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MOVIE REVIEWS: EDGE OF TOMORROW

June 6, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Virtually every major newspaper critic has bestowed high praise on Tom Cruise and his latest movie, Edge of Tomorrow. They’re also giving much applause to the film’s director, Doug Limon. Manohla Dargis in the New York Times writes that watching Cruise glide through the opening of Edge of Tomorrow — a suggestion of Jerry Maguire edging his smile — it’s hard not to think, Where has this guy been? It’s been years since Mr. Cruise felt this light on screen.” Indeed, Joe Morgenstern in the Wall Street Journal observes that the movie gives Cruise “a chance to reinvigorate his career, and he grabs it.” What audiences will see, says Mick LaSalle in the San Francisco Chronicle is an actor “fluid enough for comedy, physical enough for action, always going with the flow and yet finding ways to make moments memorable.” Kenneth Turan in the Los Angeles Times remarks that after a enduring an early summer season of “cookie cutter, been-there blockbusters” audiences are finally being treated to an imaginative story and a “sharp, on target performance by Cruise.” About the least enthusiastic review is delivered by Ty Burr in the Boston Globe who describes Edge of Tomorrow as “a pretty good summer-kablooie movie, and Cruise is better than pretty good in it.” At the other end of the critical reaction is Peter Howell in the Toronto Star who remarks that the film is “going to be hard to beat as the summer’s best blockbuster.”