A soldier fighting aliens gets to relive the same day over and over again, the day restarting every time he dies.

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Doug Liman

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Christopher McQuarrie (screenplay by), Jez Butterworth (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Cruise ... Cage
Emily Blunt ... Rita
Brendan Gleeson ... General Brigham
Bill Paxton ... Master Sergeant Farell
Jonas Armstrong ... Skinner
Tony Way ... Kimmel
Kick Gurry ... Griff
Franz Drameh ... Ford
Dragomir Mrsic ... Kuntz
Charlotte Riley ... Nance
Masayoshi Haneda ... Takeda
Terence Maynard ... Cruel Sergeant
Noah Taylor ... Dr. Carter
Lara Pulver ... Karen Lord
Madeleine Mantock ... Julie
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An alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop-forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again...and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). And, as Cage and Vrataski take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy! Written by Warner Bros. Pictures

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Live, Die, Repeat


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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language and brief suggestive material | See all certifications »

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The dominant member of the alien species is referred to as "the Omega", with its subordinates being called "alphas." This is the reverse of the way these terms are actually used. In a social group of organisms, the dominant member of the hierarchy is called the alpha (alpha being the first letter of the Greek alphabet), while the lowest-ranked individual is called the omega (the last letter of the Greek alphabet). See more »

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Skinner: [in the helicopter] Hey, Mate! I think there's something wrong with your suit. There's a dead guy in it.
[laughs aloud]
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Written by Daniel Lenz
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This movie doesn't think you're an idiot.
4 June 2014 | by TehmehSee all my reviews

When I saw that Doug Liman was directing and McQuarrie penning, I was interested. I liked Liman's first Bourne film over Greengrass-directed nauseating shaky-cam sequels. McQuarrie is a wonderful screenwriter, and these two seemed like a perfect pair.

I got what I hoped: a movie that doesn't treat me like a 10-year old. "Edge of tomorrow" is smart, entertaining, exciting and fun. It's an original movie as well, not a sequel or a remake (although I hear it might be inspired by a novel or graphic novel).

Tom Cruise - who plays a slightly different character than usually - is good, he always brings his best. He cares about his projects and demands to do as much stunts as possible. His passion can be seen here too and he is again a joy to watch, but this isn't a movie for Cruise to carry. Liman and McQuarrie carry this movie with smart pacing, transitions and that certain magic good filmmakers seem to be able to harness at will.

Emily Blunt isn't a useless sidekick, but a strong and likable character. Not annoyingly strong on the surface like some feminist ball-busting fantasy, but a real character and deserves every minute of her screen time. Bill Paxton was fun to see as a hard-ass sergeant, and Brendan Gleeson was good as well - even though his screen time is limited. All the main actors work well together, if a scene is shared.

The movie flows in an interesting way and it likes to surprise you. I'm not talking about forced twists, I'm talking about that special situation where you don't know what happens next. I've missed that feeling. I didn't have to pretend to care about the movie, I was interested in every minute of it. This happens rarely. And when it ends, you're satisfied. No setting up sequels, no ambiguous crap, just a solid, fitting ending.

Unlike Cruise's last sci-fi film "Oblivion", this is definitely an action movie. At first glance it may look like a generic sci-fi action film - and granted, sometimes (suits, aliens) it does - but there's enough personality of its own. Action looks good and the camera doesn't shake around senselessly. Also, the action never goes into that overblown mode where your senses get tired and you just don't care anymore. Well done.

"Edge of tomorrow" is a thoroughly entertaining film. It's "just" a summer movie, but it's a smart, fun and exciting summer movie. You don't have to make excuses for its shortcomings to enjoy it. It's quality filmmaking and certainly a positive surprise.

9/10, will buy on blu-ray. I recommend this to everyone. Avoid as much spoilers as you can.


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Release Date:

6 June 2014 (USA) See more »

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$178,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,760,246, 8 June 2014

Gross USA:

$100,206,256

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$370,541,256
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