Cowboys & Aliens

release date:July 29, 2011
Tuesday December 6, 2011 (dvd)
genre:Action
running time:118 min.
director:Jon Favreau
studio:Universal Pictures
producer(s):Brian Grazer, Alex Kurtzman, Ron Howard, Roberto Orci, Scott Mitchell Rosenberg
screenplay:Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof, Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby
cast:Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell, Adam Beach, Paul Dano, Noah Ringer, Keith Carradine, Clancy Brown
Current Tribute rating: Current rating: 3.45    Rate Movie     User Reviews

Cowboys & Aliens Movie Synopsis

1873. Arizona Territory. A stranger (Daniel Craig) with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don't welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Harrison Ford). It's a town that lives in fear.

But Absolution is about to experience fear it has before experienced when the town is attacked by flying vehicles that descend from the sky with breathtaking velocity and blinding lights, abducting the townsfolk one by one.

Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and where he's been, he realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a fighting chance against the alien force. With the help of the elusive traveler Ella (Olivia Wilde), he pulls together a posse comprised of former opponents—townsfolk, Dolarhyde, outlaws and Apache warriors—all in danger of annihilation. United against a common enemy, they prepare for an epic showdown for survival.

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  interesting concept, but it just doesn't come together well.

  though i expected this to be lame, it was surprisingly good.

Not worthy of even half a star. The big stars couldnt even save this move.