Cowboys & Aliens | reviewed by: Scott McKay | August 30, 2011
entertainment value
Cowboys & Aliens is a very by-the-numbers blockbuster formula, Favreau & cast do the best they can w/ the limiting source material.
genre Action | Sci-Fi | Western
synopsis The Old West.. where a lone cowboy leads an uprising against a terror from beyond our world. 1873. Arizona Territory. A stranger 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 the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Ford). It's a town that lives in fear. But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Screaming down with breathtaking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these monsters challenge everything the residents have ever known. 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...
lead actors Olivia Wilde | Harrison Ford | Daniel Craig | Sam Rockwell | Paul Dano | Walton Goggins | Ana de la Reguera | Clancy Brown | Keith Carradine | Noah Ringer | David O'Hara | Adam Beach | Abigail Spencer | Toby Huss | Raoul Trujillo
director Jon Favreau