Metacritic Movie Ratings
Cowboys & Aliens Reviews

3.0

50

out of 100

Metascore®
Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterKirk Honeycutt

    The key to its success lies in the determination by everyone involved to play the damn thing straight. Even the slightest goofiness, the tiniest touch of camp, and the whole thing would blow sky high. But it doesn't.

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  • 58

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    Cowboys & Aliens has fun moments, but it's a plodding entertainment because it mostly tastes like leftovers.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    Dialogue is terse and predictable, and the sci-fi thriller portion is even less compelling than the Western saga.

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  • 30

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    Cowboys versus aliens is a concept that may make you smile in anticipation, but wipe that smile off your face before buying your ticket.

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