Oblivion Reviews

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November 19, 2019
An eye-popping thriller that actually makes its audience work to piece together its twisty plot.
August 14, 2019
Oblivion is a remarkable feat of computer-graphic design...
July 30, 2019
You could do a lot worse than this movie, that is clearly trying to bring the many classics and best of science fiction together with new ideas... gorgeous visual style and exciting special effects.
June 8, 2019
A wholly satisfying post-apocalyptic adventure that blazes new trails while channeling some of the greatest science-fiction films of all time.
February 26, 2019
There's something sturdy and likable about the way [Joseph] Kosinski tells his big story around just a few characters, drawn together across an empty planet.
January 26, 2019
[Director Joseph Kosinski] executes his vision with excellence.
December 12, 2018
The story here can veer into the preposterous at times, as stories of this sort often do. But more important, it provides Tom Cruise lots of opportunities to look cool.
October 25, 2018
Even though the film appears unaware of its derivative storyline, that may actually work to its advantage as it stitches it all together with striking visuals.
August 2, 2018
Despite uneven scripting, the whole thing works thanks to some astonishing set-piece sequences.
May 23, 2018
Despite some problems with pacing and slightly flat characters, it has an interesting premise and a damn fine payoff. It's not going to change your life, but it will definitely help you escape for a little while.
November 29, 2017
Learning from those who came before you isn't exactly a heinous crime. Oblivion is an enjoyable film that makes the most of its Imax format and is vastly superior to other recent sci-fi fare like The Host.
September 5, 2017
The bigger the screen this is watched on, the better.
April 23, 2015
The story that eventually surfaces is no where near as interesting as the mesmerizing look of the film.
September 30, 2014
Oblivion delivers a blast of midsummer heat to the middle of April. And, unlike many a potential blockbuster, it's full of ambition. Just try not to think about it too much.
April 9, 2014
"Oblivion" has the kind of magpie fecundity you'd hope to find bursting from the pages of une bande dessine freshly re-inked into English. But as a movie, it's like a terabyte farm of all the films Kosinski has ever steeped in.
February 6, 2014
In a film whose first frame is a memory, it uses its familiarity to us to its advantage. It's like making a sandwich the way your mom used to make them, achieving sense memory of past pleasures.
January 22, 2014
A film whose beauty and emotional aspirations ultimately overpower the story problems it runs into along the way.
December 31, 2013
What makes it watchable is Kosinski's (and cinematographer Claudio Miranda's) gift for breathtaking pictorial images -- plus, of course, Cruise's undiluted star power.
September 29, 2013
Kosinski's totality of vision may not look or feel entirely original but is striking and memorable all the same.
August 6, 2013
Oblivion is a deliberate and beautifully crafted picture that embraces genre trappings without sacrificing the emotional heft of pure drama.
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