Edge of Tomorrow
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The reason the film works is because it throws everything into the blender and comes up with something new, something that has a great lively sense of wit and humor to it, and it takes the time to fully explore its wild premise fully.
For a film about repetition, Edge of Tomorrow never feels tired or familiar.
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.
A playful and frantic science-fiction twister which mimics the best (Aliens, The Matrix, Groundhog Day) while offering something fresh and — most importantly — thrilling.
The breakneck pace leaves little room for meaningful character development... But there’s imagination, spectacle and thrills to spare.
McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Cruise and Blunt have only as much chemistry as the script allows.
Time Out London
The film’s Groundhog Day-meets-Independence Day plot is actually pretty genius.
Thank heavens, then, for the time-loop gimmick, which sustains a full hour of screen time with enough variations on its gambit to hook you in.
The Hollywood Reporter
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.
It is basically deadly serious, and after some moderate knockaboutfun, settles into something pretty dull. Where's the edge?
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