I generally hate Oliver Stone with a passion, but I was stunned at how much I liked this movie. Other than Magnolia, I don't think there is a movie where Tom Cruise has been more open, vulnerable, and convincing than this. By that I mean, in everything I've seen Cruise in, I'm usually aware that he his playing the role. In this role, Cruise is invisible and I just see the character. Very powerful, stirring film.