A Brave New 'War of the Worlds' 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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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'

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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.

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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