Edge of Tomorrow

Synopsis: An alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop-forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again...and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). And, as Cage and Vrataski take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy!
Director(s): Doug Liman
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  11 wins & 37 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
113 min

Satellites show minimal enemy

movement on the coast.

Little resistance.

A little excitement, something

to tell your grandchildren.

While I appreciate the

confidence, general...

I do this to avoid doing that.


I was in ROTC in college.

The war broke out,

I lost my advertising firm...

and here I am.

You know, I do what I do,

and you do what you do.


I'm not a soldier, really.

No, of course you're not.

I'm embedding you with several

hundred thousand who are.

While it is an honor, I'm afraid

I'm gonna have to decline.

Can't stand the sight of blood.

Not so much as a paper cut.


Uh, but, uh...

sitting here thinking about this...

a couple of names come to mind...

that I feel I could

recommend to you.

It's not an offer,

major. It's an order.

General, I am an officer in

the United States military.

- You don't even have the authority.

- I have spoken to your CO.

You are now under my command.

You will retain your

present rank of course.

My secretary has all the details.

Do a good job, major.

Good luck. You are dismissed.


I just inspired millions of

people to join your army.

And when the body bags come

home and they're looking...

for someone to blame, how hard

do you think it would be...

for me to convince

people to blame you?

I'd imagine the general

would prefer to avoid that.

Are you blackmailing me, major?

I would prefer...

not to be filming acts of heroism

and valor on that beach tomorrow.

You won't be.

I'm glad we could,

uh, work this out.

Now if you'll excuse me,

general. I...

Thank you.


Arrest this man.


Hey! Hey!

Stop right there!

Hey! Stop!

Get out of the way!

Out of the way!

Hold it!

MAN 1:
Left flank, march!

MAN 2:
Forward, march!

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Christopher McQuarrie

Christopher McQuarrie (1968) is an American screenwriter, director and producer. A regular collaborator of director Bryan Singer, he co-wrote the screenplay of Singer's Public Access, wrote the screenplay for The Usual Suspects, co-wrote and produced Valkyrie and co-wrote Jack the Giant Slayer and Edge of Tomorrow. more…

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