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Movie Review: Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

Plot Synopsis: An officer (Tom Cruise) finds himself caught in a time loop in a
war with an alien race. His skills increase as he faces the same brutal combat scenarios, and
his union with a Special Forces warrior (Emily Blunt) gets him closer and closer to defeating
the enemy.
Warner Brothers
Runtime: 1 hour, 53 minutes
Rated: PG-13 (for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language, and brief
suggestive material).
Director: Doug Liman
Writers: Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth
Starring: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton
Sci-fi | Action  

A gripping and unforgettable sci-fi feast, Edge of Tomorrow may be the movie you’ve been waiting for—and it manages to get better right to the end.

Known primarily for his work on the first three Bourne movies, director Doug Liman constructs for our viewing pleasure what seems like a cross between Groundhog Day and War of the Worlds. 

With a lustrous tempo and marvelous special effects, the film only lets its guard down when it comes to some plot logistics problems on a few select occasions, mainly at the film’s launch. But when not dwelt upon too heavily, an impressive flick awaits, one that stretches the upper limits of its credibility, but mostly when necessary to do so.

When it seems to be borrowing from other recent high-budget sci-fis (like Pacific Rim), its ultimate direction and nicely packaged 3D are found to be refreshingly put to use.

Some of the material could have been condensed, but the abundance of story helps to supplement the already teasing chemistry between Blunt and Cruise. This was the movie Cruise needed (considering the low-achiever sci-fis of late that carry his name), but it is Blunt’s standing here that is practically unrivaled. It could be one of best films of the year.


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