Oblivion (2013)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 19, 2013
DVD Release Date: August 6, 2013
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Critic Score: 53% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Visually striking but thinly scripted, Oblivion benefits greatly from its strong production values and an excellent performance from Tom Cruise.

Michael Sragow
Orange County Register

Although it looks spectacular and boasts some pungent ideas, the surprise-to-running-time ratio is out of whack.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

Feels ever more grounded and stuck ...

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Sonny Bunch
Washington Free Beacon

Complaints about plausibility, logic, or common sense aside, Oblivion looks great.

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Wesley Morris

It takes more than an hour for Oblivion to become whatever it is the filmmakers think it's supposed to be.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

Was Cruise trying to beat out fellow Scientologist John Travolta for the honor of starring in the dumbest sci-fi epic ever?

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Jason Bailey

Here's the trouble with mainstream science fiction filmmaking these days: there's no expectation that an audience is capable of putting things together or waiting for a payoff.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

In space, Jack hopes, someone may hear you dream. But in a movie theater, no one will see you yawn.

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

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Mark Jackson
Epoch Times

Oh, it'll command your attention alright; it's got Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman after all-both can command attention. Cruise plays a commander, even.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Based around a graphic novel I've never heard of and that's because it doesn't actually exist, seemed to be a clever smokescreen to gather… More
Cynthia S.
3 3/4's--Pretty good, and that's saying a lot for me...because I swore off Tom Cruise movies a long time ago. However, this one I stuck with. VERY… More
Carlos Magalh„es
Repetitious, confusing and mainly unfocused, Oblivion is a misconceived hodgepodge of clichťs and contrivances from the first scene to the last, and it is hard… More
Wildaly M
I think they had a good idea here but then when they actually got down to writing down the story it all just went wrong. It just didn't flow and there was… More
Matthew Comer
Overall it was halfway decent. I honestly saw most of the plot twists coming, but the visuals and tech made up for it. I would recommend seeing it as a… More
Mark Walker
Say what you will about Tom Cruise but there‚??s no denying that his choice of projects have always been bankable. Throughout the 80‚?≤s and 90‚?≤s most of his… More