Oblivion: The IMAX Experience Synopsis
On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man’s confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind.

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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
After a slow start, this is the rare film that gets better as it goes along. The story, about two scientists working in a post-apocalyptic...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Oblivion is an absolutely gorgeous film dramatically caught between its aspirations for poetic romanticism and the demands of heavy sci-fi...
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By William Goss
Glaringly indebted to several earlier works and the film overall remains beholden to one established brand above all others: Tom Cruise.
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By Scott Tobias
Oblivion occupies an awkward no-man's-land between escapist space adventure and heady science fiction, but it's neither thrilling enough...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
By the end of the film, Leo is beginning to sound suspiciously like HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Robotic, and more than a little peeved.
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Boston Globe

By Mark Feeney
Oblivion is a lot like its star: clean, cold, efficient, increasingly overblown, and not a little inexplicable.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Oblivion is a slick spectacle — seeing the humorless but ultra-fit Tom Cruise wrestle with himself might be worth the price of admission...
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Entertainment Weekly

Oblivion has enough special-effects artistry to keep you distracted for a while. But all the eye candy in the world can’t mask the...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
For all the bells and whistles – an electronic score by M83, a screen-busting Imax presentation and Cruise going full throttle – Oblivion...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The mystery posed by Oblivion as a whole is why its mysteries are posed so clumsily, and worked out so murkily.
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Sci-Fi + Love Story = Oblivion

By MedRed
Tom Cruise is back as another "Jack" (Jack Harper, Jack Reacher, Jack from Legend, Stacie Jaxx). OK, that last one was a stretch. Oblivion is a visually stunning, IMAX worthy movie. The special...

Good Production of an Ennh Story

By Brus
The movie looks good, the actors make the characters as real as the script allows, the pacing and directing are all very strong and the action, what there is of it, is first rate. From a technical...

Convoluted plot still worth seeing!

By pseguin
I've always been a Tom Cruise fan even through his public displays that labeled him a crazy person. I believe that I played the main character perfectly and I couldn't imagine anyone else in the...


By JCPass
I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this movie. As for IMAX, I just don't think there is that much difference and it definitely isn't worth the extra money....

We Are Human and Complex

By gotwo2
My same thought MedRed, Jacks abound. That perhaps becomes a meaningful typecast character on a First Name basis.LOL. AI Machine vs humanity theme does not seem to wear out here. As Sally resurfaced...

Imax and visuals give it a ..GO

By klparrish1
The first 30-40 minutes I was a lil restless. After that the story really began to evolve and take off. The visuals were truly outstanding and just beautiful scenery overall. As others have...

Overly Stylistic, Lacks Resolution

By pedsarq
"Oblivion" is high on concept and every aspect of the movie looks just great from a stylistic perspective. The interior design of the house, the space ships, the drones, and the guns look as if no...

Decent - Worth Going

By mauiwind
The film is quite engaging. I found the experience in IMAX to be a great escape. On casting Tom Cruise: He's the perfect casting for a character that really believes he's bigger than himself. In...

A good sci fi movie.

By Lordgin
Oblivion proved to be a very entertaining movie with some nice plot twists. The acting is strong and the story is engaging, though slow at times. The visuals are breathtaking and the special...


By Boobers4
Slow to start. Interesting concept with an Alfred Hitchcock turn of events. We thought it interesting but confusing in parts. We saw it in an IMAX so the scenes and action parts were really...

More Info

Rated PG-13 | For Brief Strong Language, Some Sensuality, Nudity and Sci-Fi Action Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 13+ Stylized sci-fi entertains; expect deaths, sexy stuff.
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