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  • Summary: Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Tom Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to little more than a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop—forcing him to live out the sameLt. Col. Bill Cage (Tom Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to little more than a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop—forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy. [Warner Bros. Pictures] Expand
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  1. Positive: 35 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
  1. Reviewed by: Richard Roeper
    Jun 5, 2014
    100
    Edge of Tomorrow is the ultimate metaphor about Tom Cruise’s career. You can’t kill this guy. He’ll just keep coming. And he remains arguably the biggest movie star in the world for a reason. He brings it.
  2. Reviewed by: Matt Zoller Seitz
    Jun 5, 2014
    88
    The movie has an organic intelligence and a sense that it, too, exists outside of linear time. It seems to be creating itself as you watch it.
  3. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    Jun 6, 2014
    80
    A furiously time-looping joy ride and the smartest action film of the early summer season.
  4. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    Jun 5, 2014
    75
    I'm not sure Edge of Tomorrow holds much repeat viewing potential among teenage movie consumers, since the movie's a self-repeating entity to begin with. But once is fun.
  5. Reviewed by: Manohla Dargis
    Jun 5, 2014
    70
    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.
  6. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Jun 5, 2014
    67
    Edge of Tomorrow is slick, but once its fancy plot dressing takes form, it has little more to offer aside from a few impressive action sequences and the infallible grin of its nimble lead.
  7. Reviewed by: Peter Bradshaw
    May 29, 2014
    40
    It is basically deadly serious, and after some moderate knockaboutfun, settles into something pretty dull. Where's the edge?

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  1. Negative: 2 out of 252
  1. Jan 13, 2015
    10
    It’s sad that a lot of people didn’t see this movie. Edge of Tomorrow has to be the most unique, original sci-fi movie in recent memory in aIt’s sad that a lot of people didn’t see this movie. Edge of Tomorrow has to be the most unique, original sci-fi movie in recent memory in a movie industry that mostly releases sequels to previously released sci-fi movies.

    The concept and the premise made this movie very unique. It used its “what if?” time loop concept very well and it remains fresh throughout the entire movie without the concept being overtired.

    What also made this movie entertaining was its natural light-hearted humor. It makes the characters more likable.

    The character development in this movie is really good and transitioned well for the character of Tom Cruise.

    The cast performance from Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt are amazing to watch. They had chemistry together as an action couple duo.The CGI in this movie makes this movie very realistic to watch as it’s like they are real weapons and real aliens. The direction and the cinematography is excellent for a movie like Edge of Tomorrow.If you need to see what the hype of this movie is about, you better watch this movie to find out. You will enjoy its brilliant use of the time loop concept, light-hearted humor that will make you care for the characters, great on-screen presence of Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt and great CGI.
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  2. Jun 6, 2014
    10
    I was reluctant to see the movie at first (mostly because it's got Tom Cruise and Oblivion last year was pretty disappointing), but eventuallyI was reluctant to see the movie at first (mostly because it's got Tom Cruise and Oblivion last year was pretty disappointing), but eventually came through only to check Emily Blunt. However, I have to admit that I would've missed a lot had I not seen it. The plot might seem dull at first, especially when you think of Groundhog Day or Source Code, but this is, might I say, definitely one of the best science-fiction works ever. Period.

    Turns out Cruise still has the magic in him, but Blunt is pretty much the major reason why this movie resonates so well with the audience. Without any gigantic marketing gimmicks (in comparison to other summer releases), I really didn't expect the movie to be as good as it is.

    The visual effect is very smooth, the writing is definitely dashing, and for a movie about repetitions, I am surprised that I didn't even want to miss any scene because the humor, action, sci-fi lectures, and suspense work really well altogether. I expected X-Men: DoFP to be my favorite summer hit this year, but I have to say that this movie definitely steals the spotlight. I hope more people turn out to see it because it's something that you don't want to miss at all (despite the rather cliche ending).
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  3. Jun 19, 2014
    9
    This movie was great fun. One of the best action films I've ever seen. Even though the plot is more action than story oriented (and that's aThis movie was great fun. One of the best action films I've ever seen. Even though the plot is more action than story oriented (and that's a flaw for me) it's still exceptionally well made in every aspect, intriguing, exciting and even funny in the right way. Never stupid neither really predictable. Expand
  4. Jun 8, 2014
    9
    A really good movie, I have to say. When I went to the cinema, i was excpecting a nice science-fiction movie with aliens, weapons, explosions,A really good movie, I have to say. When I went to the cinema, i was excpecting a nice science-fiction movie with aliens, weapons, explosions, wars etc. but this movie is better than this. The plot is REALLY cool and original, also if at first it could seem like source code. And the aliens are awesome. Maybe not everyone will like the ending, but i did. Don't miss it. Expand
  5. Jun 14, 2014
    8
    My favorite summer movie so far. This film has some excellent moments, feeding off a sci fi hybrid of groudhogs day, saving private ryan, andMy favorite summer movie so far. This film has some excellent moments, feeding off a sci fi hybrid of groudhogs day, saving private ryan, and any recent alien invasion saga. The design is excellent. The mimics look great and are actually quiet frightening when introduced. The repetitive nature of the story works because Liman is able to keep it moving without going over unnecessary parts. The editing works in favor, though I did feel that some of the later reboots were a little vague in detail. Blunt looks awesome carrying that huge sword and killing aliens. Cruise is good enough to play the every man that progresses through the movie to be come a top solider. -A here. Expand
  6. Nov 25, 2014
    8
    After last year's "Oblivion" I was left thinking that the last thing the world needed was another Tom Cruise sci-fi movie. Needless to say IAfter last year's "Oblivion" I was left thinking that the last thing the world needed was another Tom Cruise sci-fi movie. Needless to say I wasn't excited to see this, but I am so glad I did. Excellent action, plenty of humor, and a great story and characters take this one over the top. It proves that sci-fi isn't dead.

    Watching the same day play out over and over again does lead to some repeated scenes, some of which aren't accompanied by the films sense of humorous deja vu jokes, but overall this is one of the best films of the year. I had an absolute blast watching it and I highly recommend it. My total score is an 8.5/10.
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  7. Jul 24, 2014
    3
    Groundhog Day, Source Code, Pacific Rim put together brings Edge of Tomorrow like already one of comment said, I really can't see how isGroundhog Day, Source Code, Pacific Rim put together brings Edge of Tomorrow like already one of comment said, I really can't see how is possible that somebody which see it self like regular movie critics writer (i think on many news papers and magazine) can give to this movie any higher score than 3+ and 1 point more for good production, after his fourth "reset" movie becoming on first place boring, whit various ATTEMPTS in several different directions for developing story, but neither of them was developed in some kind of main note , so all is one big mix, as is said before of several movies, whit End which is so chip and stupid , that was simply surprising..for example Movie LIVING IN OBLIVION maybe is not master piece but he have one main impulse trough which viewers is guided from beginning to the end. As i said... edge of Tomorrow is maybe poorest executed movie for last , let's say 15 years in which Tom Cruise took the main rolle Expand

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