Tom Cruise stars as a soldier who lives out the last day of his life over and over again in this Warner Bros. sci-fi production from driector Doug Liman. Emily Blunt and Bill Paxton co-star, with Dante Harper and Joby Harold providing the script. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
Director: Doug Liman
Cast: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Jonas Armstrong, Kick Gurry.
Release Date: Jun 06, 2014
Rated PG-13 for intense seq. of sci-fi action, brief suggestive material, intense seq. of sci-fi violence and language
Doug Liman’s Edge of Tomorrow maybe the biggest surprise of the summer. An odd thing to say considering it stars Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, believably badass throughout, during the middle of blockbuster season. Cruise’s last sci-fi epic, Oblivion, failed to impress because of how much it borrowed from other sources while never really adding much to the mix. Edge of Tomorrow also borrows heavily from other sources, think Groundhog Day meets Starship Troopers, but it’s just a film that’s a lot more enjoyable to watch especially the first 2 acts. Cruise and Blunt are wonderful together with the latter really leaving you with a different impression of her overall. Cruise isn’t overly serious, having fun with the role that doesn’t place him in the hero role right away, instead making him earn it. Massive set pieces are revisited various times but some sharp editing keeps it from becoming too tedious. The last act falters a tad because it falls into some standard sci-fi territory which gives you time to start nitpicking the story’s premise and the endless plot holes at play. That’s when you kind of wish Liman would have trimmed the film just a tad.