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Cowboys & Aliens

  • Western
  • Drama
  • 2011
  • Jon Favreau
  • 113 mins
  • 12A

Summary

Sci-fi adventure starring Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford. An amnesiac stranger stumbles into a desert town that's ruled by a humourless colonel. When terrifying airborne marauders attack, the amnesiac discovers his skills with a gun could help save the town's inhabitants from annihilation.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Mysterious cowboy Daniel Craig must join forces with tyrannical cattle baron Harrison Ford to take a stand against a fistful of giant mole monsters from outer space in this surprisingly successful hybrid of The Searchers and Independence Day. Iron Man director Jon Favreau's solid adaptation of a popular 2006 graphic novel is a rousing winner, remaining true to both western and sci-fi genres, and gains enormous dramatic appeal from being played completely straight (no hint of Wild Wild West camp here). It boasts plenty of genuine surprises and scary jolts, plus some terrific spacecraft special effects, while the teaming of Craig and Ford works like a charm.

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Credits

Cast

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Jake LonerganDaniel Craig
Col Woodrow DolarhydeHarrison Ford
EllaOlivia Wilde
DocSam Rockwell
Nat ColoradoAdam Beach
EmmettNoah Ringer
MariaAna de la Reguera
PercyPaul Dano
MeachamClancy Brown
Sheriff TaggartKeith Carradine
HuntWalton Goggins
Pat DolanDavid O'Hara

Crew

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DirectorJon Favreau

Details

Theatrical distributor
Paramount
Released on
2011-08-12
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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