By Owen Gleiberman
Updated March 17, 2020 at 03:09 AM EDT
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  • Movie

Steven Spielberg’s playfully spectacular alien disaster film never takes itself too seriously, yet it’s crafted with sinister technological grandeur — a true popcorn apocalypse. Tom Cruise is just credible enough as a deadbeat dad in this post-9/11 vision of world destruction as something uncanny yet imminent, happening right before your eyes.

War of the Worlds

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  • Movie
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  • PG-13
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  • 117 minutes
director
  • Steven Spielberg

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