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  Oblivion

action & adventure, sci-fi & fantasy


Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman star in this groundbreaking event about a lone repairmen on a near-ruined future Earth who finds himself questioning all he knows in a fight to save humanity.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    54%
  • Audience Score
    61%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    54%
    reviews counted: 21
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  • Audience

    61%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: The sly, surprising and visually magnificent Tom Cruise vehicle that has forced me - and many other people, I suspect - to revise my first opinion of director Joseph Kosinski.

- Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com, Friday, April 19, 2013

Rotten: Feels ever more grounded and stuck ...

- Anthony Lane, New Yorker, Monday, April 29, 2013

Fresh: Director Joseph Kosinski focuses on cool visuals but stints on a compelling plot. It's a dazzler, but the story lacks the impact of the futuristic look.

- Claudia Puig, USA Today, Thursday, April 18, 2013

Audience Reviews

2 stars

Repetitious, confusing and mainly unfocused, Oblivion is a misconceived hodgepodge of clichs and contrivances from the first scene to the last. The result couldn't be stodgier and more predictable than what we see here.

- blacksheepboy, Thursday, May 9, 2013

2 stars

Much like Joseph Kosinski's previous directorial effort "Tron Legacy", "Oblivion" boasts remarkable visuals but completely lacking in a compelling story or characters. The landscape of post-apocalyptic Earth combined with 70's-style sci-fi production design are perfectly appealing eye-candy but the story is predictable, boring, and too reliant on silly gimmicky story-telling that consists of nonsensical twists. The characters are dull-fully one-dimensional with a very un-involving lead performance from Tom Cruise. The music by electro pop band M83 suits the film's high-tech atmosphere and the darkly ominous sound design for the deadly drones gives them a true menace. Overall, perfectly adequate on a technical level like the villainous drones but completely lacking in heart. The ending was like a combination of the endings to "Independence Day" and the game "Portal".

- fb100002384654145, Tuesday, June 4, 2013

3 stars

This hybrid of Total Recall, Independence Day & The Matrix (yes!) suffers from a thin plot, but it redeems itself with its mind-blowing production design and Tom Cruise's down-to-earth performance (no pun intended). There's nothing new here, but director Kosinski (TRON: Legacy) handles all the cinematic elements skillfully. Morgan Freeman and Melissa Leo have thankless supporting roles. The music by electro pop band M83 feels adequate.

- fb655609510, Tuesday, May 21, 2013