OBLIVION

BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELL
APRIL 19, 2013

Captivating in all the right ways, “Oblivion” delivers strong, well-tread science fiction staples in a new and visually enthralling way with a competent high-level Hollywood star in Tom Cruise. The set pieces alone make this a must-see, producing a post-apocalyptic backdrop that rivals any previous endeavor. Add to that a strong script that plays its twists close to the chest, majestic and gorgeous cinematography, and a score from the band M83, and “Oblivion” becomes not only the first big blockbuster of the year but a strong contender for best science fiction film of the year. Similar to the impact that last year’s “Looper” had on me, “Oblivion” will land on my top 10 of the year list.

RELEASE DATE
April 19, 2013

DIRECTOR
Joseph Kosinski

WRITTEN BY
Karl Gajdusek
Michael deBruyn

BASED ON
“Oblivion”
by Joseph Kosinski

STUDIO
Universal Pictures

PG-13
(for sci-fi action violence, brief strong language, and some sensuality/nudity)

ACTION
ADVENTURE
SCI-FI

124 minutes

CINEMATOGRAPHER
Claudio Miranda

COMPOSER
Anthony Gonzalez
Joseph Trapanese

EDITOR
Richard Francis-Bruce

CAST
Tom Cruise
Morgan Freeman
Olga Kurylenko
Andrea Riseborough
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Melissa Leo
Zoë Bell

PRODUCED BY
Peter Chernin
Dylan Clark
Duncan Henderson
Joseph Kosinski
Barry Levine

BUDGET
$120 million

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