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Oblivion
68 % by 9 users
(2013)

Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. His existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.

Runtime:
2:06
Released:
April 18, 2013

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What's So Confusing?

Reviewed by James P

The video reviewers who are supposed to be "professional critics" say that this movie was so confusing that it's too hard to understand. I didn't get that impression at all from this film. Maybe I'm just quicker at picking up plots than the so called "professionals". I wasn't a big fan of the plot of this film. It made the movie less interesting. Sure there were a few twists once you find out what's really going on but it's not enough to keep you entertained to the point that it would make this movie good. Tom Cruise did alright in this film but it seems like he's just been doing too many roles that are similar like this. The fact that you never get a good look at the antagonists of the film is a drawback. Stream this online for free or rent from RedBox. 5.5/10

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A MUST listen to grasp what's happened/happening!

Reviewed by CATHERINE BEITSCHER

It's deep, gotta listen to what's being said to understand what happened and still happening. Keeps you guessing who's the good guys and who's the baddies.
This is one of Tom's best movies ever, another classic yes! The graphics, the acting, action, wow! like Star Wars, Space Odessey2001, Battle Star Galactia all rolled into one. Everyone's acting is/was superb and the special effects, oh man, blew me away!

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Surprisingly good film

Reviewed by Billstaf

I usually don't have much interest in Tom Cruise movies. Top Gun and the Mission Impossible movies pretty much finished him off for me, but Oblivion is a very good film.

Story is great and the graphics are great. Cruise can really act when the material is good. I had a lot of reservations before I saw this film and was pleasantly surprised. No boring or unintelligible parts here. The story flows well and supporting cast does a great job too.

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Excellent Movie!

Reviewed by Ken Duffy

Tom Cruise, Sci-Fi and Futuristic, it just doesn't get any better than this combo! Great story with lots of plot twists. At each turn of events one shocker after another. Starts with him as a droid repairman fighting off the aliens. That's until he finds out that they are not aliens! Suspenseful all the way to the end. He fly's a really cool shuttle too! Be sure to watch this one!

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Go Into it With an Open MInd, But Not High Expectations

Reviewed by ivory919

When I first walked into this movie, I had very low expectations. It had appealed quite interesting in trailers, but a lot of people gave this movie a bad rating, so when I came into the theater, I was expecting a poor quality film. However, I found it to be a quite interesting take on a future fiction film. By no means is this film spectacular or great, but for an original film it did okay.

The first thing I want to praise this film on is being original. I'm not completely sure if this was a remake of an older film, or anything like that, but it seemed like this movie was developed from fresh material. Sure the whol, apocalyptic Earth in the future has been thought of before, but the setting, story and characters seems to be something new and different. Now, to me, original films can go two directions; they can either be so obscure that they don't draw the audience in or they can be great and start the brink of a new franchise. For me, this movie weathered right in the middle of these two directions.

Another thing I want to praise is the action sequences and fluent story line. Although a few events in the film seemed kind of random, in general the actual fighting scenes were well done and didn't look too fake or staged. In other words, I never felt bored while watching.

That all being said, my biggest complaint with this film was that everything seemed to appear very vague. Its as if the writers of Oblivion decided to accept a first draft of their movie, but didn't want to go into detail. Most of the characters were introduced well enough, but some didn't receive enough exposition for us to really understand or care who they were. Also, the major conflict in the story (the alien ship) is never given any detailed explanation or thought. The ending of the movie also lives you with plenty of questions.

So overall, Oblivion is a pretty good action movie, that is good if you are looking for something to watch on a Tuesday night, but I wouldn't go out of your way to see this movie or anything. If you don't set your expectations too high, you will probably find yourself enjoying the movie from beginning to end.

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Great Concept and Visuals, but Takes A While to Pick Up Steam

Reviewed by Sam

Oblivion is a new sci-fi/action film brought to you by Tron: Legacy helmer, Joseph Kosinski. It's a unique sci-fi film with stunning visual flare at times, a cool score by M83, and a headstrong performance from Tom Cruise who easily carries the film. However, it does take a while to really get interesting, and when it does, it has you engaged thoroughly. Apart from the jarring pace of the first half and a few script issues, it's generally a good film but amounts to nothing bigger.

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oblivion

Reviewed by bigbadwolf

I have to disagree with most reviewers on Rotten Tomatoes. I liked the movie. It had a story to tell, threw a little twist in it and the cinematography was very good. I go to the movies to relax and be entertained, not to delve into someone's deep psychological problem, make a political statement, or waste my money on some deep philosophical movie. This movie will keep your interest.Enjoy

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Original with a unique twist.

Reviewed by 56c0b7e6450dc134ade61845a38d8884?size=16 MovieReviews

Oblivion is the movie to watch right now. Good story, cinematography, cast, acting, music. But it's the sound and visuals are what make this movie great. There is a sense of confusion instilled throughout the movie by the stark differences in the things on the land and the world Jack belongs to. On land everything is gritty and dirty, but it's peaceful. In jacks world everything has a clinical feel to it. It has clean soft lines, but the drones have a harsh menacing sound and seem to glare at Jack when they are operating. Throughout the movie you get a sense that the way things are is not how it's supposed to be. Even to Jack things just don't sit well with him.

I was worried that Oblivion wouldn't live up to the hype, but it is truly a great sci-fi movie.

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The title describes how you feel at the end.

Reviewed by kyle stone

Viewing this was like experiencing all the pains of dating a supermodel with none of the perks. Expensive, bland, and predictable was the result of trying to combine The Terminator, Total Recall, and The Moon. It did not help they stole Star Wars sound effects which only reinforced the failed amalgamation that is anything but original. Freeman usually makes better choices and this is one he is sure to regret. His reasons must be found in the same place we will all ask why we watched it to the end, in oblivion.

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