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An enjoyable, if not totally absorbing, summer action movie that provides a welcome vacation from the tyranny of youth.
Dallas Morning News:
It's an enjoyable ride, navigated by that most experienced pilot of aging machismo, Clint Eastwood.
New York Times:
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.
Paul Clinton (CNN.com),
Old stars shine in funny, thrilling Space Cowboys.
Eastwood highlights the personal relationships in a way that is gentle, funny and authentic.
Space Cowboys is poorly engineered: lurchingly paced, the dramatic conflicts duct taped together.
New York Magazine/Vulture:
One of those over-the-hill-gang buddyfests that pretend to be about teamwork and valor but are really about movie-star cronyism.
Space Cowboys is a blast for those who don't mind geriatric heroes.
Space Cowboys plays more like a mixture of Eastwood's leaden Cold War thriller Firefox and the aimless goofballing of Bronco Billy or Honkytonk Man than like his better films.
An absorbing mix of perilous suspense, derring-do, personal courage and well-judged self-sacrifice.
The movie may not pack anything near the emotional punch of Unforgiven, but it's an entertainingly raffish action-comedy nonetheless.