Review 2014 by RD Clark
Edge Of Tomorrow
Written by: Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth.
From the novel, “All You Need Is Kill” by Hiroshi Sakurazaka
Directed by: Doug Liman
Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson, Noah Taylor
Running time: 113 mins
A less-than-enthusiastic recruit is thrown into a battle with some squiggly aliens and dies almost immediately, but then wakes up where he started. This goes on over and over until he starts to realize how he can make use of this.
This is one of the best films I’ve seen this year. We sometimes forget what a dynamite action figure that Tom Cruise can play and he is in top form here. Emily Blunt surprisingly holds her own as an ass-kicker. Another treat is Bill Paxton as a Top Sergeant with a mean streak of irony. The effects are second to nothing ever. A beautiful film that kept me mouth-opened, muttering, “wow!” through most of it.
I highly recommend this one. I did not see it in 3D; it probably looked great. No post-credits scenes.
Flytrap rating: 9/10
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