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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: 3 out of 265
  1. Jun 11, 2014
    10
    If anything, this movie is hollywood's lifesaver. There has never been something more refreshing to the movie industry than this movie everIf anything, this movie is hollywood's lifesaver. There has never been something more refreshing to the movie industry than this movie ever since the start of the 21st century. If had great cgi, good dialogue and a good plot. It had all the things which makes a movie great and more. I really hope whoever reads this could contemplate on going to see this movie because it was done so well. Maleficent has no right to be currently making more money in the box office than "Edge of tomorrow". The only reason I created an meta critic and imdb account on the same day was because I couldn't let a great movie as this not get the attention and money it deserves. This is the first movie which made me do what I did. I hope that gives you a sense of just how good this movie is. If could only watch one movie for the whole of this year, you have got to pick "Edge of tomorrow". There is too much praise to be able to fit in this review and I have not enough time to type all of it out. My personnel tip to you, is to watch this movie. You will never regret 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 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 16, 2014
    8
    This is movie is hilarious. Solid action, great set peaces, and funny as hell. This movie never really takes itself too seriously which bringsThis is movie is hilarious. Solid action, great set peaces, and funny as hell. This movie never really takes itself too seriously which brings the sudden action in your face and that works great. Paxon character is amazing stole the show for me. Cruise when he is on his game can make a really solid action movie. I'm surprised he doesn't do more comedy. Between his character in Tropic Thunder and his clever humor here I think that could work. Don't get me wrong the storyline is great and it's not stupid humor its clever and the action is insane. Expand
  6. Jun 11, 2014
    8
    I really don't know how to describe how I feel about this movie. I wanted to like it alot, and I think part of me did like it alot. But I knowI really don't know how to describe how I feel about this movie. I wanted to like it alot, and I think part of me did like it alot. But I know there's someone out there that could have done a few things differently with some of the story parts. There's alot to like here and the acting is so-so, which is better than I expected from a Cruise movie. But I feel like there's something missing here that could have made the movie over-the-top for me. I don't know what that is right now though. This didn't miss the mark completely for me but it could have been alot better. Expand
  7. Mar 1, 2015
    2
    This is one of the dumbest movies I have ever seen in my entire life. If I am playing a video game and I am stuck and have to play the sameThis is one of the dumbest movies I have ever seen in my entire life. If I am playing a video game and I am stuck and have to play the same part over and over it gets ANNOYING. To the point that either I beat it pretty quick or I quit playing the game because it ceases to be entertaining, or fun at that point. So if a movie was going to emulate that concept why the heck would I want to watch it.

    This movie was so bad I had to fast forward through most of it, and not surprisingly, I was able to "foresee" what was going to happen in almost every scene I fast forwarded through to get to the ending which also so boring, cliche, and happy hollywood predictable. Trying to watch this movie was literally painful to the point that I could not take seeing the same stupid thing repeated agian and I have no idea how dumb much of the population must be to actually think this film was remotely enjoyable.

    2/10 Most over-rated film of 2014, and one of the worst films of the last half-decade. Horrible.
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