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Tomorrowland (2015)



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 the world-and them-forever. Featuring a screenplay by "Lost" writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, "Tomorrowland" promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.(C) Walt Disneymore
Rating: PG (for sequences of sci-fi action violence and peril, thematic elements, and language)
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Jeff Jensen, Brad Bird, Damon Lindelof
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 13, 2015
Box Office: $93.4M
Walt Disney Pictures - Official Site


Hugh Laurie
as David Nix
Thomas Robinson
as Young Frank Walker
Tim McGraw
as Eddie Newton
Judy Greer
as Jenny Newton
Chris Bauer
as Frank's Dad
Pierce Gagnon
as Nate Newton
Matthew MacCaull
as Dave Clark
Michael Giacchino
as Small World Operator
D. Harlan Cutshall
as Skyscraper Foreman
Shiloh Nelson
as Young Casey Newton
Xantha Radley
as History Teacher
David Nykl
as Science Teacher
Paul McGillion
as English Teacher
Pearce Visser
as Beefy Cop
Gary Chalk
as Jail Desk Jockey
Dagan Nish
as Jail Punk
Yusuf Ahmed
as Jetpack Dexter
Alex Barima
as Jetpack Buddy
Jedidiah Goodacre
as Jetpack Buddy
Kate Crutchlow
as Monorail Mother
Priya Rajarthnam
as Young Astronaut
Parm Soor
as Astronaut's Father
Leena Manro
as Astronaut's Mother
Rick Pearce
as Pickup Driver
Tom Butler
as Police Captain
Tim Perez
as Deputy
Patrick Sabongui
as Eiffel Tower Guard #...
Romuald Hivert
as Eiffel Tower #2
Mathieu Lardier
as Pierre Clark
Darren Shahlavi
as Tough Guard
Aidan Gemme
as Young British Recrui...
Takayuki Oki
as Guitar Player
Natasha Davidson
as GM Plant Worker
Liliane Leila Juma
as Haitian Woman
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Critic Reviews for Tomorrowland

All Critics (233) | Top Critics (44)

It's hard to say exactly who the audience is for this packed-to-the-brim, sci-fi/action-adventure/family romp.

Full Review… | October 3, 2015
Associated Press
Top Critic

...It's really nice to escape into the gleaming piece of chrome-ornamented optimism that is the Disney brand... but handcuffed by the happy ending edict, Tomorrowland hits a hollow note in its final frames as it beckons the big exit through gift shop.

Full Review… | November 23, 2015

If you can get past its narrative muddle, really irritating dialogue and a plethora of unanswered questions, Tomorrowland offers a potent metaphor about the triumph of human hope and ingenuity. Wish it were enough.

Full Review… | November 10, 2015
Kansas City Star

Tomorrowland boasts some excellent visual appeal, but sadly it does nothing to mask the multitude of faults found in the story, including a poor structure and a severely underwhelming conclusion.

Full Review… | October 12, 2015

The message of Brad Bird's latest is admirable and delivered well -- hoping to inspire young generations and shoot some life into the notion of optimism that cinema should really be all about.

Full Review… | October 10, 2015
International Business Times

There's so much great stuff in this movie that doesn't even remotely hang together.

Full Review… | October 7, 2015

Audience Reviews for Tomorrowland


Akin to spending 2 plus hours trapped inside a video game. Some cool special effects but absolutely nothing else. Blech.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Original, funny, entertaining, visually stunning, well acted and above all else, an ambitious film with exceeding creative storytelling that leads to a... well, complicated end.

I see a lot of criticisms for this film that are neither here nor there. Or to be more accurate, critics don't like the film and aren't sure why themselves so they pick and prod at little imperfections.

Truth is, they don't like this film because it made the inexcusable mistake of insulting its viewer. We're told we're the problem, just a bunch of cynical assholes who don't care and that's why the world is ending. The final nail in the coffin is the simplistic solution proposed, just have a positive outlook!

Whether we agree with this idea or not shouldn't decide the quality of the film, but I can see all the butthurt feelings manifesting in the reviews and that's just unfortunate.

A key motif to Tomorrowland is optimism, to dream and look to the future; the movie plays to that theme heavily and flawlessly. Even the character conflicts plays on these ideas as the disillusioned old man comes to terms with his muse being a robot. A young girl who wants nothing but a bright future as the hope to mankind. It all sounds like naive rubbish, but it's sincere.

I think the film is too complex for kids, but too pure and basic for adults to accept whole heartedly, so it ends up sitting in this bizarre middle ground. Personally, I love this film. It takes a basic message and successfully dresses it up with unorthodox leads, creative narrating and gorgeous production values that weave an inspiring tale.

Drake Tsui
Drake Tsui

Super Reviewer


'Tomorrowland' is an ambitious film that is clearly aiming for something unique, but the effect is lost in the muddled and unfocused narrative.

Kase Vollebregt
Kase Vollebregt

Super Reviewer

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