Oblivion Reviews

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March 3, 2014
Although it looks spectacular and boasts some pungent ideas, the surprise-to-running-time ratio is out of whack.
December 31, 2013
As a piece of narrative, though, it's portentous, sluggish and fatally ungripping.
December 31, 2013
It takes more than an hour for Oblivion to become whatever it is the filmmakers think it's supposed to be.
December 31, 2013
In space, Jack hopes, someone may hear you dream. But in a movie theater, no one will see you yawn.
April 29, 2013
Feels ever more grounded and stuck ...
April 22, 2013
Was Cruise trying to beat out fellow Scientologist John Travolta for the honor of starring in the dumbest sci-fi epic ever?
April 21, 2013
If nothing else, "Oblivion" will go down in film history as the movie where Tom Cruise pilots a white, sperm-shaped craft into a giant space uterus.
April 19, 2013
This is the sci-fi movie equivalent of a pretty damn good cover band.
April 19, 2013
Glossy, derivative, ambitious and fatally underpowered.
April 19, 2013
The story eventually devolves into a grab bag of sci-fi tropes but, as with so many other Cruise productions, the sheer scale of everything is so mind-numbing that you may not notice.
April 19, 2013
The sly, surprising and visually magnificent Tom Cruise vehicle that has forced me - and many other people, I suspect - to revise my first opinion of director Joseph Kosinski.
April 19, 2013
Oblivion is an okay blockbuster, a multimillion-dollar exercise in competence.
April 19, 2013
Kosinski offers plenty of action here, and he lets the plot reveals bleed out slowly (explanations keep coming right to the end). Yes, a great deal is derivative, but it's fast-moving derivative.
April 19, 2013
A movie that combines a lot of different films, yet somehow remains less than the sum of its parts ...
April 18, 2013
More adventurous than your typical Hollywood tent pole, "Oblivion" makes you remember why science fiction movies pulled you in way back when and didn't let you go.
April 18, 2013
If you're able to forgive and forget, Oblivion isn't a bad place to start loving Tom Cruise all over again.
April 18, 2013
Director Joseph Kosinski focuses on cool visuals but stints on a compelling plot. It's a dazzler, but the story lacks the impact of the futuristic look.
April 18, 2013
The mystery posed by "Oblivion" as a whole is why its mysteries are posed so clumsily, and worked out so murkily.
April 18, 2013
The agony of being a longtime Tom Cruise fan has always been a burden, but now it's just, well, dispiriting.
April 18, 2013
[Cruise] oversees some pretty impressive stuff here, from the drones that ping-pong around in the air to the bubbleship that Jack uses to go to and fro to that awesome house with its panoramic views.
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