Edge of Tomorrow Quotes: Imaginative and Quirky

(Total Quotes: 93)
MOVIE INFO.

Directed by: Doug Liman
Written by:
Christopher McQuarrie (screenplay)
Jez Butterworth (screenplay)
John-Henry Butterworth (screenplay)
Hiroshi Sakurazaka (novel “All You Need Is Kill”)
Starring:
Tom Cruise – Cage
Emily Blunt – Rita
Brendan Gleeson – General Brigham
Bill Paxton – Master Sergeant Farell
Jonas Armstrong – Skinner
Tony Way – Kimmel
Kick Gurry – Griff
Franz Drameh – Ford
Dragomir Mrsic – Kuntz
Charlotte Riley – Nance
Masayoshi Haneda – Takeda
Terence Maynard – Cruel Sergeant
Noah Taylor – Dr. Carter
Lara Pulver – Karen Lord
Madeleine Mantock – Julie

OUR REVIEW & RATING ★★★★☆

In many ways Edge of Tomorrow feels like a video game with the quotes being fast, exciting and witty. The plot of this intelligently written sci-fi centers on military officer, Bill Cage who is demoted into serving a combat mission to take down a hive-like alien race invasion. When Cage is killed within minutes by one of the aliens he wakes up again to find himself in a time loop forcing him to relive the day over and over again. However, once he makes contact with legendary soldier Rita Vrataski, under her tutelage Cage becomes smarter and hopefully closer to defeating the aliens and changing his fate.

The script is character driven laced with a sarcastic humor use of repetition which is what ultimately makes it so fresh and quirky. Cruise is brilliant as the cowardly soldier who is forced into finding a way out of his nightmarish time loop and Blunt is on strong form, comfortably believable as a warrior soldier and an equal match for Cruise which results in a strong chemistry between them. The narrative flows quickly with some fascinating twists to keep the audience engaged, however the film loses steam towards the third act where it becomes more generic and less inventive.

Verdict: Even though the story becomes less creative towards the end, Edge of Tomorrow is a supremely entertaining on every level, with an originality, ironic humor and an unexpected poignancy that all audiences can appreciate.

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[first lines; we see a montage of newsreels as earth is invaded by aliens]
Channel 2 News Anchor: I’m not sure if we’re even on the air. Uh…this is uh…a series of explosions…
[suddenly the building behind him explodes]
English New Reporter #1: This is a major incident. The emergency is a major incident…
English New Reporter #2: It does now appear to be a major attack…
CNN News Anchor: Since they landed outside Hamburg five years ago they have steadily advanced across Europe. We’ve suffered millions of casualties and yet…
BBC News Anchor: The evacuation of key government officials continuing…
BBC New Reporter #1: Nothing has been able to stop their advance…
BBC New Reporter #2: Human costs, the Europeans have paid the highest…
Sky News Anchor: They appear to mimic and even anticipate our actions…


 

[being interviewed on CNN]
General Brigham: We could not defeat them in France, we’ll be fighting them in the streets of London, then New York, then Tokyo. All of humanity is at stake.
[more newsreels showing allied armies winning against the aliens]
CNN News Anchor: After five years, we finally have a victory.
Sky News Reporter: These pictures are just in from Verdun.
CNN News Reporter: …and the quick coalition victory was how low casualties were…
BBC New Reporter: We have seen a stunning victory here today. The United Defense Force…
[we then see Major William Cage being interviewed]
BBC News Anchor: How do you convince people that this is a fight that can be won?
Cage: This is an alien invasion and a global war. With the new jack in technology and limited amount of training we’ve been able to create super soldiers. Look at Rita Vrataski, The Angel of Verdun.
CNN News Anchor: They’re calling her “The Angel of Verdun”.
[Rita becomes an instant icon and a recruiting boon for the human military with other military representatives repeating the same lines as Cage on other news channels]
Military Spokesperson 1: With the new jack in technology and limited amount of training Rita Vrataski was able to kill hundreds of Mimics…


 

[we see Cage being interviewed on CNN talking about Rita]
Cage: She was able to kill hundreds of Mimics on only her first day in combat, imagine any army of Rita Vrataski’s.
CNN News Anchor: We’re managing to hold them back at the English Channel, but for how long?
[we see more newsreel footage and reports]
New Reporter #1: It is a dangerous task and it’s easy to understand why people are so suspicious about this…
New Reporter #2: Over seventy nations are joining the United Defense Force which hopes to push them back once and for all.
Military Spokesperson 2: We’ve got it contained, and with this new technology we’re gonna defeat ’em.
[being interviewed on another news channel]
Cage: Operation Downfall is going to be the largest mechanized invasion in the history of mankind. We will be victorious. We fight, that’s what we do.


 

[Cage awakens from a doze on a helicopter trip to London, as they land he walks over to meet a UK military representative]
Cage: Major William Cage, United Stated military.
Julie: Welcome to London, Major.
[Cage is taken to meet with General Brigham at the United Defense Force headquarters]
Secretary – Iris: The General will see you now.
Cage: Thank you.
[Cage follows the secretary to meet with Brigham]
General Brigham: Operation Downfall, the entire might of the UDF invading from France, the Mediterranean, Scandinavia, relieving pressure in the Eastern front and allowing the Russians and Chinese to push the enemy back and we all meet in the middle, exterminating this Mimic scourge along the way. A lot of good soldiers are going to die tomorrow, Major, and when the smoke clears and the body bags start coming home people tend to look for someone to blame, someone like me. Ideally I’d prefer a different scenario.


 

[Brigham moves over to take a seat behind his desk]
General Brigham: Please.
[Cage takes the seat opposite]
Cage: A bestselling memoir perhaps? Maybe a career in politics? Off the top of my head I would go with the…”The Sense of Manifest Destiny”, “Rags to Riches: Rags Rise Through The Ranks, Born to Deliver”. You see people, well, they’d love that sort of thing.
General Brigham: You misunderstand, Major. I didn’t ask you here to sell me, I want you to sell the invasion.
Cage: Okay.
General Brigham: You ship out to the coast in one hour, your comrade is standing by. You’ll be on the beach with the first wave.
[Cage looks confused]
Cage: I’m sorry, the first wave, the beach? You mean, the front?
General Brigham: France. Satellite show minimum enemy movement down the coast, little resistance. It’d be exciting, something to tell your grandchildren.
Cage: Well, I appreciate the confidence, General. I do…I do this to avoid doing that.
[Cage laughs nervously]


 

Cage: I…I…I was an ROTC in college and war broke out, I lost my advertising firm and here I am. I do what I do, you…you do what you do, but I’m not a soldier really.
General Brigham: No, of course you’re not. That’s why I’m embedding you with several hundred thousand men and women who are.
Cage: Well it is an honor, General. I’m afraid I’m gonna have to decline. I can’t stand the sight of blood, not so much as a paper cut.
[Cage laughs and looks at Brigham who gives him a cold look]
Cage: Uh…but, uh…sitting here thinking about this, uh…a couple of names come to mind that I feel like I could recommend to you inste…
General Brigham: It’s not an offer, Major, it’s an order.
Cage: General, I’m an officer in the United States Military, you don’t even have that authority…
General Brigham: I’ve spoken to your C.O., you are now under my command. You will retain your present rank of course. My secretary has all the details.
[Cage looks stupefied]
General Brigham: Do a good job, Major. Good luck, you’re dismissed.


 

[as Cage turns to leave Brigham’s office he hesitates]
Cage: General, I just inspired millions of people to join your army, and when the body bags come home and they’re looking for someone to blame, how hard do you think it would be for me to convince people to blame you? I’d imagine a General would prefer to avoid that.
General Brigham: Are you blackmailing me, Major?
Cage: I would prefer not to be filming acts of heroism and valor on that beach tomorrow.
[Brigham gets up and walks over to Cage]
General Brigham: You won’t be.
Cage: I’m glad we could uh…work this out. Now, if you’ll excuse me, General, I…
[he turns to leave, stumbles into a chair then walks over to the door]
Cage: Thank you.
[as Cage leaves the office Brigham turns to one of his guards]
General Brigham: Arrest this man.
Cage: What?
[Brigham turns and walks back in his office, suddenly Cage makes a run for it, the guards rush after him and taser Cage]


 

[Cage wakes to find himself on a pile of duffel bags at Heathrow Airport]
Cruel Sergeant: On your feet, maggot!
[he kicks Cage and Cage stands to face him]
Cage: Now that’s no way to address an officer, Sergeant.
Cruel Sergeant: That’s how I address a slack-jawed recruit right before I bust his hole with my hand, maggot!
[he shoves a duffel back into Cage’s arms]
Master Sergeant Farell: Hold up there, Sergeant.edge-of-tomorrow-2
[Farell walks over to Cage]
Master Sergeant Farell: Can I help you, sir?
Cage: Where the hell am I, Sergeant?
Master Sergeant Farell: Falling Operating Base, Heathrow. You just came in with the fresh recruits.
Cage: Do I strike you as a fresh recruit?
Master Sergeant Farell: No, sir, you do not.
Cage: My name is Major William Cage, I’m an American officer…
Master Sergeant Farell: Officer? This is Processing. There’s no officers down here.


 

[to the other Sergeant]
Master Sergeant Farell: I got this, Sergeant.
[the Sergeant turns and leaves]
Master Sergeant Farell: How the hell did you end up in Processing? What was it? Poker night? Bachelor party?
Cage: If it’s all the same to you, Sergeant, I’d like to explain that to my Commanding Officer in Washington. So if you just take me to the phone…
Master Sergeant Farell: Haven’t you heard? We’re t-minusing our whole S.H. out, we’re fixing to invade France. This whole F.O.B is on lockdown, no calls, in or out.
Cage: You’re name’s Farell?
Master Sergeant Farell: That’s right. Master Sergeant Farell.
Cage: Master Sergeant Farell, you’re an American.
Master Sergeant Farell: No, sir. I’m from Kentucky.
Cage: Okay, well, look at me and look at where I am. I’ve been railroaded. It’s obvious, I don’t belong here. So please, Sergeant, there has to be a way I can make a phone call.
Master Sergeant Farell: I’ll get you sorted out, sir.
Cage: Thank you.
Master Sergeant Farell: Right this way.


 

[as Cage thinks Farell is taking him to make a phone call, he follows Farell]
Cage: Where are you from in Kentucky, Sergeant?
Master Sergeant Farell: Little town called Science Hill, heard of it?
Cage: I have now.
Master Sergeant Farell: How about you, where are you from?
Cage: Cranbury, New Jersey.
Master Sergeant Farell: They grow our cranberries there, do they?
Cage: Tomatoes, best I’ve ever had.
Master Sergeant Farell: Why do they called Cranbury then?
Cage: Why do they call it Science Hill?
Master Sergeant Farell: Never asked, don’t care.
[they stop, Farell smiles points to a military tent]
Master Sergeant Farell: After you.
[Cage looks around and realizes he’s been duped]
Cage: You’re not taking me to a phone, are you, Sergeant?
Master Sergeant Farell: No, I’m not. Seems about the only honest thing you’ve said to me so far is your name.
[Farell takes out a piece of paper and looks at it]
Master Sergeant Farell: Says here you’re a deserter. Says here you were caught impersonating an officer, it says here you’d likely try to make an outside call, even compromise security of this operation, anything to get out of combat duty tomorrow. But that’s not gonna happen, ever. Private Cage.


 

[Farell takes Cage to the soldier barracks]
Master Sergeant Farell: Rumor is a terrible thing, and not following these men we’ll all reach the same conclusion, that you’re a coward and a liar putting your life above theirs. The good news is there’s hope for your, Private. Hope in the form of glorious combat, battle is the great redeemer, the fiery crucible in which the only true heroes are forged. The one place where all men truly share the same rank, regardless of what kind of parasitic scum they were going in.
[he enters one of the barracks, the soldiers all quickly stand to attention]
Master Sergeant Farell: Squad, this here is Private Cage. Private Cage, J Squad.
[to Cage]
Griff: Isn’t that an Officer’s uniform?
Skinner: These sure ain’t officers cufflinks.
[Cage looks down his hands which are in handcuffs]
Master Sergeant Farell: I see everyone is having a productive morning. You know it gives me a swell of pride knowing soldiers of your…caliber will be leading the charge tomorrow. Tip of the spear. Edge of the knife. Crack of my ass.
[Farell walks around the room then pulls back the covers on one of the beds to reveal a cards and some money]
Nance: Oh, shit.


 

Master Sergeant Farell: Private Kimmel, what is my view of gambling in the barracks?
Kimmel: Dislike it, Sergeant Farell.
Master Sergeant Farell: Nance, why do I dislike it?
[Farell holds out the pack of cards]
Nance: Cause it maintains the notion that our fate is in hands other than our own.
[each soldier takes a card from the pack Farell holds out]
Master Sergeant Farell: And what is my definitive position on the concept of fate, chorus.
Squad: Through readiness and discipline we are masters of our fate.
[Cage watches as soldiers eat the cards they were gambling with, Farell walks over to Cage]
Master Sergeant Farell: You might call that notion ironic, but trust me, you’ll come around.


 

[Farell uncuffs Cage’s hands and turns to the squad]
Master Sergeant Farell: Private Cage is a deserter, I’m making you all personally responsible for his deliverance. He will be combat ready at 06:00 tomorrow.
Cage: Combat ready?edge-of-tomorrow-3
Master Sergeant Farell: Private Cage is under the delusion that he does not belong here, we must dissuade him of this delusion. If he tries to run, feel free dissuade him until he can’t piss standing up.
Cage: You have to listen to me, I will never be combat ready!
[Farell shoves Cage’s private boots and uniform into his gut, forcing him to take them]
Master Sergeant Farell: I envy you, Cage. Tomorrow morning you will be baptized, born again.
[Farell turns and starts to walk off]
Master Sergeant Farell: PT, ten minutes!
[as Farell leaves the rest of squad look at Cage with distrust]
Nance: You’re not in uniform…Private.


 

[the next morning the soldiers stand for attention as Farell addresses the squad]
Master Sergeant Farell: It’s a new day, people! Destiny calls. The world expects only one thing from us: that we will win!
[then everyone, including Cage, is fitted into a suit, Cage looks around nervously and watches as Skinner straps some explosives onto his suite]
Skinner: Come on! Come on, let’s have it!
[then we see Kimmel getting fitted into his suite naked]
Nance: Oh, for Christ’s sakes, Kimmel!
Kimmel: I gotta be free, man!
[Griff helps Cage into his suite]
Griff: Alright, man. Let’s get this show on the road, I gotta suite up.
Cage: What’s that noise? That… Listen, man, I’ve never been in one of these.
Griff: Yeah, well, I’ve never been with two girls at the same time before. But you can bet when that day comes, I’ll make it work.
[Griff goes to leave]
Cage: Uh…Kimmel?
Griff: It’s Griff.
Cage: Griff. Griff. Listen to me, think about this, man. I could hurt somebody.
Griff: Not with the safety on you won’t.
[Griff walks off]
Cage: What? Where is the safety?
Griff: Exactly!
[the others laugh]


 

[we see a suited up soldier walk over to Rita who is preparing herself for the battle]
Soldier #1: It’s time.
[Rita gets suited up including wearing a helmet, then as she walks out with her squad a soldier walks over to her]
Soldier #2: Bloody hell! It’s the full metal…
[suddenly she punches the soldier in his stomach, then we see Farell, Cage and the rest of the J Squad making their way to the aircrafts]
Master Sergeant Farell: Griff!
Griff: Serge?
Master Sergeant Farell: Take care of Private Cage?
Griff: What, all day?
Master Sergeant Farell: Something tells me he won’t be needing it that long.


 

[as the J Squad make their way to their aircraft Cage looks around him like a nervous wreck and decides to make a run for it]
Skinner: Griff, Cage!
[Griff and Skinner stop Cage, then on the aircraft Farell addresses the squad as they head towards the French Coast]
Master Sergeant Farell: We lost Germany, we lost France. If we lose today we won’t get to fight in battle. Now I know the pressure on you is enormous. Two minutes to drop, it’s alright to be scared. Remember, there’s no courage without fear.
[we see Cage with his eyes closed, sweating buckets and looking like a nervous wreck]
Skinner: Oy! Oy, mate! I think there’s something wrong with your suite! Yeah! There’s a dead guy in it.
[everyone laughs]
Ford: Hey, watch your back out there, sir.
Nance: No one else will.
[they all laugh again]
Master Sergeant Farell: One minute! One minute to drop!


 

[Cage turns his head to the soldier next to him]
Cage: Hey! Hey!
Kimmel: What?
Cage: How do I turn the safety off of my weapon?
[at the same time a loud alarm goes off]
Kimmel: What?
Cage: How do I turn the safety off…
[suddenly the bottom of the aircraft starts to open]
Cage: Oh, my God!
Master Sergeant Farell: Everyone, thirty seconds to drop! On my mark, standby to deploy! Activate drop ride! Remember…
[just then the back of their aircraft explodes]
Master Sergeant Farell: Drop! Drop!
[the squad starts dropping out of the plane one by one]
Master Sergeant Farell: Drop! Go! Let’s go! Drop! Drop!
[Cage watches everyone drop and remains the last one]
Master Sergeant Farell: Cage, drop or die!
[Farell drops and Cage still reluctant to drop has no choice but to drop, as he does he clumsily lands on the shore of the French Coast with the other soldiers]


 

[as everything around him is exploding, Cage looks around and sees Kimmel in the distance]
Kimmel: Yeah! Wooh-hoo! We made it! Thank God, we made it! Yeah…!edge-of-tomorrow-4
[suddenly one of the aircrafts drops onto Kimmel killing him instantly, Cage walks across the shore along with the other soldier as the Mimics fire at them, he watches soldiers being killed, an explosion from an aircraft landing nearby makes Cage fall, he watches as Rita and her team get out of the aircraft and start battling it out with the Mimics, then after she kills one Mimic she notices Cage, they stare at each other for a second when suddenly a Mimic kills Rita and her body lands next to Cage]
Cage: What the…?!
[Cage gets up and starts walking off when he runs into Farell]
Master Sergeant Farell: Now then, Cage! You’re going the wrong way! You’re gonna miss your moment!
[he turns Cage around and pushes him]


 

[as watches the Mimics slaughtering them]
Griff: What the hell? They’re not supposed to know we’re even coming.
Ford: It’s a slaughter house, man! It’s a slaughter house!
Skinner: Pull yourself together, Ford!
Master Sergeant Farell: On your feet, people! Get in line! Nance, get me a signal out!
Cage: Safety? My safety?
Master Sergeant Farell: Griff, Ford, go to the front!
[to Griff and Ford as they walk past him]
Cage: My safety? My safety? How do I get my safety…?
[suddenly there’s an explosion nearby]
Master Sergeant Farell: I’m waiting, Nance!
Nance: I got traces! Five hundred meters and they’re coming in fast!
Master Sergeant Farell: Son of a bitch.
[Farell turns and pushes Cage away]
Master Sergeant Farell: Out of the way!


 

[looking ahead as Mimics land on the shore]
Master Sergeant Farell: Here they come. Mean as hell and filthy as grass. Wait till the other ride’s on us! Few more seconds!
[as Cage is frantically trying to figure out how to get the safety off his weapon he notices movement under the ground and sees a Mimic comes out]
Cage: Hey! Hey!
[the Mimic starts slaughtering them all then Cage finally manages to get the safety off his weapon and shoots down the Mimic before it kills him, then as he’s laughing to himself another giant blue Mimic appears, just as the Mimic is about to jump on Cage, he grabs a claymore mine and the blast kills them both with the Mimic’s blood dousing him]


 

[as Cage dies from the mine blast he suddenly wakes up yelling in panic at Heathrow he notices he’s in the same position he was the previous morning, lying on top of the duffel bags with his hands cuffed]
Cruel Sergeant: On your feet, maggot!
[Cage gets up and looks at the Sergeant in confusion]
Cruel Sergeant: Get in line before I bust your hole with my boot heel, maggot!
[he hands Cage a folded military uniform and boots]
Master Sergeant Farell: Hold up there, Sergeant.
[Cage watches in shock and confusion as Farell walk over to him]
Master Sergeant Farell: Can I help you, sir?
Cage: Sergeant Farell…
Master Sergeant Farell: That is my name.
[Cage looks around him in confusion]
Master Sergeant Farell: I think I get it. What was it? Poker night? Bachelor party?
Cage: I’m not sure.
Master Sergeant Farell: It happens. I’ll get you sorted out, sir. Let me take those for you.
[Farell goes to grab the military clothes from Cage’s hands but Cage pulls back]
Cage: What…what day is it?
Master Sergeant Farell: For you…
[he takes out a piece of paper from his pocket]
Master Sergeant Farell: Judgment day.


 

[Farell takes Cage to the barracks]
Master Sergeant Farell: The good news is there’s hope for your, Private. Hope in the form of glorious combat, battle is the great redeemer, the fiery crucible in which the only true heroes are forged…
Cage: …in which the only true heroes are forged.
Master Sergeant Farell: Did you just interrupt me, Private?
Cage: Sergeant, you’re…you’re not gonna believe what I’m about to tell you.
Master Sergeant Farell: No, I’m not. Now, where was I?
Cage: The fiery crucible.
Master Sergeant Farell: The fiery crucible in which the only true heroes are forged.
[Farell continues to walk on]
Master Sergeant Farell: The one place where all men truly share the same rank, regardless of what kind of parasitic scum they were going in.


 

[Farell enters the J squad barracks]
Master Sergeant Farell: Squad, this here is Private Cage. Private Cage, J Squad.
Griff: Isn’t that an Officers uniform?
Skinner: These sure ain’t officers cufflinks.
[Cage looks around as he realizes he’s hearing the same conversation as the previous morning]
Master Sergeant Farell: You know it gives me a swell of pride knowing soldiers of your caliber will be leading the charge tomorrow. Tip of the spear. Edge of the knife. Crack of my ass.
[as the previous day Farell discovers their playing cards under one of the bed covers]
Master Sergeant Farell: Private Kimmel, what is my view of gambling in the barracks?
Kimmel: Dislike it, Sergeant Farell.
Master Sergeant Farell: Nance, why do I dislike it?
[Farell holds out the pack of cards]
Nance: Cause it maintains the notion that our fate is in hands other than our own.
[Cage watches as Nance takes one of the cards]
Master Sergeant Farell: And what is my definitive position on the concept of fate, chorus.
[Cage says the words quietly under his breath as the others say it out loud]
Cage: Through readiness and discipline we are masters of our fate.
[Farell walks over to Cage]
Master Sergeant Farell: You might call that notion ironic, but trust me, you’ll come around.

 


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