Cowboys & Aliens

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

  • Director: Jon Favreau
  • Release date:
  • Genre: Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action
  • Country: USA
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IMDb 6.0 / 10



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.

Top Cast

Matthew Taylor
Matthew Taylor
  • As: Luke Claiborne (as Matt Taylor)
Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig
Cooper Taylor
Cooper Taylor
  • As: Mose Claiborne

Critic Reviews

Exactly what it sounds like: a cowboy movie and an alien movie thrown together, a genre mash-up that's more fun than good, but pretty good nonetheless.
— Bill Goodykoontz (Arizona Republic)
Didn't Like
Favreau's direction is so boulder-heavy-the action sequences, especially the climactic assault on the alien mothership, are an eye-and-ear-shattering mess-that the small moments of poetry...are lost amid too much digital sound and fury.
— Keith Uhlich (Time Out)