War of the Worlds (2005)

2005 • 116 minutes
4.2
2.73K reviews
75%
Tomatometer
PG-13
Rating
Eligible
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About this movie

A contemporary retelling of H.G.Wells' classic, the sci-fi thriller reveals the extraordinary battle for the future of humankind through the eyes of one American family. Fleeing from an extraterrestrial army of killer Tripods that annihilate everything in their path, Ray Ferrier (Cruise) races to keep his family safe.
Rating
PG-13
4.2
2.73K reviews
Mike Young
August 25, 2013
The first half is great. Very moody and scary but then it loses it's way. Overall it's a good movie (with the usual great effects), decent acting but a poor script and after a great start it flounders badly. It's worth a rent but on the small screen you will lose some of it's impact but I see no reason to buy it (if it's on GP ..not sure if it is) on dvd unless you are a big TC fan or a big fan of the story. The beginning is probably worth it but just don't expect too much after that.
7 people found this review helpful
Austin Gh AustinGh
October 9, 2015
It is so good . Steven Spielberg did a great job on this movie . It is the kind of movie were you really want to find out the ending . You might also learn some lessons like, just because you love your child, doesn't mean you can't let him follow his dreams . Wow ! Tom Cruise and the girl Rachel did a great job on acting . Amazing how technology can make things look so realistic . It even says in the Catholic bible,"The end of the world will start from the sky ".
Jo W
April 6, 2020
I loved this movie, watched it numerous times. Cruise plays the unresponsible divorsed father that can't be counted on as a grown up that has his children when the planet is attacked from the inside out. Would love to have seen a part 2, could go anywhere with ideas, like the aliens regrouped in Antarctica after 10 years or so they battle it out again only diferent.