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At Theaters: 4/27/2007 On Video: 9/25/2007
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 36 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 499911
Studio: Paramount Pictures Corp.
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Las Vegas showroom magician Cris Johnson has a secret which is a gift and a curse which torments him: he can see a few minutes into the future. Sick of the examinations he underwent as a child and the interest of the government and medical establishment in his power, he lies low under an assumed name in Vegas, performing cheap tricks and living off small-time gambling “winnings.” But when a terrorist group threatens to detonate a nuclear device in Los Angeles, government agent Callie Ferris must use all her wiles to capture Cris and convince him to help her stop the cataclysm.
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Sci-Fi Thriller - This is a science fiction thriller with a twist ending. While there is a bit of action, star Nicolas Cage isn't the main action hero but co-star Julianne Moore. Fans of any of the three main stars--Cage, Moore, and Jessica Biel--won't be disappointed by their screen time.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Nicolas Cage GHOST RIDER, THE WICKER MAN, WORLD TRADE CENTER
Julianne Moore CHILDREN OF MEN, TRUST THE MAN, FREEDOMLAND
Jessica Biel I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK AND LARRY
Thomas Kretschmann KING KONG, RESIDENT EVIL: APOCALYPSE, THE PIANIST
Tory Kittles GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN'
Peter Falk UNDISPUTED
Director: Lee Tamahori XXX: STATE OF THE UNION, DIE ANOTHER DAY
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Production Notes Heading
The Making Of "Next"
Shaking Up The Action On Location
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 7 S-words, 1 GD, a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Shootings and fights; minimal blood.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and tobacco.
ACTION: Chases, shootouts, fights, explosions.
COMEDY: Some comic dialogue and situations.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Above Average This isn't a bad movie; it's watchable but the direction in which the filmmakers choose to take it results in a vague sense of dissatisfaction.

USA Today Full Review
Below Average If a movie requires strict adherence to numbers, take those 10 bills you'd blow on a ticket and tuck them back in your wallet.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 109 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
3
High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
11
High
91%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
9
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
8
Very High
100%
30+Adults (M)
40
High
88%
30+Adults (F)
38
Fairly High
89%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 109 moviegoers:
TEENS:Only three males and they loved "Next." Approximately, three-quarters of the ladies enjoyed this movie very much. A couple thought it was OK and one disliked it. Easily recommended.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Virtually everyone, both male and female, truly enjoyed "Next." Highly Recommended!
ADULTS:The males and females rated it about the same. Unfortunately, only a little better than half truly enjoyed "Next," rating it "Very Good," or higher. Most of the remaining opinions indicate an average to below average movie. There are a little more of these somewhat lower opinions than I like to see so I will urge caution and maybe a matinee. I believe most of you will enjoy "Next," at least to some degree, but quite a few may be somewhat disappointed.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Cris Johnson (Nicolas Cage) can see a few minutes into the future, an extrasensory talent that comes in handy for his job as a magician and mentalist in a seedy Vegas club where he performs nightly. It also has its uses at the blackjack tables when Cris needs some extra cash.

But his talent is no mere parlor trick, and his dexterity with the portals of time has not gone totally unnoticed. Vegas security guards are watching through their all-seeing casino floor cameras, eager to decipher his knack for consistently beating the odds. And FBI counter-terror agent Callie Ferris (Julianne Moore) is eager to tap his brain to help thwart a terrorist group's planned attack on Los Angeles with a weapon of mass destruction.

With the nuclear time bomb ticking, Cris Johnson could be key in averting a nuclear holocaust. If he doesn't use his powers to back-channel through the right portals and change the present, his future – and the future of hundreds of thousands– could be a thing of the past.

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