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This groundbreaking cinematic event stars Tom Cruise as Jack Harper, the lone security repairman stationed on a desolate, nearly-ruined future Earth. When he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft, her arrival triggers a nonstop chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows, and leaves humanity’s fate in his hands. Academy Award®-winner Morgan Freeman joins Cruise in this “visually stunning” (Pete Hammond, Movieline), explosive story from the director of TRON: Legacy and the producer of Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 228
- Fresh: 123
- Rotten: 105
- Average Rating: 5.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: The agony of being a longtime Tom Cruise fan has always been a burden, but now it's just, well, dispiriting.
Rotten: In space, Jack hopes, someone may hear you dream. But in a movie theater, no one will see you yawn.
Fresh: Director Joseph Kosinski focuses on cool visuals but stints on a compelling plot. It's a dazzler, but the story lacks the impact of the futuristic look.
Fresh: More adventurous than your typical Hollywood tent pole, "Oblivion" makes you remember why science fiction movies pulled you in way back when and didn't let you go.
Great movie! Visual blend of Tron (2010), Minority Report, Prometheus, Avatar, The Host, and many others. Storyline was plausable and easy to follow. The look is very high tech if you like that kind of thing, and the soundtrack done by M83 is great. I continued to think about the story after I left the theatre - good lasting impression and entertaining. Despite Cruise and his Cruiseisms, he was pretty calm and collected. This movie majorly exceeded my expectations. Definite rental if not a purchase!
A very balanced and rewarding movie
After watching this movie for the third time (once at the cinema, and twice off iTunes), it finally struck me why this movie succeeds compared to many of the blockbusters that failed this Summer.
Oblivion is balanced. It has stunning cinematography, excellent special effects with drones and futuristic machines that easily rival the best output from the "Terminator" series. There is a very much on-form Tom Cruise giving one of his best performances to date, ably supported by Andrea Riseborough who admirably portays the loyal, vulnerable and conflicted Victoria. Melissa Leo is equally joyous and chilling as Sally. Morgan Freeman has less screen time than he deserves but, in the time that he is afforded, weaves true personality into his character.
The story was attacked by critics as being derivative and weak. Whilst there may be similarities to other movies (which is almost inevitable in this day and age, given the volume of work that has gone before), the story of "Oblivion" stands very well on it's own two feet, and quite very strongly. It is certainly much more of an original concept compared to the current Hollywood trend of constant sequels, remakes, reinventions, and over-the-top, boom-bang-crash, blow-your-mind special effects extravaganza's.
The music by Joseph Trapenese and M83 (Anthony Gonzalez) is something else. It compliments the movie excellently and is a very rare gem. I highly recommend purchasing the iTunes expanded version of the Oblivion soundtrack. The music is truly worthy of a nomination for an Academy Award.
In time, this movie should deservedly achieve cult-classic status.
Big time special effects ! If it wasn't for Tom Cruise being the main actor this movie probably would have gone straight to video, Sci-fi action script that is very familiar to so many others. Recommend renting for the special effects only.
- Genre: Action & Adventure
- Released: 2013
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