Space Cowboys

2000

Action / Adventure / Thriller

59
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 78%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 53%
IMDb Rating 6.4 10 66466

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Clint Eastwood as Frank Corvin
Donald Sutherland as Jerry O'Neill
Marcia Gay Harden as Sara Holland
Jon Hamm as Young Pilot #2
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by juneebuggy 7 / 10

Old man humour from a fantastic cast who all seem to be having a great time working together

I enjoyed this one, good not great, with old man humour from a fantastic cast who all seem to be having a great time working together -which in itself makes this worth a watch.

The story flows, even if it tends to go on a bit and feel clichéd at times, its entertaining. Directed by Clint Eastwood, who also stars as one of a group of retired former pilots, recruited by NASA 40 years after their heyday to stop a runaway Russian satellite from hitting earth. He insists that his old teammates accompany him into space. They go through training again, bar fights, old wounds arehealed, romances begin.

The opening flashback scene from the 1950's also makes this worth a watch, where we get to see young lookalike actors portraying Clint Eastwood, Donald Sutherland, Tommy Lee Jones and James Cromwell -using voice overs from the real men. Very clever.

This did remind me of 'Armageddon'-which I watched about a week ago, almost the same story, a bit less action here, not sure which came first?

Reviewed by MartinHafer 7 / 10

Just turn off your brain and enjoy...

There is so much about "Space Cowboys" that is unrealistic and, if you think about it, silly. But, it manages to tell this story in an entertaining fashion. So, my advice is just turn off your brain and enjoy.

The story begins in 1958. Despite all their training towards orbital travel, NASA is created and the Air Force folks who were working towards space were told to stand down. This part of the story is true and some of the pilots from all different branches of the military went on to become NASA astronauts. But some didn't...and the story now jumps to the present (2000). Frank (Clint Eastwood) is still rather bitter he never got a chance to go to space when his project for the Air Force was canceled...but now, in his senior years, an opportunity arises. A Soviet satellite is falling out of orbit and somehow the only person on a planet of 7,000,000,000 people who can fix it is Frank!! He insists that he doesn't want to tell a young astronaut how to fix it but will go to space himself...provided NASA also allows his three friends who were ALSO with project Daedalus to join him on the flight.

What follows are lots of old geezer jokes and montages. Eventually, the four guys are shot into space with two young hot shots. Unfortunately there are two huge problems. The satellite is NOT a communications satellite AND one of the crew members might just endanger millions because he's a horse's butt.

So is any of this believable? Not really. But it is engaging and the special effects quite amazing for 2000. My only real quibbles are that James Garner's character is poorly written, as he acts nothing like a Baptist minister (how many Baptist ministers say the Rosary as well as quote Alan Shepard instead of making a simple prayer??) and a lot of what surprises everyone in the film seems telegraphed. But the good far outweighs the bad and the picture is never dull.

Reviewed by Fluke_Skywalker 7 / 10

The Ripe Stuff

Plot; Four pre-NASA era test pilots are called back into service to help repair a Cold War era Russian satellite before it crashes back to earth.

There are many instances where Space Cowboys is actually less plausible than the absurd (but entertaining) Michael Bay film Armageddon (with which it shares some tangential elements and qualities). But under the deft direction of star Clint Eastwood and a the rock solid cast around him (including Tommy Lee Jones, James Garner, Donald Sutherland, Marcia Gay Harden, James Cromwell, Courtney B. Vance and the always welcome William Devane), it all holds together and touches down for a smooth landing.

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