Review Roundup: Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt Star in Sci-fi Thirller EDGE OF TOMORROW
Tom Cruise is once again an action hero in the epic sci-fi thriller 'Edge of Tomorrow', which hits theaters today, June 6th. Based on the Japanese novel 'All You Need Is Kill' by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, the story follows military man Bill Cage (Tom Cruise), who discovers that he is living in a time loop that forces him to endure the same brutal combat day after day, fighting until he eventually dies. However, Cage grows stronger and more skilled with each repeated battle, and inches closer to defeating his enemy.
Directed by Doug Liman, the film stars Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, and Brendan Gleeson.
Let's see what the critics had to say!
Manohla Dargis, New York Times: In "Edge of Tomorrow," Mr. Liman brings Mr. Cruise's smile out of semiretirement and also gives him the kind of physical challenges at which he so brilliantly excels.
Justin Chang, Variety: ...this enjoyably gimmicky entertainment is not only one of Cruise's better recent efforts, it's also arguably the most purely pleasurable film Doug Liman has directed in the 12 years since "The Bourne Identity."
Richard Brody, The New Yorker: "Edge of Tomorrow" is a movie that offers primarily the glee of its telling-the well-crafted delight of a tall fantasy that's as shallow as it is clever.
Richard Corliss, Time: ...the movie figures its viewers are bright enough to grab the premise and parlays that belief into audience exhilaration. Each succeeding visit to Heathrow or the beach is shorter, sometimes only by a second; the rhythm accelerates vertiginously, the tension tautens.
Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News: "Edge of Tomorrow" has everything you could ask for in a summer blockbuster. And here's the proof: As soon as it's done, you'll want to go back and relive it all over again.
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, AV Club: Edge Of Tomorrow's main attraction is this near-seamless blend of star, structure, and setup. Its deft pacing, canny design, and sense of humor make it easy to overlook the fact that it mostly glosses over the implications of its time-loop premise
Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly: Despite its terribly unimaginative title,Edge of Tomorrow is a surprisingly imaginative summer action movie.
Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter: Although the humor helps, the Groundhog Day-like repetition gets tedious; it makes you feel more like a hamster than a groundhog - or rather a hamster's wheel, going round and round, over and over again.
Tim Grierson, The Verge: Like Cruise himself at this stage of his career, the film's concept ought to be played-out and obvious, but Edge of Tomorrow is much smarter and sharper than you'd expect. And much of its success comes from Cruise's anchoring, fully engaged performance.