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A Brave New 'War of the Worlds'

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A Brave New 'War of the Worlds'

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A Brave New 'War of the Worlds'

A Brave New 'War of the Worlds'

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A scene in which Tom Cruise, foreground, and Tim Robbins struggle silently for control of a shotgun is an emotional watershed, David Edelstein says. hide caption

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Film critic David Edelstein reviews War of the Worlds, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Cruise. Edelstein calls the movie "a masterpiece," combining momentous special effects with a subtle depiction of the human struggle.