Cowboys & Aliens Reviews
07.29.11 by REELZ
Is Cowboys & Aliens' mashup premise enough to conquer audience fatigue as we approach the end of "Superhero Summer"? The critics are split.
"...unlikely bedfellows are spliced together for cheeky escapism and maximum coin...full-bodied, roundly satisfying..."
— Peter Debruge, Variety
"Jon Favreau's inspired adaptation of the comic book of the same name could teach Reese's a few things about how to do it right... It may be two treats in one, but for an audience that's pigged out on spectacle all summer, that might be two treats too many."
— Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"...will no doubt be popular and deserves success. As preposterous moneymakers go, it's ambitious and well-made."
— Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"...has fun moments, but it's a plodding entertainment because it mostly tastes like leftovers."
— Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"It's a setup for an epic showdown. What we get instead is drained of daring, much the way Favreau reduced Iron Man to formula in the sappy sequel."
— Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"....a leaden mash-up of western and science-fiction elements that ends up noisy, grotesque and unappealing."
— Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times