Tom Cruise stars as a soldier who lives out the last day of his life over and over again. Based on a well-regarded 2004 novel by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, the clever script by Christopher McQuarrie and Jez and John-Henry Butterworth plays with time and the way technology could be used to upgrade human capabilities. Cruise allows himself and his character to be made fun of, as an acknowledged wimp who’s never seen combat and tries every trick to wriggle out of being sent to the front, which is exactly what Gen. Brigham (Brendan Gleeson, in amusingly scornful form) intends to do with him.
“The effects are exciting, convincing and gritty in the chaotic Normandy battle action, which is filmed in a vivid you-are-there style.” Todd McCarthy -The Hollywood Reporter
“Edge of Tomorrow is clever enough that the viewer doesn’t have to feel embarrassed sitting in the audience but not so clever that there’s no fun to be had.” James Berardinelli -Reelviews