Edge of Tomorrow review: Tom Cruise plays a lily-livered US Army pen-pusher

 

What do you get if you cross a big-budget humanity-vs-aliens action movie with Groundhog Day?

Well, a wittier, more inventive and, paradoxically, a far less repetitive film than any number of others in which soldiers strap themselves into massive mechanised exosuits in order to battle digital alien invaders.

Tom Cruise plays a lily-livered US Army pen-pusher who, thanks to some alien time-travel technology, gets to relive the same day, over and over again.

Until he’s developed into a hero worthy of being played by Cruise.

Edge of Tomorrow is released nationwide from Saturday 30 May

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