Parents' Guide to

Edge of Tomorrow

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Appealing but violent sci-fi thriller explores time, fate.

Movie PG-13 2014 113 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 13 parent reviews

age 9+

common sense media is wrong about this one

Movie is really good no plot holes also it’s not that Gory
age 10+

Great movie

This was probably the best tom cruise movie out there, for violence its got explosions and shooting with futuristic guns at the aliens. The main character dies over and over again but has the power of the aliens (Basically he can not die). The language is very tame, 1 single use of the s-word also a woman is called the Full Metal Bitch when she is her armor. Overall I think a mature 10 yr old or 11 yr old can watch this, its got less realistic than the mission impossibles.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (13 ):
Kids say (70 ):

Don't expect Edge of Tomorrow to make much sense: Its "science" is muddy, mind-boggling, and at times difficult to follow. But that doesn't take away from the appeal of the film, which boasts impressive special effects and an interesting, complicated plot (which is inevitably reminiscent of the excellent Groundhog Day ... which also had a female lead named Rita!). Director Doug Liman knows when to make a joke and when to leave well enough alone, without taking away from the gravity of Edge of Tomorrow's darker themes.

But the biggest revelation may be Cruise, who reminds us how good he can be when he tackles roles that don't rely solely on his charisma and confidence. Here, he allows himself to be vulnerable and afraid, and it's refreshing. As is Blunt's Rita, a female lead who's finally given enough to do -- sometimes better than her male counterpart. The film's villains remain amorphous throughout, but the leads are compelling, and the movie can't help but entertain.

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