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Cowboys vs Dinosaurs (2015)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | TV Movie 19 May 2015
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After an accidental explosion at a local mine, dinosaurs emerge from the rubble to terrorize a small western town. Now, a group of gunslingers must defend their home if anyone is going to survive in a battle of cowboys versus dinosaurs.

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Ari Novak
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Credited cast:
Eric Roberts ... Trent Walker
Rib Hillis ... Val Walker
Casey Fitzgerald ... Sky
Vernon Wells ... Marcus
John Freeman ... Henry
Sara Malakul Lane ... Dr. Sinclair
Heather Foote Heather Foote ... Jenny
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nick Andrews Nick Andrews ... Digger
Jesse Banthem Jesse Banthem ... Cowboy 1
Stephanie Michelle Bonner Stephanie Michelle Bonner ... Rhonda
Ritchie Boyd Ritchie Boyd ... Foreman 2
Janet Cronsell Janet Cronsell ... Laundry Victim
Jamie Greany Jamie Greany ... Jonie
Jessica Greany Jessica Greany ... Deputy
Winston Housel Winston Housel ... Security 2
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In search of Iridium, a team of miners blast their way into a vast subterranean cavern in the small town of Livingston, Montana. But, instead of finding a rich source of the rare element, the unsuspecting crew comes face-to-face with hidden primaeval terror, as swift velociraptors emerge from the depths of the Earth, and start attacking them. Now, under the orders of the mine's greedy owner, Marcus, the workers need to get back to work, but, before long, a horde of scaly prehistoric predators turns the city into an endless buffet. Can Livingston's cowboys and cowgirls make the dinosaurs stay extinct? Written by Nick Riganas

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At 1:18:00, Val (Rib Hillis) knocks a Velociraptor down with a right cross. See more »

Goofs

Many times throughout the film people are seeing firing guns without cycling the action. Most notably during the final battle at the mine, Sky fires her pump action shotgun repeatedly without cycling the action, and Quaid is seen firing an M-60 yet the belted rounds clearly are not advancing through the action, nor are any spent shells ejected. See more »


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Princess Of Doom
Written by Kris Clone
Performed by Ten Foot Tall And 80 Proof
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Jurassic cowboys
18 April 2018 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Watched 'Cowboys vs Dinosaurs' knowing exactly what to expect, with the title (a dead giveaway off the bat) and premise the film has. Was expecting it to be ridiculous and not particularly well made. Part of me was hoping though when watching out of curiosity that it would have a little entertainment value and be a small guilty pleasure.

'Cowboys vs Dinosaurs' is not a good film by any stretch and doesn't have enough to it to make it a guilty pleasure. It is a mediocre at best film that has its good things but its bad things are pretty awful, and sadly as indicated there is too much of the latter. Having said that, 'Cowboys vs Dinosaurs' also could have been far worse and there are definitely worse films around, dinosaurs or not. It gets a couple of brownie points for at least knowing what it wanted to be and not being intelligence insulting. It also didn't leave me completely bored and there were signs of some story.

The scenery and photography are not too bad. Neither is the jaunty music score.

John Freeman, Rib Hillis, Casey Fitzgerald and particularly Sara Lane give reasonable performances.

Unfortunately the rest of the acting is very bad, especially from the rest of the women. And then there is the biggest name Eric Roberts sleepwalking through his role. The characters though in all fairness are not that interesting or easy to get behind, thanks to sketchy development and stupid character behaviours. Then there are the special effects for especially the dinosaurs, which were quite terrible. Not much personality or menace to the dinosaurs either, when they weren't being "there for the sake of it and not much else" they were pretty goofy.

Writing is rambling and juvenile, while the direction is fairly characterless and while there is more story than expected it's a ridiculous one as well with very little tension or suspense. The last 20 minutes takes camp to a whole new level and this is not meant in a good way, culminating in one of the silliest endings seen in a while.

So all in all, not good but also not a complete waste. 4/10 Bethany Cox


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19 May 2015 (USA) See more »

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Cowboys versus dinozauri See more »

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Livingston, Montana, USA See more »

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Pixium Film Group See more »
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