Edge of Tomorrow
Out Now On-Demand
Live. Die. Repeat.
Tom Cruise stars in this action sci-fi as a soldier stuck in a time loop, forced to repeat his last day in a futuristic war with alien invaders. A skilled soldier (Emily Blunt) may be his only means of understanding his temporal displacement. From the director of The Bourne Identity, based on the Japanese novel All You Need is Kill.
Action, Science Fiction
Rating: M Violence and offensive language
Working from a lean puzzlebox of a script, Doug Liman has made his best film since the first Bourne, a tough, thrilling caper that's funny as well as fun, and remembers to stimulate viewers' brains as well as their eyes.
Tom Cruise is more watchable here than he has been in years, largely because his character is allowed some moral grey area. Rather than the squeaky clean enigmas of late, he plays Cage, a smarmy PR guy who'd rather commit blackmail than help fight an alien invasion. He's punished for that choice repeatedly, and a lot of the humor in the film comes from how far out of his depth he is from the get go.
The central conceit - that Cage ends up reliving the same day over and over, one where he has landed on a battlefield swarming with aliens - manages to keep firing off in different directions, allowing a movie about repetition to never feel repetitive. For most of the runtime Liman wrings maximum thrills from the non-linear time shenanigans, until a turn into slightly more conventional territory near the end.
Emily Blunt gives her character warmth and vulnerability as well as muscles and a battle-weary glare, and Brendan Gleeson and Bill Paxton tear into their supporting roles with gusto.
The other stars of the film are the alien Mimics, blurs of spinning tentacles that are pretty terrifying, and –wisely- never really dwelled on. Rather than just linger on CG spectacle, for the most part Liman trusts the story to provide enough thrills, and its mashup of genres proves wildly entertaining.
Total Film (UK)
Time Out London
At The Movies (Australia)
Cruise is the MAN
I've said it before and I'll say it again: Tommy C is where it's AT. This is a sweet ride from start to finish with plenty of action and a nice actress I've never seen before keeping me well happy in the eye department. Badda bing.
It's Groundhog Day but not as you know it
I'm a great fan of action. Mix that that with Emily Blunt and I can watch it more than once. I don't know what it is but a woman in amour that can kick arse seem to catch my attention. Excuse me for being a man!
Fantastic Time Jumbling Adventure Ticks All The Right Boxes
Based on the Manga ‘All You Need Is Kill’, the rebranding of this to ‘Edge Of Tomorrow’ started to cause some anxiety in the marketplace over what the film would end up being.
After viewing the movie, it becomes apparent that audiences who choose to think this, end up missing one of the best films of the American Summer season.
'Edge Of Tomorrow' places Cruise in the role of 'Major William Cage', a Public Affairs officer soon thrust into a 'Groundhog Day'-like adventure where he is forced to relive a day over and over to attempt to win a war against an Alien invader. With the help of 'Sergeant Rita Vrataski', played by Emily Blunt, 'Cage' relives countless lifetimes hoping to either escape by defeating the enemy...or by losing it all.
With intense action scenes and pacing which caters well to the 'time-travelling' mechanic, the movie doesn't slow down in its effort to reach its conclusion.
A great supporting cast helps elevate Cruise in a role that he handles with ease, taking 'Cage' from an office-bound marketing specialist to 'Alien Death Machine' in a spectacle lasting just under 2 hours.
Everything about 'Edge Of Tomorrow' makes for a perfect Summer blockbuster, from the cast to the handling of the script and the excitement of the adventure 'Cage' takes with his lack of 'mortal coil'.
When people ask what is the one film that should be seen in the 2014 Summer season, 'Edge Of Tomorrow' will be near the top for its fantastic execution.
Saw this last weekend and I have to say,I enjoyed the story line,action and humor and i'm by no means a Tom Cruise fan but this was pretty good for an action/sci-fi flick.
Action Packed Deja Vu
Action-a-plenty, Edge of tomorrow delivers a mans helping of brutal alien slaying and futuristic exoskeleton menacing. You can be excused from seeing glimmers of the movies the other reviewers have mentioned above, and then some but this was never going to be an original idea...I mean it stars Tom Cruse and was made for the American movie market. But what it lacks in originality it more than makes up for in mindless action.
Given the above it looses points but holds a steady 3/5 from me.
Edge of Tomorrow
Groundhog Day meets Aliens & Starship Troopers. Sound awesome? It is. Based on the Japanese novel, All You Need Is Kill. Edge of Tomorrow is one of the best science-fiction movies I've seen in a while. A lot more fun than Tom Cruise's boring apocalyptic sci-fi movie Oblivion. Tom Cruise plays Bill Cage, An officer forced into battle, fighting a terrifying alien species who invade Earth, Mimics. Cage is covered with black Mimic blood, giving him the ability to relive the same day over and over again. This is one of Tom Cruise's best performance. He is a great actor. Emily Blunt plays Rita Vrataski, famously known as the Angel of Verdun. Rita trains Cage to fight the Mimics in battle and win the war. Blunt isn't pretending to be tough in her role. She's sort of an Ellen Ripely character. Edge of Tomorrow is like a video game, but in a good way. Despite some fuzzy 3D, the war scenes are spectacular in IMAX. There's never a dull moment. With Edge of Tomorrow and X-Men: Days of Future Past, 2014 has delivered top-notch blockbuster entertainment. Edge of Tomorrow is a must-see.
Edge of Oblivion
For some reason the script and storyline in some of the blockbusters that I have seen so far has been outstanding and I would include Edge of Tomorrow. Tom still has the X-Factor to hold the audience attention and the support cast played their roles to the hilt. I loved some of the locations as well especially being inside the old barn and what a great scene that was. I rated this a 4 out of 5.
An Alien Invasion
This one does have a great story.A different take on the usual alien movie.
These aliens are intelligent and fast.It is not often that we see the human race struggling,even with all their hi-tech equipment.They are no match for these ones.
It was gripping right from the start and just never lets go.This is a well thought out movie which leaves a lasting impression long after the credits come up.
Edge of Tomorrow
Intelligent story and confident directing. The action sequences are quick, electric and Cruise's intricate and determined performance I think will become somewhat underrated.
Every day is exactly the same, but it's not.
Saw this yesterday (or was it today?!?), one of the best movies I've seen in a while! Great action, good special effects (the Aliens are insane!), really decent story that is funny too. Just a good all-round, enjoyable movie. Tom Cruise was solid (as usual), and Emily Blunt was great too! I'd give it 4.5 stars if I could. Go see it.