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Yeah, Masterpiece Is Not An Exaggeration Here
on January 18, 2015
Forget any baggage you might have about either Tom Cruise or Steven Spielberg, both are capable of superb work and this movie is proof. The film is just chock full of high adventure, real suspense and plot twists worthy of Hitchcock. I don't know what Phillip K Dick story this came from, but I'd bet even if it isn't quite faithful to the original work, it's faithful to the author's intentions, because it makes you think deeply, even invites true philosophical contemplation, which is something old Uncle Phillip was always about.
Again, I can't say enough about the action. You can tell that Steven Spielberg is really in tune with two things: the entire history of action in films, from the subtlest intrigue to the grandest high adventure; and second he's in tune with what contemporary film is capable of, not only in terms of special effects. And he's just damn good at science fiction, too. By the end of the film you've absorbed a whole new fascinating reality, and you feel like it could all come true!
I waited more than a decade to watch this movie; big mistake! Can't recommend enough!