Daniel Craig's latest film, Cowboys & Aliens, opened on Friday to $13 million in the domestic box office, with an expected weekend gross of more than $40 million.
The Hollywood Reporter's Kirk Honeycutt wrote that Craig's Jake Lonergan, the amnesia-addled stranger who rides into the Western town of Absolution with a strange bracelet "is not a man to be messed with. He praised director Jon Favreau, who guest edited THR's Comic-Con issue, for letting "his actors do their thing" and several critics agreed with the assessment. But what did moviegoers think of Craig's performance?
"Big and blockbustery," was how one moviegoer described the big-budget sci-fi/Western flick. Here are what several fans thought of the British actor's -- best known for playing James Bond in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace -- take:
Kaity (@bittenbooks): "Just got back from seeing Cowboys & Aliens. Really enjoyed it! Loved Daniel Craig's 'tribute' to Indiana Jones with the hat."
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Kaitlyn Kachmarchik (@Kaitlynanne): "Dear Daniel Craig, You rocked that cowboy hat. I hope there is a sequel. P.S. More James Bond please."
Ty Fisher (@tfish29): "Cowboys & Aliens" gets a B. Daniel Craig is an absolute badass, but everything else was all sorts of...meh.
Tom McDowell (@Tdawg12ie): "It was fun. Long on action, special effects; a bit short on story (hard to believe, I know). Great movie if you like Daniel Craig."
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A user with the account @Aoi_Shireo wrote: I've actually never seen Daniel Craig in a movie before I saw Cowboys & Aliens last night. I have to say I was definitely impressed!"
Laura Benton (@lebenton): "Two hours of Daniel Craig strutting around in assless chaps? I've had worse Saturdays. #CowboysAndAliens"
Katrina Strauss (@KatrinaStrauss): "Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford were impeccable, and remind me I like seasoned men, too."
Harry Hunsicker (@harryhunsicker): "#Cowboys&Aliens is a perfect summer flick,. Big and blockbustery. A compelling premise. Daniel Craig's granite chin should get an Oscar nom."
Brett Lincoln (@suprememajority): "After seeing Cowboys & Aliens, I think we need Daniel Craig in Arizona."
Jacquelynne Steves (@TheNobleWife): "Daniel Craig = totally convincing Cowboy, especially for an Englishman."