"Groundhog's Day" meets "Aliens"...I know I'm supposed to hate on Tom Cruise because of the whole Scientology thing, but he was actually quite screen-magnetic in this one...saw this in theaters, and there are worse ways of spending two hours...give it a watch, if that "meets" sounds interesting,
3.5. The cliche opening allowed me to be surprised when this became a great film. The seamless changing of gears, thoughtfulness of the use of their premise (besides one or two plotholes) and the new exploration of an old idea (Groundhog Day) allowed this film to remain fresh throughout, even if that veneer of cliche came back every so often. IT also managed to stay weirdly lighthearted which I appreciated.
Isn't Tom Cruise a fucking great movie star. And isn't Emily Blunt a real presence in anything. I loved this. Was never bored, cared about the characters, believed the relationship, forgave the odd plot hole and wanted the humans to succeed (for a change). Shows what shitty marketing can do to a good film. I hope we see more like these in the coming years instead of sequels/prequels/spin-offs.