Cowboys & Aliens 2011 PG-13 CC

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From the director of Iron Man and starring Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford, an unlikely posse rises against a force from beyond this world in an epic showdown for survival.

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Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford
Runtime:
1 hour 59 minutes

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Cowboys & Aliens

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Genres Science Fiction, Thriller, Western, Action
Director Jon Favreau
Starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford
Supporting actors Buck Taylor, Matthew Taylor, Cooper Taylor, Clancy Brown, Paul Dano, Chris Browning, Adam Beach, Sam Rockwell, Ana de la Reguera, Noah Ringer, Brian Duffy, Olivia Wilde, Keith Carradine, Brendan Wayne, Gavin Grazer, Toby Huss, Wyatt Russell, Jimmy Jatho
Studio Universal Pictures
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Like many movie fans I love westerns and science fiction themes.
Joseph J. Truncale
Don't get me wrong -I like the movie - just, do not expect a masterpiece.
Sally R.
Good acting, good direction, great action, and great special effects.
D. Williamson

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238 of 265 people found the following review helpful By Joshua Lake on August 8, 2011
Format: DVD
You should watch this movie expecting a great check-your-brain-at-the-door flick, and it doesn't disappoint on that count. There are wild west gunfights, love interests, and aliens trying to take over the world -- what more could you ask for?

Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, and Olivia Wilde are residents of an old western town attacked by what a local preacher calls "demons." Those demons -- what we call aliens -- pillage and plunder, terrifying the locals and motivating them to drop old rivalries to defeat the new threat.

The plot is simple, although it has a couple unexpected twists. You won't walk away with your mind blown, but you also will have enjoyed the show. The aliens are designed well, the characters are intriguing, and the plot has just enough mystery to keep you interested. This movie won't likely be winning any Oscars, but it's a fun film.
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215 of 259 people found the following review helpful By SciFiChick VINE VOICE on July 28, 2011
Format: DVD
A man awakens in the desert to complete memory loss. The only clue to his past is a picture of a young woman and a metal contraption locked around his forearm. When he arrives in a nearby town of Absolution, trouble isn't far behind. But when strange lights from the sky arrive and begin shooting up the town and abducting its residents, the survivors decide to risk all to hunt the kidnappers and find their loved ones.

Daniel Craig plays the amnesiac who comes to be known as Jake Lonergan. Craig is a stoic, hard man with a soft heart. When his past is revealed it's a bit of a shock, since it seemed to be against his nature. Harrison Ford also stars as Woodrow Dolarhyde, a tough war veteran, now rich and feared by the town and his employees. Sam Rockwell is Doc, a saloon owner who tries to toughen up to save his wife from abduction. And Olivia Wilde is the mysterious and beautiful Ella who seems to know something about Jake. The acting is solid and believable. Each character stands out and made the film worth watching.

The characters and their stories are really what made the film. While the men had rough and tough exteriors, there was still plenty of heart. The feel was definitely a Western meets Alien, with plenty of violence and intense suspense and action. Clever one-liners throughout gave the film some much-needed laughs and light-hearted moments. Fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat excitement from beginning to end, Cowboys & Aliens certainly lives up to the hype.

The story is only roughly based on the original graphic novel. This is a different story, yet still has riveting characters, a mystery, and non-stop adventure. This was the film I was looking forward to most this summer. And I'm happy to say I wasn't disappointed. The Old West setting was charming yet gritty.
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53 of 65 people found the following review helpful By Steve on August 2, 2011
Format: DVD
"Cowboys & Aliens" is a film with a simple plot with a few surprises. It takes place a few years after the Civil War and Harrison Ford is still complaining about the Union generals at Antietam, as well as having to deal with a spoiled, drunken son. Daniel Craig has amnesia and a strange bracelet clamped on his wrist. And Olivia Wilde is a beautiful, gun-toting woman who seems to know what's going on with Craig, as alien spacecraft start blowing up a town and the area's cowboys, and later robbers and Apaches. The film meanders along for quite some time, but heats up in the second half, as humans band together to try to save humanity from extinction.

"Cowboys & Aliens" has some good action sequences and photography, and the aliens are ugly and scary. The main actors all do a good job, as does Keith Carradine as a sheriff and Sam Rockwell as a non-violent saloon owner who learns to shoot a rifle.

All in all, this is a well-made film, which is generally entertaining, especially in its latter stages. Three and one-half stars.
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23 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Scott FS VINE VOICE on July 30, 2011
Format: DVD
No spoilers here, because I hope you'll see this fun film!

The title gives you the main plot. Aliens encounter Earthlings, but they don't do it in the modern era, but back 125 years ago, perhaps 20 years after the Civil War. And why not? Do aliens wait until the present time to decide to take a side trip to good ole Earth?

Playing as a straight Western, which is where most of the movie is set, Cowboys and Aliens is a pretty darn good one. Based upon a graphic novel (fancy comic book), C&A has a great look. It's dirty and dusty, and the small, dying Western town looks just right. Cinematographer Matthew Libatique uses the New Mexico locations to his advantage here. The rugged landscape is forbidding, stark, and desolate.

The plot as a Western isn't terribly original, but it's a decent one. There are good guys in the town, and bad guys, with a ne're-do-well son of the town's richest citizen making trouble as they just seem wont to do.

Then, the aliens show up.

The special effects, some of which are done by Industrial Light and Magic, and as good as you'd expect (although why do aliens always have to be so complex looking? They ooze mucus, they have body parts which open up and reveal surprises, and they just don't look as streamlined as, say, humans do.). Anyway, the special effects are excellent, the flying craft excellent, and the explosions are very well done.

Over all, the film gets four-and-a-half stars. Harrison Ford is looking as craggy as he ages nicely. Daniel Craig is as tough as they come, and Olivia Wilde (best known as one of the docs from 'House') is pretty, thin, and angular as you remember.
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