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Oblivion

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7.02 h 4 min2013X-RayHDRUHD12
This groundbreaking cinematic event stars Tom Cruise as Jack Harper, the lone security repairman stationed on a desolate, nearly-ruined future Earth. When he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft, her arrival triggers a nonstop chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows, and leaves humanity's fate in his hands.
Directors
Joseph Kosinski
Starring
Tom CruiseMorgan FreemanOlga Kurylenko
Genres
Science FictionDramaActionAdventure
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio Languages
EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]
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Supporting actors
Andrea RiseboroughNikolaj Coster-WaldauMelissa Leo
Producers
Joseph KosinskiPeter CherninDylan ClarkBarry LevineDuncan Henderson
Studio
Universal Pictures
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Violencesexual contentnudityfoul languagealcohol use
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4.5 out of 5 stars

7541 global ratings

  1. 68% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 21% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 7% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 2% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 2% of reviews have 1 stars
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Rupert GarciaReviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 April 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Wait, haven't I seen this before?
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Or maybe it was one of the other mes who watched it? Either way, it is a really good movie and worth a repeat viewing. I totally agree with another reviewer who said it came close to brilliance but just missed the mark. Somehow it didn't run with the ball and make that Hail Mary for a brilliant touchdown, and it is sad that it came so close. The philosophy was weak when it should have been strong and the backstory that could have made a real impact was thin and wishy-washy and somehow underplayed. There was also something inescapably anodyne about the depiction of the alien and the whole spread of its activities, when it could have - should have - been deeply dreadful. Also the unveiling of the 'Scavs' was too predictable and too lightly done. Time and money could have been better spent showing the destruction of the Earth, the horror of it, and making a real connection with the characters later on. For all these faults however, it is still a very good film - just unfortunately not a great one.
14 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 January 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Entertaining post apocalypse sci-fi adventure
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A lot of one stars for this solid, well presented and fairly original bit
of sci-fi. Makes you wonder what they're comparing it to, Star Wars maybe ?
Not giving any spoilers, but if you like cool tech, bit of action, bit of romance and a few old school sci-fi twists then this is a couple of hours enjoyment. Bluray is awesome with good original score. Tom Cruise may not be everyone's favourite actor, but he does this stuff pretty well.
37 people found this helpful
RANDAMNATIONReviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 September 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Great film - slightly underwhelming 4k remaster
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I have this film on HD, 4kuhd streaming and disc. having recently upgraded to a 4K TV and a player, I wanted to do a comparison of 4k streaming versus direct through a 4k player.
I read that allegedly you can stream 4K with a 25Meg connection. I have on average 46 (download).
Soooo, the 4K stream is definitely sharper than the standard HD. That was a good start.
Firing up the disc, the titles as the film started were even more glorious than the streamed version. And that was where the clear improvement ended.. Apparently Oblivion is stored on a 2K intermediate then upscaled to 4K for the 4K release. read into that what you will. needless to say, I won't be buying a lot of remastered 2K to 4K movies - I'll stick to streaming for those ones- the convenience alone outweighs the benefit of shiny intros! that being said, at least if my internet connection goes down - which does happen from time to time - I'll still have a great movie on disc to watch.
8 people found this helpful
Twisted_MentatReviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 November 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Hollywood does a movie based on the cliff-notes of classic sci-fi, somehow it ends up GOOD.
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A lot of watered down high-concept sci-fi was coming out of the big studios for a while.
This is one of the very much watchable ones that came close but narrowly missed the mark.

Big budget, pretty vistas, some fantastic effects, great cast, interesting concepts, menacing foes, impressive set and costuming work.

the run-down style of gear used throughout must be hellishly expensive to make look that good as a white combat-flight-suit that slowly degrades over the corse of the movie plus all the multi layered webbing over hard-shell used elsewhere.

Alas the plot is telegraphed to hell and back, the core script is mundane
the "scavs" were under-used as a capable faction (lots of warnings and off-screen actions but never got to show themselves as anything but cannon fodder)
worst. the voice/audio work goes from people whisper-speaking to EXPLOSIONS, to noisy machine FX straight back into actors whispering at each other while disjointed music plays at various volumes in the scenes (I honestly don't remember a single piece of music in this movie, I mentally tuned most of it out)

Any gamers will recognise what seems like a 90% sound effect reuses from the half life franchise and a similar aesthetics to portal with a lot of the white shell over blackened/dark-grey mechanical parts

still, it's far better in every aspect than the colour-saturated lights over empty backround, slow-pan scene-padding and fog-horn ridden tedium that was Bladerunner 2049.
There was care, attention to detail and a genuine attempt to try someting uncomon here, it just needed a sharper script and better audio balancing/design.
2 people found this helpful
J. McDonaldReviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 June 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Oblivion.
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This is an intelligent and entertaining science fiction movie, beautifully realised and featuring some wonderfully stylish design, both in hardware and CGI settings, combined with imaginatively filmed real-life locations in Iceland.
I`m surprised there is no apparent “Art of” book available, though it originated as a graphic novel – an obscure and difficult to obtain edition of this exists, good luck in finding it.
Although many of the plot devices have appeared in other films and books, the combination and engrossing visuals should appeal to all but the most jaded of sci-fi viewers or Cruise-haters.
A pretty good 2 hours worth; the DVD release has subtitles, but you may have to adjust your TV to read them properly; the film is presented in standard anamorphic widescreen and there are no extras whatsoever.
8 people found this helpful
Mark DyerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 January 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Solid entertainment
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Solid - as in comparatively undemanding, good visuals and none of that Interstellar mumbo jumbo (both plot and variable sound levels), and a simpler concept than Edge of Tomorrow. I thought it had good sound and photography with the Effects blending in nicely - not being the centre of the whole film.

I've been working from home for nearly 10 months so I did wonder why Andrea Riseborough's character was fully glammed up for the start of her working day- not just above the waist - including full make up. I also wondered how long it would be before The Tom donned his shades and got on a motorbike.

Yes, there are 'homages' to many other films and it would be easy to criticise some as cliched (especially the Star Wars flying bit) but I believe that taken as a whole it told a decent story and was entertaining enough.
2 people found this helpful
AngieReviewed in the United Kingdom on 07 April 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
One of Tom Cruises better efforts
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I feel a bit like a salmon swimming against the current as my opinion differs quite dramatically from other viewers, and my friends and family come to that. In my humble opinion I really am not at all convinced by Tom Cruise's performances and it is no different here. Although to be fair it was one of his better performances. The female leads outclassed him throughout and Morgan Freeman only has to don on a pair of dark glasses and gets full on into character. I think what it is for me is that he just doesn't live his character the way some male leads do. It's Tom cruise just going through the motions and getting the job done but without emoting or becoming whoever he's playing. The special effects where very good. I liked the canyons and especially the swimming pool, but again the landscape became a bit samey and boring for me in the end. I whizzed through this film to the good bits in the end and to be honest didn't really enjoy it.
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 October 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Slightly Annoying parts but Amazing Overall
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I can't believe I've watched this 4 times in the last couple of weeks, so I have to upgrade my rating. I've never watched anything that much since Easy Rider!
It's still silly -- and don't get me started on the holes in the plot -- BUT it's spectacular, loud, entertaining and addictive! There are some wonderful moments -- like the first drone repair, where he rocks up in a space-age aircraft, turns into a 20th-century US "service-man" and fixes it with chewing gum while control is bleating about "not having parts" (I was a service engineer in my youth)
I've just about forgiven the cheesy ending.
Love it!

Quite enjoyable, but loses one star for incredibly cheesy after-ending. Should have been chopped 10 min sooner!
Spectacular, even with annoyingly impractical buildings and aircraft.
There are worse ways to spend an evening!
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