War of the Worlds

2005 • 116 minutes
4.5
55 reviews
75%
Tomatometer
PG-13
Rating
Eligible
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An ordinary man has to protect his children against alien invaders in this science fiction thriller, freely adapted from the classic story by H.G. Wells. Ray Ferrier (Tom Cruise) is a dockworker living in New Jersey, divorced from his first wife Mary Ann (Miranda Otto) and estranged from his two children Rachel and Robbie (Dakota Fanning and Justin Chatwin), of whom he has custody on weekends. On one such visitation, looking after the kids becomes a little more difficult when, after a series of strange lighting storms hit his neighborhood, Ray discovers that a fleet of death-ray robotic spaceships have emerged nearby, part of the first wave of an all-out alien invasion of the Earth. Transporting his children from New York to Boston in an attempt to find safety at Mary Ann's parents' house, Ray must learn to become the protector and provider he never was in marriage. Also starring Tim Robbins, War of the Worlds was directed by Steven Spielberg, who had been planning the project for years, but set it aside until a wave of "alien invasion" films (led by Independence Day) had run its course.
4.5
55 reviews
jairtzinio ortiz
October 13, 2020
When I heard it was updated to 4k i jumped at the opportunity to buy it and after watching it i have to say it looks rather grainy. Almost like they just upscaled it but didn't clean it up.
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Tracy Williamson
June 11, 2022
Love the movie, director should have left the kids out if the script tho as they were annoying as hell,also,no one would be acting as stupid as those kids were in a situation like tht,tbh part of me kept saying throughout the movie...."leave then behind"
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marcellus ehlinger
June 9, 2022
Another Masterpiece from Stephens Spielberg. A must see, I thought I was transported into the movie. I mean I got teary-eyed when I thought the main characters were going to get killed. Note Read the book first.
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