Space Cowboys

Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Loren Dean, James Cromwell, William Devane, Clint Eastwood, Donald Sutherland, James Garner, Marcia Gay Harden, Aleksandr Kuznetsov, Rade Serbedzija, Toby Stephens

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Produced by: Village Roadshow Productions, Mad Chance, Malpaso Company, The

Distributed by: Warner Bros.

Genre: comedy

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B- B- B-
Review by Xibo Date seen: August 16, 2000
Viewing Location: Clifton, NJ Grade: B-
Summary: Slightly amusing feel-good story.
With an all-star cast like this, you can't really go wrong, because it feels good just to see all these great actors perform together. So it's a fun movie, with some funny bits, that's certainly worth seeing.

On the negative side, the science, the physics, the acting in zero gravity, and other parts suffer greatly. I always wonder how 2001, made 30 years ago, is often ten times greater than sci-fi films that come out today. My only guess is that Eastwood was directing this for the fun of it, and chose not to take the science all that seriously. So, ignore the science, and treat the movie as a comedy, and you'll do fine. 

A- A- A-
Review by Z Date seen: December 14, 2000
  Grade: A-
Summary: old men kick ass and show ass
While the end is utterly ridiculous, everything leading up to that moment is a triumph of humorous light drama. All the important issues about male aging--flabby asses, declining vision, hair loss, and ego--are used to good effect. Everyone loves Clint Eastwood. If you don't, you must be a Commie. 

A+ A+ A+
Review by Shady0200 Date seen: March 18, 2001
  Grade: A+

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