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When David Norris wants to change his future, Harry, the sympathetic Bureau representative is assigned to David's case. But it is up to Thompson, the head Bureau agent to resolve the Norris problem once and for all.
Thriller Romantic - Contrary to the advertising campaign, this is not an action thriller
but more of a romantic drama with some science fiction and thriller
elements. As such, this will have more female appeal than expected,
and perhaps more appeal to that audience than the typical younger
action crowd. Fans of stars Matt Damon and Emily Blunt will have
plenty to savor here. Language, sensuality, and violent content
make the film too
intense for young children.
PROFANITY: 2 F-words, 11 S-words, 1 GD, a few others. SEX/NUDITY: Brief sex without nudity. VIOLENCE: Punches, falls, and hits. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol. ACTION: Foot chases. COMEDY: Some comic banter.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good The Adjustment Bureau manages to be visually arresting without calling too much attention to itself. The production finds the right emotional pitch and maintains it.
Roger EbertFull Review Good 'The Adjustment Bureau' is a smart and good movie that could have been a great one if it had a little more daring.
USA TodayFull Review Above Average The Adjustment Bureau is compelling enough, a sort of Inception-lite, but the plot holes take it off course.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
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Based on a theater exit polling of 165 moviegoers:
TEENS:Great reviews from nearly all the teens. More than half absolutely loved "The Adjustment Bureau."
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Both the males and females rated this movie very high. Approximately two-thirds loved it with just a very small percentage rating it somewhat low.
ADULTS:These are great reviews from both males and females. Close to half loved it with most of the rest indicating they enjoyed it very much. A somewhat small percentage only rated it average but no one disliked it.
On the brink of winning a seat in the U.S. Senate, charismatic politician David Norris (Matt Damon) meets beautiful, contemporary ballet dancer Elise Sellas (Emily Blunt)—a woman unlike any he's ever known. But just as he realizes he's falling madly in love with her, strangers conspire to keep the two apart.
David learns he is up against Fate itself—the men of The Adjustment Bureau—who will do everything in their considerable power to prevent David and Elise from sharing their lives together. In the face of overwhelming odds, he must either let her go and accept his predetermined path…or risk everything to defy Fate and be with her.