Space Cowboys

 (3,412)6.52 h 10 min2000X-RayPG-13
Forty years after their original space mission was scrapped, a retired Air Force "space cowboy" leads a group of former astronauts on a dangerous mission.
Clint Eastwood
Clint EastwoodTommy Lee JonesDonald Sutherland
Science FictionComedyAdventureAction
English [CC]
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James GarnerMarcia Gay HardenWilliam DevaneLoren DeanCourtney B. VanceJames Cromwell
Clint EastwoodAndrew Lazar
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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4.7 out of 5 stars

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OdinazReviewed in the United States on August 12, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Always loved this movie!
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I have always loved this movie with Clint Eastwood, Donald Sutherland, Tommy Lee Jones, James Garner, James Cromwell and William Devane who, together, are fabulous actors and do a fantastic job in this movie. I loved this movie for another reason. My husband was an engineer for NASA and said that NASA would be nothing without its engineers and who, if he had passed away prematurely would, in real life, would be exactly like one of these actors and have to do the same thing even if another something requiring old engineers came up. Super, super, super movie with classic actors and a wonderful story!
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Skip HughesReviewed in the United States on August 14, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
The Eastwood touch!
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This film is comparable in its way to "The Bucket List." It's about us old guys doing stuff that somehow didn't happen sooner but should've. I'm gonna be jealous in a minute.

Gathering a stellar cast, not only the four cowboys but others as well, and having our old friend Rowdy Yates as the star and director is a mighty good beginning. Then a serious but funny story, well. We know it'll be worthwhile.

But that's not the most of it. A film is about the visuals, and here the visuals are simply stunning. Let's face it, our heroes pretend to be in orbit, i.e., weightless. So here's the question. Do we believe that as we watch the thing? I sure did. And was it always them in those magnificent space-suits? Doesn't matter. I believed it.

Oh golly! What an adventure! And what a terrific film!
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Christopher HausmannReviewed in the United States on December 22, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
All time classic
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Had to have it in my collection! The main reason for the star subtraction is for Amazon not the movie!!!I just wish that Amazine would let me custom arrange my Video Library instead of only offering by date purchased or alphabetical order. I would prefer to arrange by genre, episode, number in franchise so that I could group my movies together instead of having a hodge podge to sort through!
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FredReviewed in the United States on November 1, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
A far better and more entertaining film than I remember
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The movie boasts big-time actors in their twilight years -- performing in a tour-de-force in which graying veterans of the space program are returned to service by circumstance. That their teamed-up on a mission to save the world stretches credibility, but not these actors' abilities to carry the story. At times I found myself laughing out loud at the antics of lifelong colleagues. This is just good fun delivered the way American cinema is known for.
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rogelio rodriguezReviewed in the United States on June 4, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Expect a nice feel good movie
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This is a funny, light, feeling good movie. Don't expect a deep intellectual exercise, but the story is good enough to hold up.

It's written in a way that gives the chance to its aged protagonists to show why they were still stars. They did a funny and charismatic work.

I'm a middle age guy, but I watched the movie with my teenager daughter and she enjoyed it too.

The last shot should be considered one of the best in the history of feel good movies.
RichardReviewed in the United States on January 12, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
A humorous Clint Eastwood story about aged astronauts
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The story is about a satellite whose orbit is decaying and needs to be corrected so it does not fall back to earth. The guidance system involved is ancient and NASA is going back to the designer (Eastwood) to aid them in getting the satellite back into synchronous orbit. He refuses unless NASA let's him and his original team go back up to the satellite to make the repairs. He wins and it makes for a really good movie.
Mike DuncanReviewed in the United States on August 18, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
Very poor streaming service
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Excellent movie but the streaming service was so bad I was continually irritated and could not enjoy it. Had to stop and restart and backup several times throughout the show to catch what was being said. Also it was like watching an old Godzilla movie with the actor’s mouth moving and hearing the voice after they stopped speaking... This is the second movie I watched this week from Amazon and I won’t be watching anymore for awhile...
Thomas S. WadeReviewed in the United States on April 12, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Just plain entertaining
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No movie is everyone’s cup of tea, but Space Cowboys is possibly as close to perfect as it gets, for Hollywood entertainment. I love everything about this movie; its ludicrous plot, its perfect pacing, the special effects and of course the spot-on casting and acting by some of Hollywood’s best from an era almost gone. Funny, charming, with great action and just the right amount of sentiment; if you’ve never seen it and are in the mood to be entertained, this oughta do it.
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