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Space Cowboys

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Clint Eastwood

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About the Movie

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

Fresh: Without succumbing to bitterness or nostalgia or overstating the case for one generation's virtues, [Eastwood] and his cohorts mount a vigorous and funny defense of maturity. – A.O. Scott, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Rotten: Space Cowboys is poorly engineered: lurchingly paced, the dramatic conflicts duct taped together. – Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly, Feb 28, 2011

Fresh: It's a rare pleasure to watch four terrific actors having the time of their lives. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Nov 24, 2006

Fresh: An absorbing mix of perilous suspense, derring-do, personal courage and well-judged self-sacrifice. – Todd McCarthy, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Pretty good!

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.

Space Cowboys
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Released: 2000

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