A Brave New 'War of the Worlds'

Tom Cruise and Tim Robbins, holding a shotgun, in 'War of the Worlds'

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

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.

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