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Director : Doug Liman
Year Of Release : 2014
Principal Cast : Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson, Kick Gurry, Dragomir Mrsic, Charlotte Riley, Jonas Armstrong, Noah Taylor, Franz Drameh.
Approx Running Time : 113 Minutes
Synopsis: After Earth is invaded by hostile aliens, a last -ditch assault to wipe them out will meet with disaster unless one man, who possesses the ability to reset time each day, can stop it.
What we think : Pulsating sci-fi actioner delivers on just about every count, and then some. Cruise is characteristically on point, Blunt is kick-ass, Bill Paxton is a riot, and the special effects are top-notch. This is perfect popcorn entertainment that isn’t as mindless as its contemporaries, and a welcome antidote to the dreck of tent-pole sequels flooding the cineplexes each year.
Edge Of Perfection.
He might be a crazy, couch-jumping, Scientology-loving nutcase, but Tom Cruise doesn’t go into a film with a half-assed performance. If there is one thing you can count on with Cruise, it’s that he invests himself thoroughly within a character (and a film), and it’s through this investment that he remains one of the world’s preeminent A-list superstars. While 2012′s Oblivion may have lacked audience appeal or a fresh plot, Cruise wasn’t the weak link in that film, and he isn’t again here. Not that Edge Of Tomorrow has any real weak links (other than its ending, more on which I’ll discuss shortly); Doug Liman has crafted a thrilling, involving, intelligent sci-fi actioner that will appeal to a broad spectrum audience – with both its leading man and leading woman asserting their authority on the screen, Edge Of Tomorrow is a blast from start to finish.