San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
Best movie of the summer.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
An amiable mix of "Grumpy Old Men" comedy and "Apollo 13" can-we-fix-this-jalopy-before-we-die? Drama.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Expertly directed, acted and written crowd-pleaser.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Ends up working like a charm.
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
The joy of Space Cowboys is in spending quality time with some favorite old actors who obviously enjoy working together.
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
Preposterous to the extreme.
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Mr. Showbiz

By Larry Terenzi
He's (Eastwood) made a mature film that bests nearly all of the summer's highly touted blockbusters for pure escapism.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The plot is too implausible to rank with "Unforgiven," but, oh, what a fun ride.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Poorly engineered: lurchingly paced, the dramatic conflicts duct taped together.
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Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Space Cowboys does achieve liftoff.
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73 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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