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Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

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90

Average Rating: 7.5/10
Reviews Counted: 236
Fresh: 212 | Rotten: 24

Gripping, well-acted, funny, and clever, Edge of Tomorrow offers entertaining proof that Tom Cruise is still more than capable of shouldering the weight of a blockbuster action thriller.

87

Average Rating: 7.4/10
Critic Reviews: 46
Fresh: 40 | Rotten: 6

Gripping, well-acted, funny, and clever, Edge of Tomorrow offers entertaining proof that Tom Cruise is still more than capable of shouldering the weight of a blockbuster action thriller.

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The epic action of "Edge of Tomorrow" unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Tom Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop-forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying

PG-13,

Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy

$97.7M

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All Critics (236) | Top Critics (46) | Fresh (212) | Rotten (24)

The conceit may sound constricting, but Liman (like Harold Ramis before him) gets exceptional mileage out of it, presenting his ever-revolving tale with visual style, narrative velocity, and a wonderful dose of dark humor.

June 6, 2014 Full Review Source: The Atlantic
The Atlantic
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This is a movie about Tom Cruise working very, very hard to please the world.

June 6, 2014 Full Review Source: Slate
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Why do invading extra-terrestrials always bring with them the single thing that can wipe them out? Couldn't they have hid it on Jupiter or something?

June 6, 2014 Full Review Source: Miami Herald
Miami Herald
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Ultimately, this is a two-hour video game. But the filmmakers play it well.

June 6, 2014 Full Review Source: Grantland
Grantland
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Cruise is better than he's been in a while because he damps down his usual all-intensity-all-the-time MO. He's best here when his character seems the most scared.

June 6, 2014 Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor
Christian Science Monitor
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All in all, a perfectly superior example of industrially fortified Hollywood fun, and as good a guarantee as Doug Liman can offer that we haven't seen the last of him yet.

June 6, 2014 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
Globe and Mail
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Cruise and Blunt take you on a (literally) loopy ride that's entertaining and doesn't wear out its welcome.

July 5, 2014 Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

Clever and fast-paced with a welcome streak of dark humor, this sci-fi actioner is undeniably entertaining, if ultimately not terribly substantial.

July 1, 2014 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

It succeeds on modest terms, yet it's certainly not worth repeating over and over.

June 30, 2014 Full Review Source: Cinemalogue.com
Cinemalogue.com

It's the writing and plotting in "Edge of Tomorrow" that sucks. Not the staging of scenes. Not the film's sense of humor. Not the film's quality action sequences.

June 27, 2014 Full Review Source: Movie Chambers
Movie Chambers

Doug Liman directed, making the most of every opportunity for a quick cut, a good laugh and a new surge of adrenaline.

June 25, 2014 Full Review Source: The Nation
The Nation

This is not a run-of-the-mill genre yarn in the vein of countless modern sci-fi blockbusters, but a fascinating and enjoyable vehicle that creates an ambitious illusion.

June 25, 2014 Full Review Source: Cinemaphile.org
Cinemaphile.org

Edge of Tomorrow is an ingenious action-comedy about how frequently movie heroes would actually die if they attempted that much crazy s***.

June 23, 2014 Full Review Source: Quickflix
Quickflix

There is a good bit of humor in the movie and the performances of Cruise and Blunt are spot on, with good supporting work from Bill Paxton, who plays a very hard-headed sergeant.

June 21, 2014 Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope
Laramie Movie Scope

Keeps the pace and dialogue snappy enough for a classic screwball comedy, at least until the inevitable overkill of the boom-bastic finale, centered on an alien-infested Louvre.

June 20, 2014 Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

One of the best, most intelligent, most exciting and surprisingly funny special effects-laden epics I have seen in several summers. A model of cinematic craftsmanship from page to screen.

June 20, 2014 Full Review Source: Movie Dearest
Movie Dearest

The financial failure of EDGE OF TOMORROW represents the greatest inverse relationship between quality and ticket sales since TWILIGHT sent breathless teen girls storming into theatres.

June 19, 2014 Full Review Source: Cinefantastique
Cinefantastique

Smart, unpredictable, expertly designed, shot and edited, well acted and boasting impressive special effects, "Edge of Tomorrow" is science fiction and the summer blockbuster done right.

June 19, 2014 Full Review Source: Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

...thrilling and unexpectedly comedic...

June 18, 2014 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

If you can believe that repetitions of death/life can be used as a slow build toward gaining on an invincible enemy, you'll appreciate that this creative team has made a movie in which there isn't a dull moment.

June 15, 2014 Full Review Source: Cinema Signals
Cinema Signals

Tom Cruise: in regards to Oblivion? All is forgiven.

June 14, 2014 Full Review Source: Needcoffee.com
Needcoffee.com

It features all the best qualities of memorable summer-movie thrillers - it's clever, cool and quirky to the point of almost being a bit silly - and when you leave, you may consider re-living the experience all over again.

June 13, 2014 Full Review Source: Tulsa World
Tulsa World

Edge of Tomorrow will get the easy comparisons to Groundhog Day but it's also exactly the kind of punchy sci-fi adventure that goes best with salty popcorn and a willing audience.

June 13, 2014 Full Review Source: Movies.com
Movies.com

This is a movie that is constantly ahead of the audience, where smart characters do smart things to thwart a seemingly smarter menace.

June 13, 2014 Full Review Source: Kansas City Star
Kansas City Star

A reminder that the best kind of idiot fun comes from a place of very pointed intention, snug filmmaking, purposeful writing and acting.

June 12, 2014 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy
Antagony & Ecstasy

This film would have been well-made regardless of its casting, but the pairing of Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt is an inspired one.

June 12, 2014 Full Review Source: Projection Booth
Projection Booth

Audience Reviews for Edge of Tomorrow

When people heard Cruise about to make another sci-fi movie, nobody would thought this one as a great one.. But here he is, the hero of the day with a great chemistry with Emily Blunt, a great script and directing style from Doug Liman that makes this movie strong, have character, and lovable.. Damn, i love this movie!
July 20, 2014
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Sanjaya 丘耀文

Super Reviewer

Edge of Tomorrow is a fine return to form for Tom Cruise that after a few lacking efforts, manages to deliver one of his strongest and best performances in the last few years. What stands out about the film is the story, which is finely crafted, exciting, captivating and memorable. Add to that a solid cast of actors that elevate the film's ideas, and you have of the most exciting action packed thrill rides in the last few years. Edge of Tomorrow is a thrilling, action packed picture, one that will grab your attention from the first frame onwards. Tom Cruise is a great choice to play the lead character, and what makes the film really worth your time is the fact that it uses a fairly simple concept, but due to its strong performances, and immaculate direction, Edge of Tomorrow is one of the finest genre films that I have seen in quite some time. The film is action packed, never dull or tedious, and with a well crafted story and futuresque vibe the film possesses, this picture succeeds on many levels as a brilliant piece of entertainment, and above all, it features Tom Cruise in a fine role that feels like it was tailored for him, and it's hard to imagine anyone else in the role. I felt that Edge of Tomorrow was one of 2014's finest action films, and with director Doug Liman who previously helmed The Bourne Identity, I have to say this is his best work since that film. He's made other films of course, but none have had the power of really grabbing your attention like the first Bourne film. Until now. With a fine blend of action and Science Fiction, Edge of Tomorrow is a memorable and constantly thrilling piece of cinema that is a must watch for anyone looking for top notch thrills. I highly recommend this film, and if you enjoy films such as District 9 and Elysium, you're surely going to enjoy this film. Edge of Tomorrow is one of 2014's very best action films.
July 10, 2014
TheDudeLebowski65
Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

Super Reviewer

Terminator meets Groundhog Day!
A unique and amusing sci-fi action flick that keeps you on the edge of your seat.
June 24, 2014
FiLmCrAzY
Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

I was pleasantly surprised by this sci-fi film. I'd read some really good reviews and they do really live up to it. I've always thought of Cruise as quite a good actor and he definitely delivers in this one. Blunt is a straight up bad-ass and I loved her character. Even though the premise of the time-loop might make you think you'll be seeing the same scenes over and over, the movie does a great job of keeping the story fresh, interesting and intense every step of the way.

I particularly liked the ending and it even got my friends and I in a friendly debate about time travel paradoxes and whatnot. This one is a must-see.
June 16, 2014
Raajay

Super Reviewer

    1. Master Sergeant Farell: Battle is the Great Redeemer. It is the Fiery Crucible in which true heroes are forged. The one place where all men truly share the same rank, regardless of what kind of parasitic scum they were going in.
    – Submitted by Kit K (13 days ago)
    1. Major William Cage: Just kill me.
    – Submitted by Jeff W (17 days ago)
    1. Rita Vrataski: We should just reset.
    – Submitted by Ken C (46 days ago)
    1. Rita Vrataski: What do we do now?
    2. Major William Cage: I don't know, we've never made it this far before!
    – Submitted by Ken C (46 days ago)
    1. Rita Vrataski: Come find me when you wake up!
    – Submitted by Ken C (46 days ago)
    1. General Brigham: Are you just going to stand there and bleed.
    – Submitted by Matthew B (53 days ago)
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