New Tom Cruise ‘Edge Of Tomorrow’ Movie Received Mostly Positive Reviews From Major Critics
Warner Bros. Pictures released their new Tom Cruise branded, Sci-Fi/thriller flick, “Edge Of Tomorrow” into theaters this weekend, and the reviews from the top critics, are all in. It turns out that most of them liked it with an overall 71 score out of a possible 100 across 43 reviews at the metacritic.com site.
The movie stars: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Jeremy Piven, Ciaran Hinds, Noah Taylor, Kick Gurry, Dragomir Mrsic, Charlotte Riley, Jonas Armstrong, Franz Drameh, Masayoshi Haneda, and Tony Way. We’ve included blurbs from a few of the critics, below.
Richard Roeper at the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a perfect 100 score! He said: “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.”
Kenneth Turan from the Los Angeles Times, gave it a nice 90 grade, stating, ” It’s a star-driven mass-market entertainment that’s smart, exciting and unexpected while not stinting on genre satisfactions.” Peter Travers at Rolling Stone, gave it a great 88 score, saying, “Liman keeps the action and surprises coming nonstop. OK, the end is a head-scratcher. Until then, Cruise and Blunt make dying a hugely entertaining game of chance.”
Matt Zoller Seitz from RogerEbert.com, gave it an 88 as well, stating: “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.”
Chris Nashawaty at Entertainment Weekly, gave it an 83. He said: “Despite its terribly unimaginative title, Edge of Tomorrow is a surprisingly imaginative summer action movie.”
Elizabeth Weitzman from the New York Daily News, gave it an 80 score. She stated: “Crucially, Cruise knows just how to pace Cage’s shift from cowardly to courageous. Yes, we get cool effects and impressive machinery. But he and Liman add unexpected humor and genuine tension to the seasonal thrill of blowing stuff up.”
Justin Chang from Variety, awarded it another 80 grade, saying, ” The pleasure of Edge of Tomorrow is that it’s not an action movie first and foremost, but rather a cheeky little puzzle picture in expensive-looking blockbuster drag.”
Ty Burr at the Boston Globe, gave it a decent 75 score, stating: “The fact is that this is a pretty good summer-kablooie movie, and Cruise is better than pretty good in it.” Mick LaSalle at the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a 75 score. He stated: “Edge of Tomorrow covers familiar ground with unexpected wit and economy, and the result is a thoroughly entertaining sci-fi fantasy.”
Michael Phillips at the Chicago Tribune, gave it another 75, stating: “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.”
Lou Lumenick at the New York Post, gave it a 75 score as well, stating: “A Tom Cruise action flick with a strong female heroine and a sense of humor? Edge of Tomorrow has both of those, plus a “Groundhog Day’’-style gimmick that pays big dividends. Over and over.”
Manohla Dargis at The New York Times, gave it a 70, saying, “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.”
USA Today’s Claudia Puig, gave it a 63, saying: “Cruise and Blunt have a measure of chemistry, however their characters go undeveloped, given short shrift amid the spectacle. But the pulse-pounding action scenes are briskly directed by Doug Liman.”
Lastly, Todd McCarthy over at The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 50. He said: “Although the humor helps, the Groundhog Day-like repetition gets tedious; it makes you feel more like a hamster than a groundhog — or rather a hamster’s wheel, going round and round, over and over again.” Stay tuned. Also, get your favorite Movie stuff, and more by Clicking Here.