Parents' Guide to

Space Cowboys

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Fun if predictable adventure has great cast.

Movie PG-13 2000 130 minutes
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age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

age 14+

Space Cowboy fun

A good family movie. No reason why everyone wouldn't enjoy Space Cowboys together. There's enough there to spark some interesting talk afterwards. This site is usually good in its suggestions, but I quibble with the notion that there is 'sex' in this movie. Sorry folks, but my watch says 2017, not 1917. If that kiss between two kind older people counts against seeing this, then turn on your radios, cause there's no movies for you. I liked this movie ... you will too!

Is It Any Good?

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The effortless star quality of these actors, so clearly still in their prime, is undimmed. If we needed someone to save the world, wouldn't Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, James Garner, and Donald Sutherland be the guys to do it? Or at least wouldn't it be fun to watch those guys play "Leisure World astronauts" showing off their right stuff? If your answer is yes, this is your movie.

Director Eastwood takes his time, giving us a prolonged black and white intro, with the stars' voices coming from younger actors portraying them circa 1958. Then we have to get acquainted with the problem, NASA has to come to Corvin for help, he has to turn them down, then get his old nemesis to agree to let him get his over-the-hill-gang back together, then they have to go through training and show those young upstart astronauts a thing or two, and then comes ten, nine, eight, seven, and all the rest of it and we're out in space. The script is weak and saggy and the plot is predictable. The last scene is weirdly maudlin, even macabre.

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