Space Cowboys

(Clint Eastwood, 2000)

with Dad, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, 5/17/10


These boys are having fun.

A solid, immensely likable adventure film.  Space Cowboys is a little geriatric in its pacing, but it turns that into a virtue, giving us the chance to spend time with its wealth of appealing characters.  Tommy Lee Jones steals the show as William “Hawk” Hawkins, an age-defying ace pilot with a stubborn grudge and a sad secret.  I admit, I had some trouble following the action during the movie’s climax, but the character dynamics are crystal-clear.

Footnote: Mad Men’s Jon Hamm has one line as Young Pilot #2.  It was his first film role.

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