"The gifted cinematographer Matthew Libatique lights Ford and Craig like Western giants against the rugged landscape."
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers (08/18/2011)
"There are nifty scenes, like the horseback riders battling silvery skeletal airplanes..."
Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman (08/05/2011)
3 stars out of 5 -- "It's professional, respectable, watchable...it canters along at an even pace, the action/exposition ratio well managed..."
Total Film - Matthew Leyland (09/01/2011)
3 stars out of 4 -- "It's ambitious and well-made. The acting from the large cast is of a high standard, Craig and Ford were more or less born into their roles..."
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert (07/27/2011)
"This film from Jon Favreau shrewdly blends an alien-invasion movie into a Western....COWBOYS & ALIENS is a solid success."
Hollywood Reporter - Kirk Honeycutt (07/24/2011)