Some jottings about the news
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Not a Tom Cruise fan, but it was a good movie.
I think it's a matter of expectation management. It was promoted as the greatest thing since sliced bread -- all-star cast, Oscar vehicle -- and, if I remember correctly, it was supposed to be sort of a comeback for Cruise. It was his first non-sequel blockbuster first-billing movie since 2005, the year he jumped on Oprah's couch. Then the critics saw it and it was solid, but not amazing, and so they said it wasn't good.