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Tom Cruise stars in Oblivion, an original and groundbreaking cinematic event from the visionary director of TRON: Legacy and producers of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man's confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind. 2077: Jack Harper (Cruise) serves as a security repairmen stationed on an evacuated Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying alien threat who still scavenges what's left… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 54%

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"Although it looks spectacular and boasts some pungent ideas, the surprise-to-running-time ratio is out of whack."
‑ Michael Sragow, Orange County Register
"Feels ever more grounded and stuck ..."
‑ Anthony Lane, New Yorker
"Oblivion delivers a blast of midsummer heat to the middle of April. And, unlike many a potential blockbuster, it's full of ambition. Just try not to think about it too much."
‑ Christopher Lawrence, Las Vegas Review-Journal
"A film whose beauty and emotional aspirations ultimately overpower the story problems it runs into along the way."
‑ Bryan Bishop, The Verge
"As a piece of narrative, though, it's portentous, sluggish and fatally ungripping."
‑ Anthony Quinn, Independent
"It takes more than an hour for Oblivion to become whatever it is the filmmakers think it's supposed to be."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"Was Cruise trying to beat out fellow Scientologist John Travolta for the honor of starring in the dumbest sci-fi epic ever?"
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
""Oblivion" has the kind of magpie fecundity you'd hope to find bursting from the pages of une bande dessinťe freshly re-inked into English. But as a movie, it's like a terabyte farm of all the films Kosinski has ever steeped in."
‑ Ray Pride, Newcity
"What makes it watchable is Kosinski's (and cinematographer Claudio Miranda's) gift for breathtaking pictorial images -- plus, of course, Cruise's undiluted star power."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"Kosinski's totality of vision may not look or feel entirely original but is striking and memorable all the same."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"In space, Jack hopes, someone may hear you dream. But in a movie theater, no one will see you yawn."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"If nothing else, "Oblivion" will go down in film history as the movie where Tom Cruise pilots a white, sperm-shaped craft into a giant space uterus."
‑ Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, Chicago Sun-Times
"In a film whose first frame is a memory, it uses its familiarity to us to its advantage. It's like making a sandwich the way your mom used to make them, achieving sense memory of past pleasures."
‑ Russell Hainline, Movie Mezzanine
"Joseph Kosinski's only previous credit was the visually rich but intellectually bankrupt Tron Legacy; and while this film is a bit more satisfying, it is driven only by its gorgeous visuals."
‑ Corey Hall, Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
"Are we really seeing a movie called "Oblivion" at all? Or is it merely a collection of concepts pulled from the likes of "Blade Runner," "Planet of the Apes," "Total Recall" and even the director's own "Tron: Legacy?""
‑ David Keyes, Cinemaphile.org
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