Wilson of The Daily Rotation wrote, "You know, for a long time now, Westerns have had it too well. They have had their head’s up their asses for far to long thinking they are the best thing since (at the time) showers. I’ll admit, I am not a fan of Westerns. I found them boring as fuck. With the exception of a few movies, I cannot justify sitting through them. You know who else hates Westerns? Aliens. Aliens know how I feel about the fucking pricks who think they’re the best because they can draw their gun faster. No, fuck that. They will not allow this anymore. They need to take a stand to these assholes. That is where Cowboys & Aliens comes in."