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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] Collapse
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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 243
  1. Sep 17, 2014
    10
    An absolute masterpiece. A bedazzling fresh story. An amazing action-thriller that will freeze you on your seat even until after the creditsAn absolute masterpiece. A bedazzling fresh story. An amazing action-thriller that will freeze you on your seat even until after the credits have long been rolling! I can't put it into words, these are just mere expressions off the top of my head. The story-telling was a work of art, the editing non-such, everything was in the right place. I have not felt this specific rush of excitement in my veins for quite some time. This is the first time I enjoyed a movie like I did with this one since last year. This is one of the best movies I've ever watched, certainly one of the best 2014 had to offer. I rate this 5 stars and I don't do it lightly. I don't just give away 5 stars to any movie. No, this does not happen perhaps more than once a year; surely there have been several movies worth 4 stars or some really good 4.5 ones but there is only one movie that'll just take your breath away and you just know deep down that this is it, this is that "one" 5 star movie. And I guess that about wraps it for 2014. I present to you "Edge of Tomorrow". I'm definitely gonna watch it over and over again for a long time to come. Do not miss it. Expand
  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 14, 2014
    9
    Love the story, love the acting, love the uniqueness!!! A must see! It is just not the same! Oblivion is disappointing but not this one! WeLove the story, love the acting, love the uniqueness!!! A must see! It is just not the same! Oblivion is disappointing but not this one! We had a great time! Expand
  4. Jun 6, 2014
    9
    One of the best movies I've seen all year, both myself (Sci-fi, action, war movie fan) and my girlfriend (not a Sci-fi or war movie fan) lovedOne of the best movies I've seen all year, both myself (Sci-fi, action, war movie fan) and my girlfriend (not a Sci-fi or war movie fan) loved it. The only fault I could find is that the ending was a bit confusing, it left me wondering about the logic of it as I left, but I'm sure a quick google search would help me make sense of it. Expand
  5. Jun 12, 2014
    8
    Review TAGS in Spanglish: 1: auuuuuuu , 2: original script , 3: Groundhog Day spirit , 4: Funny Tom , 4:a sci-fi with class , 5: militaryReview TAGS in Spanglish: 1: auuuuuuu , 2: original script , 3: Groundhog Day spirit , 4: Funny Tom , 4:a sci-fi with class , 5: military friendship , a: divertida , b: palomera , c: enemy aliens Expand
  6. Oct 15, 2014
    8
    Overall a very fun movie. If you're a sci fi fan or a gamer you'll probably like this. Very well done effects and cgi. The exoskeletons lookOverall a very fun movie. If you're a sci fi fan or a gamer you'll probably like this. Very well done effects and cgi. The exoskeletons look and sounded real. Expand
  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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