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The phrase "over the hill" only applies where there's gravity! Forty years after their original space mission was scrapped, a retired Air Force "space cowboy" leads a group of former astronauts on a dangerous mission to help repair a damaged Cold-War-era Russian satellite. Despite their age, they prove they still have the right stuff. Directed by and starring Oscar-winner Clint Eastwood ("Million Dollar Baby," "Unforgiven"). The all-star cast includes Oscar-winner Tommy Lee Jones ("The Fugitive," the "Men in Black" movies), Oscar-nominee James Garner ("Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood," "Maverick"), Golden Globe-winner Donald Sutherland ("The Art of War," "JFK") and Oscar-nominee James Cromwell ("The Sum of All Fears," "L.A. Confidential"). Action and comedy combine to make this a trip into orbit that few will forget!
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 119
- Fresh: 93
- Rotten: 26
- Average Rating: 6.7/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Space Cowboys is poorly engineered: lurchingly paced, the dramatic conflicts duct taped together.
Fresh: It's a rare pleasure to watch four terrific actors having the time of their lives.
Fresh: An absorbing mix of perilous suspense, derring-do, personal courage and well-judged self-sacrifice.
Fresh: The movie may not pack anything near the emotional punch of Unforgiven, but it's an entertainingly raffish action-comedy nonetheless.
I liked it more than I thought I would. Okay, so don't take the name of the movie seriously. This isn't one of those cheesy 50's sci-fi movies. This is actually a drama about four men who have always dreamed of going into space, but their trip gets delayed by 40ish years when they mess up an air force mission. The four actors (Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, and James Garner), all have great chemistry together which makes for some great laughs along the way. WARNING: This film contains one of the grossest throw-up moments I've seen in any movie (along with GET SMART and CARNAGE), so if that makes you queasy, don't watch it or cover your eyes when Tommy Lee Jones is flying a man in a dust cropper.
- Genre: Action & Adventure
- Released: 2000
- © 2000 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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