Edge of Tomorrow
First screened in June 2014
Director: Doug Liman. Cast: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Brendan Gleeson, Bill Paxton, Noah Taylor, Jonas Armstrong, Kick Gurry, Franz Drameh, Tony Way, Dragomir Mrsic, Charlotte Riley, Terence Maynard, Masayoshi Haneda. Screenplay: Christopher McQuarrie and Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth (based on the graphic novel All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka).

Twitter Capsule: Best sci-fi action since Looper, ingeniously written and cut. Deft and dark in implication. Brill take on Cruise.

VOR:   Doesn't fully shake its influences (Groundhog Day, Starship Troopers, etc.) but comes disarmingly close. Blunt's role unexpectedly rich. Unusual vulnerability for Cruise. Innovative effects.

Photo © 2014 Warner Bros. Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

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