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  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    For all the bells and whistles – an electronic score by M83, a screen-busting Imax presentation and Cruise going full throttle – Oblivion feels arid and antiseptic, untouched by human hands. Bummer. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    After a slow start, this is the rare film that gets better as it goes along. The story, about two scientists working in a post-apocalyptic New York, deepens and builds an intense rooting interest. The action sequences are too much out of a video game, but this is intelligent science fiction -- and it benefits enormously from Tom Cruise in the lead role. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Oblivion is a slick spectacle — seeing the humorless but ultra-fit Tom Cruise wrestle with himself might be worth the price of admission alone. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The mystery posed by Oblivion as a whole is why its mysteries are posed so clumsily, and worked out so murkily. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    By the end of the film, Leo is beginning to sound suspiciously like HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Robotic, and more than a little peeved. show more

  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Kosinski’s ultimately underwhelming film leads nowhere. As its palpable sense of dread — well-sustained in a gently cascading first hour — gives way to dead ends, this Omega Movie shoots itself in the foot. show more

  • 70
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    Oblivion is an absolutely gorgeous film dramatically caught between its aspirations for poetic romanticism and the demands of heavy sci-fi action. After a captivating beginning brimming with mystery and evident ambition, the air gradually seeps out of the balloon that keeps this thinly populated tale aloft, leaving the ultimate impression of a nice try that falls somewhat short of the mark. show more

  • 65
    Scott Tobias NPR

    Oblivion occupies an awkward no-man's-land between escapist space adventure and heady science fiction, but it's neither thrilling enough nor intellectually stimulating enough to satisfy devotees of either. show more

  • 67
    William Goss Film.com

    Glaringly indebted to several earlier works and the film overall remains beholden to one established brand above all others: Tom Cruise. show more

  • 75
    Richard Roeper Chicago Sun-Times

    It’s a visually arresting movie. But as the plot layers are peeled back, and we’re given one answer after another, Oblivion actually becomes less interesting. show more

  • December 14, 2013 tq00000000175613
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    I agree that this movie covers a lot of what other movies have done better, it\'s still quite good. Especially compared to most of the movies this year. The plot twist was hinted at a little much and didn\'t have much impact when they finally got to it, but otherwise a good movie.

  • September 30, 2013 jw00000000166453
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    This movie was one of the best movies Ive ever seen....if there is a category in the Oscars for sci-fi this should win...awesome awesome movie, acting and effects...makes Avatar look silly.

  • September 04, 2013 uj00000000163521
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    some interesting things in this movie, visually good, story okay, but i did not understand it very well, maybe it is just me, ************* a stupid ending, still it is science fiction

  • August 27, 2013 zi00000000090547
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    da gana de dormir

  • August 26, 2013 Sir Raymond
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    It just seems Tom Cruise is a much better actor than the movies he is making. The special affects are great. The Motorcycle is really cool. The movie starts out great....then slowely goes downhill from there.

  • August 23, 2013 dx00000000162350
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    Excellent movie if you like sci-fi movies. I feel it was even better than ELYSIUM 2013. Critics that rate this low have zero imagination for the possibilities of future technology.

  • August 12, 2013 fw00000000161209
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    Oblivion is AWESOME MOVIE~~I loved all of the action, suspense, special affects and the plot!! The futuristic bike and helicopter were incredible~~I was on the edge of my ************* Oblivion!! Kudos to all involved in the movie!!!

  • July 26, 2013 Daze
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    don\'t listen to the people saying this is planet of the apes...it is far from it. this is a really good sci-fi... action, plot, acting..it\'s all there. go and check it out for yourself

  • July 02, 2013 patsfan0312
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    stupid stupid stupid

  • June 02, 2013 sum1sgirl
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    Planet of the Apes without the Apes or a plot. A total waste of time and money.

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