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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Daniel Craig
Paul Dano
Harrison Ford
Olivia Wilde
Sam Rockwell
Directors
Jon Favreau
Screenwriters
Alex Kurtzman
Roberto Orci
Damon Lindelof
Hawk Ostby
Mark Fergus
Running Time
118 minutes

Cowboys & Aliens
Man is the warmest place to Rawhide


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Cowboys & Aliens

Plot
Arizona, 1873. A man (Craig) awakens in the sparse hinterland of one-horse town Absolution, with no memory, a weird wound and a strange manacle on one wrist. Early on his journey of self-rediscovery, he discovers he’s wanted criminal Jake Lonergan, and that he was abducted by “demons” — like so many of Absolution’s inhabitants. Together with town boss Woodrow Dolarhyde (Ford), he and a posse set out to free their kidnapped loved ones from the strange creatures from “above the stars”...


Verdict
A simple entertainment in a summer of overcomplicated disappointments. Also much harder-edged than you may have expected.


Reviewed by Dan Jolin

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