Cowboys & Aliens

Lists: Action, Fantasy, Westerns, Alien invasion

Brief Synopsis: "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."

Overall Ranking: 3033 (Rank from 2011: # 140)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 20%
Half-Popped 60%
Stale 13.33%
Burnt 6.67%


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Jim Carrier81 - Daniel Craig & Harrison Ford combine for good duo in this film. It's not realistic, but I like the concept. Solid movie...definitely for guys.
Rob from GuysFilmQuest75
Words of WisTIM72(full review)
Gorgon Reviews61(full review)
Bryan Lienesch60 - I thought everything Jon Favreau touched turned to gold. This flick proves he's not King Midas after all.
Cirque du Cinema60(full review)
Cinematic Katzenjammer Nick59(full review)
Darren of Movie Reviews 10155(full review)
Dan O'Neill45 - Though it promised so much more, Cowboys & Aliens has some good action sequences and gives us what we see in the title, but suffers from writing that doesn’t bring anything new to the table and brings us constant cliches, bad one-liners, and an overall feel of disappointment because we know this could have been so much more wild than what we got. You got Han Solo and James Bond loading up their guns looking to shoot some aliens, how hard could it have been!?!?
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Sober Film Critic James Brown43(full review)
Steve Habrat40 - Sadly, it relies too heavily on its winking title.
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Movie Evangelist40(full review)
David Baruffi34(full review)
Patrick Devitt30
Chris of This Is Madness25 - My ratings are on a five point scale, translated as such: 1 - Abysmal, 25 - Bad, 50 - Mediocre, 75 - Good, 100 - Great
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People Involved

  • Olivia Wilde (Ella)
  • Harrison Ford (Col. Woodrow Dolarhyde)
  • Daniel Craig (Jake Lonergan)
  • Sam Rockwell (Doc)
  • Paul Dano (Percy)
  • Walton Goggins (Hunt)
  • Ana de la Reguera (Maria)
  • Clancy Brown (Meacham)
  • Keith Carradine (Sheriff Taggart)
  • Noah Ringer (Emmet)
  • David OHara (Pat Dolan)
  • Adam Beach (Nat Colorado)
  • Abigail Spencer (Alice)
  • Toby Huss (Roy Murphy)
  • Raoul Trujillo (Black Knife)
  • David Midthunder (Apache Warrior 1)
  • Jon Favreau (Director)