Tomorrowland (2015)

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AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: Ambitious and visually stunning, Tomorrowland is unfortunately weighted down by uneven storytelling.


Movie Info

From Disney comes two-time Oscar (R) winner Brad Bird's riveting, mystery adventure "Tomorrowland," starring Academy Award (R) winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as "Tomorrowland." What they must do there changes … More

Rating: PG (for sequences of sci-fi action violence and peril, thematic elements, and language)
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Written By: Jeff Jensen, Brad Bird, Damon Lindelof
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Cast


as David Nix

as Young Frank Walker

as Eddie Newton

as Jenny Newton

as Frank's Dad

as Nate Newton

as Dave Clark

as Small World Operator

as Skyscraper Foreman

as Young Casey Newton

as History Teacher

as Science Teacher

as English Teacher

as Beefy Cop

as Jail Desk Jockey

as Jail Punk

as Jetpack Dexter

as Jetpack Buddy

as Jetpack Buddy

as Monorail Mother

as Young Astronaut

as Astronaut's Father

as Astronaut's Mother

as Pickup Driver

as Police Captain

as Deputy

as Eiffel Tower Guard #...

as Eiffel Tower #2

as Pierre Clark

as Tough Guard

as Young British Recrui...

as Guitar Player

as GM Plant Worker

as Haitian Woman
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Critic Reviews for Tomorrowland

All Critics (147) | Top Critics (38)

While Tomorrowland's sermonizing left me feeling grumpy... it may well have an entirely different effect on impressionable children.

Full Review… | May 22, 2015
NPR
Top Critic

We like apocalyptic futures, one character says, because they ask nothing of us; Tomorrowland can't quite sell the alternative, but at least it dares to imagine something different.

Full Review… | May 22, 2015
Grantland
Top Critic

The film's eco-friendly concerns and general tone of messianic optimism are welcome.

Full Review… | May 22, 2015
Christian Science Monitor
Top Critic

Tomorrowland is a fun adventure with big ideas and a lot of heart, but somehow winds up lacking in both

Full Review… | May 22, 2015
ScreenRant

There's just nowhere near as much excitement as you'd expect for a movie all about a place, "millions of exponential deviances away," built by the smartest people in the world.

Full Review… | May 22, 2015
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Though the film has some wonderful things in it, it's not full of wonder like it ought to be.

Full Review… | May 22, 2015
EricDSnider.com

Audience Reviews for Tomorrowland

There was the suspicion going into the latest from director Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol) that Tomorrowland would harbor some core mystery that was too great or too big to be revealed in the marketing and that the secrets it held within its narrative structure would not only set it apart from the onslaught of grim, dystopian tales we've received over the last few years, but bring back the fascination of childhood that was present when we truly experienced something wonderful. After seeing the film, I'm not sure what they were talking about or even trying to hide. I guess I shouldn't necessarily be surprised given the sole screenwriting credit outside of Bird is given to Damon Lindelof (Lost) who enjoys asking questions and letting the audience explore possible answers more than actually supplying solutions himself. That aside, Tomorrowland is not without spectacle and strong ideas. In fact, there is a lot to like about Tomorrowland as the first two-thirds of the film whizz by and build exposition and intrigue in interesting ways. Offering up an intertwining tale of two separated by time, but equally innovative minds the film is an attempt to discuss, while not necessarily plot out, why the world has become such a dark place. By preaching the message it does the film inherently makes any critic who discusses the negative aspects of it feel like a part of the problem it is attempting to address. Smart move by Lindelof, but that doesn't make me feel bad enough about myself to keep me from recognizing the shortcomings of Tomorrowland's third act. Unfortunately, I had somewhat high expectations going in given the minds behind the film were ones I admire and the opportunity to see Bird's fresh, retro-futuristic style in full-on live action was beyond enticing. With Tomorrowland though, Bird has crafted his first sub-par film, which is naturally disappointing, but more than that it clearly has so much ambition and so many possible roads to travel that it might have been truly something had the final product lived up to its vision rather than becoming part of the trend it's criticizing.

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Philip Price
Philip Price

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½

Move along people, nothing to see here...

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