Oblivion (2013)

Starring: Tom Cruise, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Morgan Freeman, Melissa Leo Directed by: Joseph Kosinski PG-13. 125 mins Heavy on exposition and light on creativity, this is a well-acted but entirely derivative blockbuster. The director of Tron: Legacy brings us into Earth 2077: Jack Harper (Cruise) serves as a security repairmen stationed on an evacuated Earth….

Collateral (2004)

Starring: Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Mark Ruffalo, Bruce McGill Directed by: Michael Mann R. 120 mins A dense noir-thriller that benefits from two strong leads and even stronger direction. Jamie Foxx plays Max, a cabbie who hopes to open his own limo company someday. After picking up a beautiful young attorney and even…

Minority Report (2002)

Starring: Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Max von Sydow, Lois Smith, Peter Stormare, Tim Blake Nelson, Kathryn Morris, Neal McDonough, Steve Harris Directed by: Steven Spielberg R. 144 mins A fantastically futuristic noir thriller based on the short story by sci-fi legend, Philip K. Dick. Tom Cruise plays John Anderton, a D.C. detective living…

Vanilla Sky (2001)

Starring: Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Kurt Russell, Jason Lee, Noah Taylor Directed by: Cameron Crowe R. 134 mins This remake of Spain’s Open Your Eyes is an overly ambitious mishmash of genres that looks great but upon further inspection, appears quite hollow. Tom Cruise as the wealthy womanizer David Ames, a man who…

Jerry Maguire (1996)

Starring: Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., Renée Zellweger, Kelly Preston, Jay Mohr, Jerry O’Connell Directed by: Cameron Crowe R. 138 mins An intelligent sports film with a heart. Cruise plays Jerry Maguire, a charismatic sports agent who realizes that there is something wrong with the way people in his field conduct business and he vows to…