isn't God's plan, it's your own. You just have to remember what it is.

Jul 24, 2012
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Doc: I don't know much about boats, but I'd say that one's upside down.

Jul 24, 2012
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Ella: If it's all the same, I'd like to ride along, too.
Meacham: Yes, ma'am. Got a kid and a dog, why not a woman?

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Sep 20, 2012
  • 221b_GreenPanda rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Getting Ambushed By Aliens!

Sep 20, 2012
  • 221b_GreenPanda rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: .

Sep 20, 2012
  • 221b_GreenPanda rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Fighting Aliens!

Sep 20, 2012
  • 221b_GreenPanda rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Cursing At Aliens!

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Jul 24, 2012
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Jun 12, 2012
  • 221b_GreenPanda rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

221b_GreenPanda thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

Mar 25, 2012
  • lukeooo2 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

lukeooo2 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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Jul 24, 2012
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys and natives are all that stand in their way.

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