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Movie Review: Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

Edge of Tomorrow (dir. Doug Liman, 2014) – Reliving the same brutal combat, untrained officer William Cage must figure a way to defeat the enemy and end the time loop.

Verdict

Edge of Tomorrow thrills without frills, exemplifying the best of action film-making in recent years.

4/5

Review

Major William Cage (Tom Cruise) is having the worst day of his life. He is about to relive it over and over again. Perhaps he should have thought twice about extorting a general to avoid the battlegrounds. His stubborn transgression strips him of his media credentials and lands him on the front lines as an untrained rookie soldier in a savage war.

To worsen matters, his nightmare lasts in an endless and inexplicable time loop. Believing that the army’s victory is the only way to escape the cycle, he seeks the help of war heroine Sergeant Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt) and thereby continually refines their strategy against the alien race Mimics.

Action veteran Tom Cruise is no stranger to cinematic world-saving, never having quite learnt his lesson to steer clear of the wrong places at the wrong time.

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