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Blaine’s Box Office: Tom vs Tom

Tom Hanks and Tom Cruise both have movies out this week. So, who wins in a head-to-head matchup between the Toms?

First, Tom Hanks in Inferno. The legendary Tom Hanks. The Tom Hanks who can do no wrong. Well, almost no wrong.

Let me save you the trouble. The book this movie is based on is pretty bad. The film itself is worse. Somehow, it manages to be both boring AND convoluted.

Next, Tom Cruise reprises his role as Jack Reacher and dear god we wish he hadn't. The Reacher character is supposed to come across as mysterious and elusive. Instead, he's very one dimensional. That's saying something, considering Cruise's talent. The action in this movie is the only thing that saves it from being a snooze-fest.

It was a squeaker, but in the end, Tom Cruise barely beats Tom Hanks in the Battle of the Toms.