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Movie review: Cowboys & aliens

Although ‘Cowboys & Aliens’ has all the typical western cliches and isn’t a particularly ambitious film, it’s still worth a gander

By Lisa Kennedy  /  NY Times News Service, NEW YORK

Penned by a handful of guys with credentials both impressive (Lost and Star Trek) and suspect (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen), the screenplay isn’t particularly ambitious.

Cowboys & Aliens is no genre game changer. It is, however, something summer can always use more of: a well-reined blast of smartly crafted fun.

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