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It is the nation’s most advanced crime force, a perfect system. And no one works harder for Pre-Crime than its top man, Chief John Anderton. As the head of the unit, Anderton is the first to see the images as they flow from the liquid suspension chamber where the Pre-Cogs dream of murder. This time, the killer’s identity is clear – John Anderton will murder a total stranger in less than 36 hours.
Sci-Fi Thriller - A fairly quick paced and sometimes suspenseful story of a framed man
searching for the truth. There's quite a bit story between the
action scenes, but I believe most action fans will not be
disappointed. While the idea of having the ability to stop crimes
before they happen is very far-fetched, it's done in a matter that,
to me at least, made it quite believable. This is obviously a very
wild story that will likely only appeal to those with an open mind
for this sort of thing.
PROFANITY: 1 F-word, 10 S-words, a few milder ones. SEX/NUDITY: One quick scene of a couple having sex. No nudity. VIOLENCE: Some shootings and beatings. Nothing graphic. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some drug use by the main character to forget his troubles. ACTION: There are some outstanding chase scenes. COMEDY: Quite a bit of humor for this type of movie.
The above rating is an average of the critic reviews below.
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Review Good "The late Stanley Kubrick, whose spirit has led a restless
Steven Spielberg in midlife to rewardingly dark, hard crannies of dystopia and
art, presides over the elusive futuristic thriller Minority Report like a
ghostly, unpaid technical adviser.''
James Berardinelli, Internet Critic
Review Excellent "Those in the mood for the action and adrenaline rush of
a typical summer blockbuster will find something to their taste here. Yet there
are richer rewards for viewers who are willing to engage their brains. Anyone
who wants to think through the mysteries and paradoxes presented herein will
discover a multi-course cinematic buffet that can keep the gray matter occupied
for days to come.''
Review Excellent "At a time when movies think they have to choose between
action and ideas, Steven Spielberg's "Minority Report" is a triumph--a
film that works on our minds and our emotions. It is a thriller and a human
story, a movie of ideas that's also a whodunit. Here is a master filmmaker at
the top of his form, working with a star, Tom Cruise, who generates complex
human feelings even while playing an action hero.''
Review Excellent "Scott Frank and Jon Cohen contribute to a breathless
140-minute pace with a no-flab script packed with all kinds of surprises. Humor
constantly materializes in the strangest contexts, including some of the
funniest product placement scenes ever. It's hard to imagine wanting anything
more — even from a Cruise-Spielberg matchup.''
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
These opinions are quite good, but lower than I predicted. I'm really surprised to see the somewhat high number of opinions below "Very Good." I didn't think there would be many at all.
From the negative comments given, it appears the lower opinions were due to the movie being "too long," "hard to follow," "too creepy/weird" and several didn't like the ending. It sounds like these negative comments may have come from those who don't like sci-fi movies.
If you're a sci-fi fan, I would say your chances of enjoying "Minority Report" are very high. If you're not a fan, I still believe MOST of you will enjoy it, at least to some degree, but I would suggest that you read everything we offer for this movie before deciding to see it.
Cinema Review Opinion: (before moviegoer opinions are collected)
A very entertaining futuristic thriller. It's thought provoking, intelligent, suspenseful and exciting. This is one movie where the critics are correct.
I predict it will receive very high opinions. Most will likely be in the "Excellent" to "Fantastic" range. There may a few low opinions from those expecting more action, because this is not an action film. There is some great action, but there isn't a lot of it.
It is the nation's most advanced
crime force, a perfect system. And no one works harder for Pre-Crime than its
top man, Chief John Anderton (Tom Cruise). Destroyed by a tragic loss, Anderton
has thrown all of his passion into a system that could potentially spare
thousands of people from the tragedy he lived through. Six years later, the
coming vote to take it national has only fueled his conviction that Pre-Crime
Anderton has no reason to doubt it ...
until he becomes its #1 suspect.
As the head of the unit, Anderton is
the first to see the images as they flow from the liquid suspension chamber
where the Pre-Cogs dream of murder. The scene is unfamiliar, the faces unknown
to him, but this time, the killer's identity is clear – John Anderton will
murder a total stranger in less than 36 hours.
Now, with his own unit tracking his
every move, led by his rival, Danny Witwer (Colin Farrell), Anderton must go
below the radar of the state-of-the-art automated city, where every step you
take is monitored, every car you drive can be controlled by someone else, and
your own eyes tell the world who you are, what you want and where you're
going. Because you can't hide, everybody runs.
With no way to defend himself against
the charge of Pre-Crime, John must trace the roots of what brought him here, and
uncover the truth behind the question he has spent the past six years working to
eliminate: Is it possible for the Pre-Cogs to be wrong?