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Edge of Tomorrow
Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt




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Tom Cruise stars as a futuristic soldier who is killed during a battle with alien invaders, and lives out the last day of his life over and over again in director Doug Liman's adaptation of the popular Manga ALL YOU NEED IS KILL. In the not-too-distant future, a ferocious race of aliens dubbed "Mimics" have descended from the stars to stake their claim on Earth. Five years after arriving, they're poised to claim Europe. Because the extraterrestrial invaders prove unusually proficient in responding to mankind's typical combat strategies, the military begins outfitting its soldiers with weaponized bionic suits that increase strength, speed, and agility. Meanwhile, the military is certain that, by conducting a surprise assault on the west coast of France, they can catch the enemy off guard and defeat them. With victory in sight, General Brigham (Brendan Gleeson) tasks Major William Cage (Cruise) with heading to the front lines and selling the war to the general public. Cage, however, is wary of the assignment due to his noted lack of combat experience, and unsuccessfully attempts to blackmail Brigham. Subsequently awakening at Heathrow Airport, Cage is greeted by Master Sergeant Farrell Bartolome (Bill Paxton), who introduces the sniveling major to his new unit, J-Squad, as a deserter and a con artist. The next day, as J-Squad prepare to make the drop and attack the enemy, they are ambushed. Somehow, the aliens knew they were coming, and almost as soon as Cage lands on the beach, he is killed during a fight with a Mimic. Much to his shock, he awakens right back at Heathrow Airport, where the entire scenario begins to play out all over again. Desperate to break the cycle when it continues ad nauseam, Cage seeks the help of Special Forces soldier Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt), whose victories on the battlefield have turned her into a high-profile symbol of human strength and endurance. Eventually, thanks to repeated efforts, he manages to convince Vrataski that he is reliving the same day time and again, and after conferring with brilliant but disgraced scientist Dr. Carter (Noah Taylor), the trio devise a plan to use his unique situation to gain the upper hand over an enemy seemingly able to predict mankind's every move.

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Overview

Tom Cruise stars as a futuristic soldier who is killed during a battle with alien invaders, and lives out the last day of his life over and over again in director Doug Liman's adaptation of the popular Manga ALL YOU NEED IS KILL. In the not-too-distant future, a ferocious race of aliens dubbed "Mimics" have descended from the stars to stake their claim on Earth. Five years after arriving, they're poised to claim Europe. Because the extraterrestrial invaders prove unusually proficient in responding to mankind's typical combat strategies, the military begins outfitting its soldiers with weaponized bionic suits that increase strength, speed, and agility. Meanwhile, the military is certain that, by conducting a surprise assault on the west coast of France, they can catch the enemy off guard and defeat them. With victory in sight, General Brigham (Brendan Gleeson) tasks Major William Cage (Cruise) with heading to the front lines and selling the war to the general public. Cage, however, is wary of the assignment due to his noted lack of combat experience, and unsuccessfully attempts to blackmail Brigham. Subsequently awakening at Heathrow Airport, Cage is greeted by Master Sergeant Farrell Bartolome (Bill Paxton), who introduces the sniveling major to his new unit, J-Squad, as a deserter and a con artist. The next day, as J-Squad prepare to make the drop and attack the enemy, they are ambushed. Somehow, the aliens knew they were coming, and almost as soon as Cage lands on the beach, he is killed during a fight with a Mimic. Much to his shock, he awakens right back at Heathrow Airport, where the entire scenario begins to play out all over again. Desperate to break the cycle when it continues ad nauseam, Cage seeks the help of Special Forces soldier Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt), whose victories on the battlefield have turned her into a high-profile symbol of human strength and endurance. Eventually, thanks to repeated efforts, he manages to convince Vrataski that he is reliving the same day time and again, and after conferring with brilliant but disgraced scientist Dr. Carter (Noah Taylor), the trio devise a plan to use his unique situation to gain the upper hand over an enemy seemingly able to predict mankind's every move.

Main Cast & Crew

Doug Liman - Director
Tom Cruise
Emily Blunt
Bill Paxton
Brendan Gleeson
Jonas Armstrong
Noah Taylor
Charlotte Riley
Kick Gurry
Dragomir Mrsic
Lara Pulver

 

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Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Run Time: 113
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 883929386819
  • Genre: Science Fiction
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA) (intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language and brief suggestive material)
  • Release Date: October 2014

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Movies > Action/Adventure

Related Keywords:
Action
Aliens
Death
Science-Fiction
Time Travel
Extraterrestrials
Soldiers
Battles
Alien Invasions
Training
Alien Life Forms

 

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Reviews:
"GROUNDHOG DAY and STARSHIP TROOPERS make surprisingly compatible bedfellows in this cleverly crafted and propulsively executed sci-fi thriller." - 05/22/2014 Variety


"A narratively ambitious sci-fi actioner, EDGE OF TOMORROW plays out a familiar alien invasion apocalypse drama in a way that, through repetition, allows humanity to learn from its mistakes and have a shot at surviving..." - 05/22/2014 Hollywood Reporter


4 stars out of 5 -- "A playful and frantic science-fiction twister which mimics the best while offering something fresh and -- most importantly -- thrilling." - 05/23/2014 Empire


4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here’s imagination, spectacle and thrills to spare." - 05/23/2014 Total Film


"[T]he pulse-pounding action scenes are briskly directed by Doug Liman..." - 06/04/2014 USA Today


"EDGE OF TOMORROW is great, eccentric fun....Directed, with energy and élan, by Doug Liman..." - 06/05/2014 Wall Street Journal


3.5 stars out of 4 -- "EDGE OF TOMORROW will keep you on edge. Guaranteed." - 06/05/2014 Rolling Stone


"An entertaining, effects-driven black comedy, with shades of STARSHIP TROOPERS in its depiction of warfare as a futuristic turkey shoot..." -- Grade: B+ - 06/05/2014 A.V. Club


"EDGE OF TOMORROW ends up being a deliciously subversive kind of blockbuster....Deep down, it's the most feminist summer action flick in years." - 06/12/2014 Entertainment Weekly


4 stars out of 4 -- "[T]his movie has its own merits as an ingenious, wicked-smart and thrilling sci-fi adventure." - 06/04/2014 Chicago Sun-Times


"In EDGE OF TOMORROW, Mr. Liman brings Mr. Cruise’s smile out of semiretirement and also gives him the kind of physical challenges at which he so brilliantly excels." - 06/05/2014 New York Times

 

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