DVD: Cowboys & Aliens (12)


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"You don't know who you're dealing with boy," Harrison Ford's cattle-rancher grouches. Ford is very grouchy (isn't he always?) in this laugh-free Western.

Anyhow, it starts with Daniel Craig's rugged cowboy waking up in the desert. He has no memory of anything, but it's soon becomes apparent he was a no-good gold robber, and that this hard-nut villain is going to be needed to take on the aliens who have abducted various townsfolk and plonked them in their ugly spacecraft.

So he and a group of misfit cowboys (including Sam Rockwell and Ford) cobble together to liberate them. And that's it. Essentially, a straightforward, very watchable Western... with aliens.