From the guy who made Swingers… Sorry, I can’t help but say that in my head whenever I see a Doug Liman film. I have to say that I don’t really have a strong love or hate for Tom Cruise. With few exceptions (Magnolia, etc…) I find that Tom Cruise is pretty much Tom Cruise in most things - not a bad thing, but nothing to get super excited about. This is one of his most fun roles to date - a serious action movie that doesn’t take itself super seriously. It’s Groundhog Day as an action sci-fi film. I love that we get a combination of seeing him stumble through the ‘repeat’, but then also seeing sequences where he’s clearly done this several times, and watching Emily Blunt be the ‘fresh eyes’ each time is ALWAYS enjoyable. She’s a powerhouse and a fantastic edition to the action lady group. You can have your Angelina Jolie’s (for the record, I like Jolie) - but give me Emily Blunt any day and I’m a happy man. I also quite enjoyed Bill Paxton here, and I’m often so-so about him.
If you’re up for a smart and fun action flick, this one doesn’t disappoint at all. Well worth seeing, especially in the theatre.