Space Cowboys (2000) - Action, Adventure, Thriller

Hohum Score

7

Engaging

When a retired engineer is called upon to rescue a failing satellite, he insists that his equally old teammates accompany him into space.

IMDB: 6.4
Director: Clint Eastwood
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones
Length: 130 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 57 out of 329 found boring (17.32%)

One-line Reviews (292)

"Space Cowboys" may have much better acting and direction than that odious asteroid flick, but it's every bit as silly, contrived, and full of mile-wide plot holes.

There are two kinds of Clint Eastwood movies--the hard, intense, high-energy driven films that create box-office buzz, and the easy-going creations such as Bronco Billy and The Bridges of Madison county, where the old pro relaxes and lets his adult viewers do likewise.

Still, when the movie was over, in spite of several very-predictable scenes, I felt that I had enjoyed it -- and the final scene (no spoilers) had several people in the audience laughing and cheering.

Enjoyable and amiable story with sympathetic characters by the veteran Clint Eastwood .

The worst from Clint in a while, but still a fairly amusing, if slow, ride.

Highly enjoyable.

Yet, despite some flaws (mostly in the 3rd act) this film was quite entertaining.

No great shakes, but really enjoyable.

Very enjoyable as both light comedy and suspense in space .

Acting was good and the story though predictable was fast paced and entertaining.

When it's suppose to be thrilling in the second part, it ain't.

"Space Cowboys" employs all possible Hollywood clichés (including, you guessed it, depicting events through the all-seeing eyes of Jay Leno), and its so-called plot twists are painfully predictable.

Worth watching!

But the final thirty minutes of the movie was just so anti-climatic and cliche for me that it left me sorely disappointed.

`Space Cowboys' is proof of the fact that good storytellers can make any story entertaining, even the bad ones.

Then he full speeds the film with the exciting climax in space.

The special effects are state of the art making the outer space sequences are very exciting and believable.

Unfortunately, the movie takes a turn for a cliche once the space shuttle leaves earth to rendez-vous with the satellite.

Director Eastwood, who also stars, brings his predictable, plodding style to this would-be thriller.

This is a very enjoyable movie, although one must suspend reality for a 2 plus hours.

Enter Hawk Hawkins (Tommy Lee Jones), Tank Sullivan (James Garner), and Jerry O'Neil (Donald Sutherland), combined age 250years plus, for the most ridiculous yet enjoyable space romp since Capricorn One.

Thus, what starts out as a wheezing comedy, filled with folksy clichés and contrived situations, turns into an equally wheezing drama that tries in vain to align itself with the special effects extravaganzas of modern action filmmaking.

The interactions between Garner, Sutherland, Eastwood, and Jones were fun to watch and thoroughly enjoyable.

To be sure, it's fairly predictable, yet when predictability's done even half so well as here, when the result is a truly amiable, engaging and ultimately satisfying movie, then predictability is hardly a crime.

I took my thirteen year old son to it and he also totally enjoyed it.

I highly recommend it to anyone.

But these are quibbles - the movie is charming, the cast warm, believable and very likeable - the last third of the movie is wonderfully dangerous and thrilling.

And yes, some of the dialogue is a little trite.

""Space Cowboys" starts on a solid note with a clear, entertaining introduction of its characters.

On the other hand the computer graphics animations and the CG and non-CG effects in general were absolutely breathtaking.

i cannot believe eastwood directed this waste of time.

Generally entertaining tale of aging astronauts in space.

It was a rare pleasure to see Jones, Eastwood, Sutherland and the superb Garner in the same film, and they were all enjoyable - with Sutherland and Garner being the stars for me.

I was consistently napping throughout this movie, it was hard for me to stay awake for the ending the plot is long and not very interesting, there are no real surprises in the movie, the actors were good though.

All in all it was entertaining and fun.

Wouldn't waste my time in watching it again.

Generally enjoyable, totally disbelievable.

The story flows, even if it tends to go on a bit and feel clichéd at times, its entertaining.

However the familiar setup and the amiable performances help to make it more enjoyable than its parts suggest it well be.

Obvious, corny and rather silly but also pretty enjoyable if you meet it on its own terms .

I found the writing to be lackluster and boring most of the time.

Of course the four old friends are brilliant, and always enjoyable to see them on the big screen.

In short, the last thirty minutes or so of the movie just felt like an "Armageddon" plus "Apollo 13" wanna-be movie with all the obvious cliche elements thrown in.

The last part you can as well leave the theater, really a disaster.

I guess the problem for me (and I still rated the movie a "7") was that the transition from the breezy, mostly light-hearted first half to the very intense and serious second was too jarring and abrupt.

Most Enjoyable Movie of the Summer .

Also, as you would expect out of very good writers and fine actors it was entertaining.

This movie was actually somewhat entertaining, as I think it would be difficult to get Tommy Lee Jones, Clint Eastwood, Donald Sutherland, and James Garner in any movie and have it not be entertaining.

Thrilling adventure.

This film is great for any day or night out, it has everything any film enthusiast could wish for, a great story line, great actors, mind blowing effects, humour and a gentle touch of sadness.

/ Russian spy subplot that could have turned this movie down a totally different and fascinating road.

Very entertaining space movie with a quirky twist that is surprisingly well presented.

I should also mention that the special effects and the space sequences are stunning and much better done than most other movies in near-earth space.

This flick won't go down as "one for the ages", but it is a remarkably engaging, multi-genre effort that can be tremendously enjoyed...

It was a waste of 30 minutes of my time.

While much of the film is predictable (except for a couple of surprises) and and almost certainly implausible, the movie was enjoyable because of the camradarie between the characters and the theme of redemption.

There's a reason why the memorable quotes section is empty .

This has got to be the worst movie of the century.

Nit-pickers can say that the movie was trite, predictable and formulaic.

But they lead to one of those pointless fist fights between Eastwood and Jones outside a bar with each winding up with a comical black eye.

Very entertaining film.

But Frank had a team, the Team Daedalus, which Bob Gerson (James Cromwell, always great when combining good and bad in an unexpected way) kicked out.

From the start of this film (pretty much a copy of the opening of The Right Stuff) we know where we are – a mix of comedy, thriller and sci-fi adventure that is about as corny as it is enjoyable.

Unfortunately, the movie spends an hour screwing around with the aged astronauts in training, and then when we finally get into space, everything is woefully ridiculous and predictable.

But it is engaging and the special effects quite amazing for 2000.

Unbearable .

The film's final chapter, in which the team goes into space, is stunning.

He and Morgan Freeman could form a club of talented actors typecast in boring, one note roles that were only good the first time around.

You need to understand the reviewers here have a bias that is very predictable.

contrived, longhaul comedy/drama .

Armageddon laugh and drama and as riveting as Apollo 13 .

Light but enjoyable.

And once the action shifts to outer space every twist and turn in the story is a textbook Hollywood cliche.

I suppose the purpose was to create just a fun, entertaining film without anything substance.

Perhaps a little derivative of both Apollo 13 and Cocoon, but nonetheless an enjoyable and interesting space adventure with a cast to savour.

I think they succeeded and this is one of the more entertaining films I have seen in recent months.

Also how idiotically they all agree on this minute just waste of time and the movie didnot had to be that long ,this eastwood fully on autopilot .

Occasionally Funny, but fairly uneventful .

I didn't mention the fourth guy, Garner, for a reason - his presence throughout the movie is completely and absolutely pointless.

smart and entertaining.

But if you're looking for a light and entertaining story fleshed out by the talents of four old favorites, then "Space Cowboys", while it may get a "D" in science, is a fun ride.

It even gets exciting up there in space.

This was a VERY entertaining film.

This is an utterly forgettable movie, and the flaws are ordinary and uninteresting.

It is not Clint Eastwood's best film,(High Plains Drifter) nor is it the best film by any of the other Actors, but is well worth watching.

I can't help but compare this easy going yet perfectionist style of directing to that of Malick, who when directing The Thin Red Line was so full of himself that his directorial self-indulgence went so far as to sicken his audience with overkill to the point of tearful boredom and anxiety which basically told the viewer, "I don't care what you want to see, this is for me" as opposed to the Eastwood film, which is so unselfish and giving to its audience.

Cliche, predictable, moronic, boring and that's just the first minutes!

I enjoyed it, though -- lots and lots of charisma and star power, even now.

The film ends with two twists, one utterly predictable, the other slightly more original.

Certainly an unlikely story yet Eastwood gives the film's major twist a compelling edge and inverts the story to make it seem more like an adventure when you actually realize it's more about the concept of working together for a greater cause than one's personal achievement.

Donald Sutherland is semi-entertaining.

There's some solid sci-fi threads that those so inclined will enjoy, but predictability sets in and there's even a pointless romance shoe-horned into proceedings.

Nonetheless, this is the most enjoyable movie of the summer.

The chemistry between them is good and it makes the movie enjoyable.

They showed those qualities too, I must say and I was quite pleased with this film, for it was funny, entertaining, well paced, had enough action, good characters (I liked all4 ‘oldies', though I felt James Garner was the least funny and therefore worst) and an especially good opening sequence (the best I've ever seen featuring the young guys and than the older guys, for that dude really looked like Eastwood and had the same voice too WELL DONE).

Very funny in places, exciting too, with characters we can care about.

"Space Cowboys" could have been that one sci-fi film which had it all: fine characters, an intriguing premise, adventure, snappy dialogue, comic relief ...

Boring .

The climax is sustained and will have you on the edge of your seat, ready to cheer the penultimate scene, despite realizing how ridiculous it is to do this towards your television.

This was a pretty enjoyable tale of "The Ripe Stuff," four old geezers going up into space to help save a project they had a hand in years ago.

The film is involving when it needs to be,touching when it needs to be,thrilling when it needs to be,and,reassuringly enough,funny when it needs to be too.

The "slow" editing and the lingering shots make this a very watchable movie.

It was an enjoyable film for all ages.

An Exciting and Entertaining Space Adventure .

Although it's not a "perfect" film, Space Cowboys delivers just what it should--a very entertaining "ride" with a fair amount of poignant subtexts about friendship, loyalties and our culture's off-base conventions/popular beliefs about age and ability.

The major plot twist is easily predictable.

But in this case the effects are reasonably convincing and, if I, for one, didn't understand precisely what was going on at every moment, it's still a stimulating and sometimes gripping story with occasional touches of humor.

Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, and James Garner form a group of geezers that are so entertaining to watch and are so utterly believable.

Although the NASA-oriented material works well enough, the best moments arrive through the core cast's more mundane interactions, including the scenes where Corvin first tracks his friends down.

Still there is something missing that keeps you from being on the edge of your seat the whole time.

Funny, exciting, good visually .

Special effects genius, great acting and direction, make a very riveting tale.

Although the first half hour is boring, the next half hour is slow.

Despite the impressiveness of some of the visual effects, the pacing in the film's `action sequences' is as languid as that in the earthbound scenes.

One of the six is even given the odious task of uttering the worst cliche in the past twenty years (and you just knew it was coming): "I'm getting too old for this s**t.

My main disappointment in the movie was the ending, it was predictable with no surprises.

acting to a great standard and giving two hours of engrossing, amusing, drama-filled and heart-warming entertainment.

Space Cowboys: Damn Enjoyable .

In the hands of producer-director Clint Eastwood, "Space Cowboys" turns out to be a very exciting and entertaining adventure into space.

Forget about actual globules of milk floating in the cabin because the Producers of this film can make us believe everyone's weightless just by making the actors ( and kitties ) drift around really , really slow .

The first half is amusing but perhaps tries to have too much of a story about it and it is rather slow and overlong at times.

Even worst : the cliche about those bad bad bad communists soviets, and the primitive patriotism.

There are several funny moments, and plenty of enjoyable banter among the stars.

" I think the fact that everyone of us knows and understand the theme of the movie make this movie so enjoyable.

Anybody who like Armageddon would like this one for sure and if you didn't like Armageddon, space cowboys is still worth watching

All in all, a very enjoyable movie, 8/10.

Worth watching on a rainy day.

Enjoyable movie.

The movie is definitely 30 minutes too long, the funny parts are very predictable as well as the whole story.

The pace is even and smooth, again demonstrating Clint Eastwood's legacy of directing and acting in watchable, enjoyable movies, no matter what the gender.

And yet, in spite of all the problems of sheer unoriginality and a formulaic implementation, the film is damn enjoyable.

My 14 year old son was bored stiff.

OK, its plot is more than a tad silly and unbelievable, but I find it so enjoyable, so charming, and damn it, it just makes me smile!!

Not as good as True Crime(1999), but is still an enjoyable movie to watch.

Jerry joins Frank in gazing Earthward for a few languid beats, as Italy and Western Europe float by in a magnificent Industrial Light & Magic planetscape.

It was entertaining and deserves an Oscar(tm).

Great actors, funny lines, but too much of a cliche ending .

I was so excited to see it because it had such a stellar cast but I was bored 10 minutes into the movie and kept hoping it would get better.

Even with "situations" coming out like you might predict, this was an enjoyable movie!

The bad thing is that this movie is slow moving, the climax is in the last 15 minutes.

It serves the purpose to make one of the most enjoyable movies I've ever watched.

There is one shot in particular, where Corvin and O'Neil are floating in space, looking down at the Mediterranean Sea that is about as breathtaking as anything you've seen in a film.

The entire second act of the film follows the four as they weave their way through the NASA training program, dodging cliche dialogue ("I'm getting too old for this s--t") and predictable plot devices (gee, will the old geezers really make it?

As we approach blast-off, we have some melodramatic surprises and predictable setups for events in the last act.

The movie is very, very predictable and slows down at the end.

Garner is entertaining, as the pilot-turned-preacher.

Instead of having some fun with the potentially funny characters, we receive plot heavy circumstances that force us to buy into the happenings, which are all uninspiring.

They showed those qualities too, I must say and I was quite pleased with this film, for it was funny, entertaining, well paced, had enough action, good characters (I liked all4 'oldies', though I felt James Garner was the least funny and therefore worst) and an especially good opening sequence (the best I've ever seen featuring the young guys and than the older guys, for that dude really looked like Eastwood and had the same voice too WELL DONE).

The basic story isn't bad, and could've made for a fun and exciting flick...

The entire movie was predictable with few surprises.

My overall rating: 7/10 - DUMB BUT GOOD FUN AND ENTERTAINING!

The plot is (of course) very contrived and (technologically) improbable.

Because with its excellent cast list, prime premise and much "old fella" comedy, it was shaping up to be a truly enjoyable piece of cinema.

Four elderly test pilots go into orbit in this amusing and exciting film .

"), all came together to make up a satisfying and very entertaining space film.

The storyline is secondary when you have four seasoned veterans like Eastwood, Garner, Sutherland and Jones entertaining you.

It's rare to watch a film and know that as well as being paid, the actors are having as much fun filming, as they are entertaining.

Even in tension moments you almost couldn't ear it, and we all know what great music can do in great tension sequences, that's why Trevor Rabin, Mark Mancina and Hans Zimmer can put you on the edge of your seat.

i mean if you watch the movie after half and hour it doesn't really matters because during that time nothing happens to affect the main story line.

Dull scripts are nothing new to the Sci-Fi genre.

But still, I was on the edge of my seat with everyone else to see how it would end.

Somewhat entertaining in a brainless way.

The journey these four men partake from the Earth to space is fun, exciting, and wildly entertaining.

However, this actually doesn't matter much, as Clint Eastwood and the rest of his outstanding cast so effortlessly make their characters likeable, you find yourself caring about them and what they're doing, even though what they're doing is incredibly predictable.

Very entertaining sparring between the two of them.

More than that, they are credible and engaging in this two-hour light comedy that puts Mission to Mars to shame.

While the last part of the movie may be more along the lines of Sci-Fi, it was still a very enjoyable film when mixed in with the whole.

The first half is quite entertaining as we get to see how NASA trains its astronauts with Eastwood, Jones, Garner, and Southerland cheerfully dishing out the fried ham.

An enjoyable romp even if the stars all appear to be on auto pilot .

In my opinion, APOLLO 13 was a little boring because it was based on true events, and therefore, I already knew how it was going to end.

The movie was a total joy, while some of the dialogue may be predictable as well as the plot, it was nonetheless sheer enjoyment.

This Sci-fi movie packs comedy, adventure, perceptible friendship and is quite entertaining.

There are many personality conflicts, a little love (but none of the usual soft porn), and plenty of unexpected problems, even a little comedy to keep up the interest.

There is a rare breed of animal in the world, outside any established morality, divorced from mundane reality, mythically above many of its technically superior kin; that animal is – The Clint Eastwood Movie.

The plot is defective, and the only humor is stale sight gags and trite one-liners that are not really funny.

But, it manages to tell this story in an entertaining fashion.

The interesting plot, in combination with Industrial Light and Magic effects make this a riveting drama - sucking you in.

This was an enjoyable movie though a bit too long.

The plot is a little predictable, and if you've seen any movies over the past 20 years or so, you'll recognize a lot of twists before they become twists.

Predictable and embarrassing to watch.

very entertaining.

It's an engaging story about four pilots from a canceled Air Force space program, reunited to save a Russian communications satellite.

And while it's Cliché City as our heroes show their "Ripe Stuff" while training for the mission, these are the best scenes, covering over half the film and including some genuinely funny, and even touching, moments.

Once the American Ministry of Patriotic Propaganda heard about it, they demanded the script rewritten, or the writers would be thrown into jail.

The story starts to become sappy and very predictable.

This is a film which has every emotion flowing, one minute your laughing, the next your on the edge of your seat and can't believe what is happening.

Reminiscent of the moribund "Mission to Mars," this amusing AARP propaganda rustles up little spontaneity or suspense during the more perilous parts of the mission.

Effects-wise X-Men was better, but I found Space Cowboys far more entertaining to watch.

The first, mostly humour and introduction filled part of the movie was thoroughly enjoyable.

This movie was an enjoyable ride from our introduction to Team Daedalus in their heyday to their present-day characters.

The final furlong in space does end up as a cliche but its spectacular and exciting so it more than makes up for it.

While the novelty of Tommy, Clint, Donald, and James on the screen together is mildly entertaining, I found this particular film to be rather boring.

Very Light, Engaging and Enjoyable .

And the ending is striking in an unexpected way - it looks so much like David Bowie's Blackstar video, that any Bowie fan would burst into tears.

Not the greatest movie of the year, but a lovable and enjoyable one.

It was kinda creepy and suspenseful when they had the rendevouz with that huge "satellite".

About average as a movie, but enjoyable even still .

This is one of those movies that you come out of very refreshed and is very enjoyable.

The opening black and white sequence was especially intriguing.

Way too predictable.

It is great fun and highly entertaining.

Well it turn out that it is very exciting!

All in all I found SPACE COWBOYS more enjoyable than I originally thought I would.

Fairly good movie, entertaining.

Other factors that made me watch the movie back to back, besides the themes, the funny punch lines and all the irony involved you will get to enjoy a very stunning cinematography.

This film seemed a little long and somewhat boring.

Overall, enjoyable.

The whisps of humor that escapes through these fine actors are mostly swallowed up by the large sucking sound made by the predictable storyline, questionable continunity and non-existent special effects (Why bother doing that weightless effect for the on orbit shots inside the cabin?

It was so badly contrived, I guessed the ending (and who was going to die) 10 minutes into the film.

Good Movie With A Predictable Ending .

And if the day does come when of these great actors passes on they will always remember this wonderfully enjoyable space movie.

It was really entertaining.

This formulaic re-hash of previous space movies seriously assaulted the senses of my group of middle aged men with both its lack of an intelligent script and embarrassing acting.

The movie's definitely a `feel-good' story – it's got the obligatory training montages, the geriatric `Grumpy Old Men'-style jokes, the rivalries that flare up after being buried for so many years, a May/December romance, and nearly a dozen other predictable moments that you'd expect from a film like this.

Was it enjoyable and worth my $7?

When I left the theater, I kept thinking about the wonderful time I had just had.

3) The end of the film lacks true emotional weight, feels pressed for time, and is totally predictable.

All in all it was a thoroughly entertaining movie that I would recommend.

Admittedly, I did find the first half-hour rather slow and found my attention wandering (mainly thinking what a golden opportunity it would be for someone to murder me!

Surprisingly entertaining!

Of course they still have everyone in zero-g move super slow.

They kind of glossed over that part with a lot of fast, disjointed and confusing technical talk in the middle of some fast cut arguing.

Not terrible, mildly entertaining .

Very enjoyable, could have been longer, or could have included out-takes in the credits -- I'm sure they didn't because this cast would cause the out-takes to be hilarious and more memorable than the film (and the film IS good!

Space Cowboys (2000) is a highly entertaining film by Eastwood.

I found the movie exciting while I was watching it because I didn't know what was going to happen next.

But you add in all of the forced marketing, mundane humor, sappy love story, woefully scientific impossibilities, and lame acting the story gets lost along the way.

It's kind of bright and snappy when it probably shouldn't be.

Team Daedalus begins the training, during this relationships form and Hawk gets some unexpected news before the mission.

Enjoyable movie .

The audience laughed so loud in several instances that I missed the "follow-up line" and later in the movie my knuckles turned white while gripping the arm-rest during the action sequences.

All of a sudden, the four characters' unique charm and chemistry take a backseat to intrigue (which is only semi-intriguing), action (obligatory for a summer space movie, I guess), and special effects (which wasn't all that great, given today's high standards).

A really enjoyable bit of escapism for a quiet Sunday night on TV.

From the opening scene, set in 1958 and appropriately filmed in black and white, this film is instantly compelling.

Worth watching once.

An extremely entertaining, funny treasure trove.

Easily the most enjoyable movie of the summer, with standout acting by Donald Sutherland and William Devane (William Devane!!

Just take this advice (which is a bit of a cliche).

Boring, predictable, too long and bad casting .

Despite the virtues of Eastwood's droll sense of humor, his celebrity co-stars, and the impressive special effects wizardry of George "Star Wars" Lucas' Industrial Light & Magic studio, this grumpy old astronauts epic takes far too long suiting our heroes up and sending them into orbit.

Besides being suprisingly action packed, the movie is also funny.

However, only Eastwood and Jones are given much to do in this very formulaic and predictable movie.

Eastwood's crew and Devane are each entertaining enough that the old fogey stuff is fun if predictable, and Harden does a very nice supporting turn.

Besides the slow opening, the only other factor I could find in the film that could possibly turn off an audience was the sharp change of mood the film takes, once our heroes are in space and saving the satellite becomes a case of saving the world (or the USA which is the same thing, isn't it?

Improbable, but an enjoyable romp regardless .

An undervalued actor in the UK, he gets more charismatic with time, and is entertaining as the adolescent stud +50yrs.

I enjoyed it far more than 'Interstellar' and 'Gravity', though they were both good.

In less capable hands, the story material will be one of those corny comedies or could even turn out to be a hi-tech yawn a l Armageddon.

This was a funny and entertaining movie.

I thought most of the acting was good, some of the special effects were very nice, and there were some rather suspenseful moments.

Don't waste your time .

Fun movie with favorite heros of the past, very enjoyable.

The acting was great, even though Tommy Lee did his usual monotone fast-paced run-down thing and Clint was as quiet as usual.

This is a most enjoyable and thrilling film.

Overall, Space Cowboys is a good, enjoyable film.

More divertingly entertaining than could be expected or appreciated.

Highly Entertaining, Great Visual Effects .

Hilarious training sequence falls under predictable formula with a disappointing conclusion.

Sure it wasn't a big budget film like Gladiator, but it was what it was designed to be, entertaining.

Overall, the movie is very enjoyable.

An extremely funny movie, the film carries a genuine package of sight jokes, word jokes, subtle jokes, and cliches to make this a wonderously entertaining film with some great actors still bringing home the Christmas dinner!

That saves the film from being boring, and I'm sure that as these four great actors this film will age well, and it wouldn't surprise me that in years to come it will be remembered, despite its many obvious flaws.

Solid enjoyable flick with six great stars.

Very Entertaining-- 7 out of 10.

Well, I liked it, enjoyed it and am considering buying it on DVD when it comes out.

The idea of the film is excellent, four old pilots going to space to save the world but everything in this movie from the slow moving character development to Tommy Lee's love interest is predictable and beneath these fine actors.

quite the wheezy little entertaining comedy/thriller .

The sound is awful, the jokes are awful, the editing is far too slack in the one-on-one scenes, the photography is boring and amateurish, and don't get me started on James Cromwell's ridiculous southern accent.

The special effects were most entertaining, if somewhat unrealistic.

Funny, Entertaining, and very watchable.

Even at that, it was surprising initially to see him tackle film with sci-fi elements, but he's just as adept here, whether it's creating suspenseful moments that hinge on dial-loaded equipment or achieving attractive "space" cinematography.

Entertaining Movie .

I go to see movies like this for the adrenaline rush and it delivers.

Finally the movie is predictable - even more so because of the trailers (they should be required to include spoiler warnings) - from the beginning to the end.

I could go on like this, but the point I am heading to is, that the only downside to this film was, that it was too predictable 3 or 4 times in the movie.

Featuring a particularly annoying opening black and white sequence with bad dubbing and wrought with every space-themed cliche' imaginable, I was extremely disappointed.

The plot is pretty predictable, doesn't seem to bog down anywhere and has the one predictable twist where there had to be a glitch in the mission for the excitement at the end.

Stale and utterly predictable .

The keyword for this movie is trite.

Save this one for video if you are really bored on a long winter night…

I mean old guys going into space, how exciting is that?

When a serious problem threatens the success of the mission, a creaking cliché steps in to fix it.

I could go on like this, but the point I am heading to is, that the only downside to this film was, that it was too predictable 3 or 4 times in the movie.

i enjoyed it.

Under Clint Eastwood's direction, though, and with a cast that simply exudes a lot of respect and charm, it becomes enjoyable.

Yawn, yawn.

The movie is exciting, funny, and a lot about people who are head strong and that there is room in their hearts after all.

It bored me to death and although I watched the whole thing, I often felt the urge to switch on something else.

Besides, an old cliche doesn't hurt now and again does it?

We all found this movie very entertaining with no slow moments.

Firstly, the storyline about the Russians militarising space is uninteresting; when the Americans are developing 'Star Wars', it seems a bit strange that this film chooses to re-fight the cold war.

It was an average picture, not as good as you may expect, but enjoyable enough.