Oblivion Reviews

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June 12, 2013
That it can't match the classics it takes as inspiration shouldn't be used to condemn it too harshly.
June 3, 2013
A derivative sci-fi drama that blends some nifty plot twists with its mysteriously serene futuristic adventure.
May 8, 2013
The action sequences are well-constructed, but forced: They're concessions to the marketplace, and they interfere with the movie's true interest in the routine rather than the extremes of postapocalyptic survival.
May 7, 2013
Large-scale, original sci-fi is a hard thing to come by these days, and despite its familiar story Oblivion does dream up some great ideas
May 1, 2013
Unfortunately, when the story seems like an afterthought and the audience can't follow the plot progression, the movie ultimately fails
April 28, 2013
"The dream is always the same."
April 27, 2013
People who need anything remotely resembling an emotional anchor in their movies had best look elsewhere.
April 27, 2013
This big budget, epic science fiction film is engaging enough most of the way, although it does wander in the final act until it finally ends up where you thought it would after some plot twists that are mildly annoying.
April 26, 2013
Kosinki is no hack. He's made a gorgeous-looking experience, the kind they invented IMAX to accommodate. He's a pastiche artist, cribbing stylishness and building his own beautiful ice sculpture...
April 26, 2013
While the visuals in Oblivion are superb, the plot wanders into more than a few "are you kidding me?" moments, in particular the timeline, which doesn't make much sense.
April 26, 2013
First and foremost designed as a platform for Cruise's physical skills. Which is not at all bad for us action fans and those of us who are suckers for concepts of advanced technology.
April 25, 2013
Tom Cruise entertains in this intriguing sci-fi flick that is full of twists and turns.
April 21, 2013
Not all of Oblivion's big ideas stick - in fact some of them threaten to send the film spiralling into its namesake - but at its best, the film achieves something that is highly elusive in modern film: it is completely and utterly engrossing.
April 20, 2013
40 years ago, the part of Jack would undoubtedly have gone to Charlton Heston.
April 20, 2013
An ostentatious steak dinner in the special effects department never makes up for a story that tastes more like cheap ramen noodles.
April 20, 2013
Digital effects abound, but they are in service to the story, to an idea, instead of being the point. Good, smart sci-fi like this is increasingly rare.
April 20, 2013
Extraordinary, if a little hard to follow at times. A jaw-dropping, exciting and the most visually stunning and innovative science-fiction thriller to hit the screen since 'Blade Runner' . Cruise delivers one of the best performances of his career.
April 20, 2013
Only charismatic Tom Cruise could elevate this derivative, exposition-heavy sci-fi into a compelling adventure.
April 20, 2013
Love the effects and Oblivion does have some interesting moments. For fans it will satisfy the sci-fi thirst for a short time until they start thinking about its many flaws.
April 20, 2013
Isn't as challenging as it imagines itself to be, yet its sophistication and interest in vulnerability is welcome in a genre that often avoids the subtle to go big with the boom.
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