Chicago Sun-Times - 07/27/2011 3 stars out of 4 -- "[I]t's ambitious and well-made. The acting from the large cast is of a high standard, Craig and Ford were more or less born into their roles..."
Entertainment Weekly - 08/05/2011
"There are nifty scenes, like the horseback riders battling silvery skeletal airplanes..."
Rolling Stone - 08/18/2011
"The gifted cinematographer Matthew Libatique lights Ford and Craig like Western giants against the rugged landscape."
Hollywood Reporter - 07/24/2011
"[T]his film from Jon Favreau shrewdly blends an alien-invasion movie into a Western....COWBOYS & ALIENS is a solid success."
Total Film - 09/01/2011 3 stars out of 5 -- "It's professional, respectable, watchable...it canters along at an even pace, the action/exposition ratio well managed..."
Based on the graphic novel by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, COWBOYS & ALIENS is set in 1800s Arizona, where the local cowboys, headed by gunslinger Jake Lonergan (Daniel Craig), and the indigenous Apache tribe have been feuding fiercely for quite a while. Their skirmish is interrupted, however, by the appearance of a spaceship, commanded by an alien creature that's bent on enslaving the human race. It's time for a six-gun shoot-out between these cattle rustlers and space invaders, and there might even be a temporary peace between the cowboys and Indians as they both take aim at these extraterrestrial uninvited guests. Jon Favreau directs from a script by STAR TREK scribes Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, with help from LOST's Damon Lindelof. Olivia Wilde, Harrison Ford, and Sam Rockwell fill out the headlining cast.
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