This film is a smart, well, thought out adaptation of “All You Need Is Kill” by Hiroshi Sakurazaka.
Emily Blunt is strong and mesmerizing as Sergeant Rita Vratski. Brendan Gleeson is strong as General Brigham. Bill Paxton is great as Master Sergeant Farrell (and has a mustache to boot.) Tom Cruise is very good as Master William Cage, captivating in each of his action scenes.
The beginning of the film before Cage starts repeating each day feels a bit long. The special effects are also a bit cheesy, however they are also very grand. Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt have wonderful chemistry. It is fantastic to see Emily in this role and expand her talent.