Anthony Lane: “The Cruise fan base has been shaken by a number of public pronouncements, although some of us have merely been confirmed in our original suspicions that there was something about this actor that was not quite of this earth. The stiff-necked jerk of his motions; the grit of his bared teeth; the eyes switched to perennial full beam but never quite blinking, even during tears; his ability to remain totally upright when sprinting, as if carrying an invisible egg and spoon—what are these, if not the techniques of an alien life force who has just graduated summa cum laude in advanced human behavior?”
[RELATED: A disturbing Time article written by Tom Cruise about J.J. Abrams: “He delivers what could be called the Lay’s of yarns: you can’t watch just one. I watched all of Alias’ first season in two days, pushing all aside to the near destruction of my personal and business life.”]
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