'Oblivion' Critic Reviews
Oblivion goes on for a long time, moving slowly and self-consciously, and it looks like a very expensive movie project that has been written and rewritten many times over.
Oblivion may impress with its scale. But rather like Kosinski's depiction of Earth, it feels devoid of humanity - and that's a major design flaw.
While it tries hard to resurrect the spirit of '60s and '70s sci-fi, what it actually feels more like is The Matrix without the benefit of a bullet time-like gimmick.
It's a shame the lack of originality becomes a distraction forty minutes in and the spectacle isn't enough to stem the overriding sense of deja vu.
ABC Radio Brisbane
There is a small, not-so-convincing emotional element to Oblivion but this is a film to be enjoyed more for its mystery and intrigue.
The pace is far less frenetic than other recent actioners, and the tone more thoughtful. With a lovely score and particularly nice performances from its central trio, the final cut of Oblivion suggests greatness was not entirely out of reach.
Does its best to dazzle by its myriad of special effects but confuses itself. Visuals superb, though... and best part is the contrasting dynamic between Cruise and his two striking female co-stars
Andrew L. Urban
Writers who direct their own rather complex stories often are too familiar with the material to be able to really clarify it for the audience
A sci-fi that's always a little more inclined to have the heart racing instead of the grey matter working. As an upgrade from the cold, emotionless Tron: Legacy, however, it's outstanding.
Kosinski piles up money shot after money shot (digitally enhancing desolate Iceland locations to good effect), while harnessing a soaring score from M83 to power along the ride.
Stunning design, clever twists and turns, strong performances and one of the best soundtracks in recent memory marred by one of the most patronising unnecessary voice-over narrations of all time.
Cinema em Cena
Nao oferece uma narrativa coesa o suficiente para criar o impacto dramatico necessario, mas e ambicioso o bastante para nao descartar as boas ideias que tem.