By Bob Gibbons
Here is a quote from this film, spoken by Tom Cruise’s character, Jack Harper. It gives you an idea of what we’re dealing with: “If we have souls, they're made of the love we share. Undimmed by time, unbound by death.” Does that sound like something Tom Cruise could credibly say? Hard to believe anyone really writes – or talks – like this, but the real point here is this: In one more way, playing one more heroic character, Tom Cruise again saves our world. At times, this film feels like a kind of Top Gun for the future, without good music, warmth, or imagination. What we have instead are lots of close-us of Tom Cruise acting every which way but convincing. This is one to skip.