Deja Vu

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  • Summary: Everyone has experienced the unsettling mystery of deja vu, but what if the feelings were actually warnings sent from the past or clues to the future? It is deja vu that unexpectedly guides ATF agent Doug Carlin (Washington) through an investigation into a shattering crime. Called in toEveryone has experienced the unsettling mystery of deja vu, but what if the feelings were actually warnings sent from the past or clues to the future? It is deja vu that unexpectedly guides ATF agent Doug Carlin (Washington) through an investigation into a shattering crime. Called in to recover evidence after a bomb sets off a cataclysmic explosion on a New Orleans Ferry, Carlin is about to discover that what most people believe "is only in their heads" is actually something far more powerful - and will lead him on a mind-bending race to save hundreds of innocent people. (Touchstone Pictures) Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 32
  2. Negative: 2 out of 32
  1. It's an ingratiating star vehicle and elegant entertainment.
  2. This seemingly simple thriller has two subtexts, one more overt than the other, that should give pause to people who claim Hollywood is always too left-wing.
  3. 75
    Denzel Washington plays Denzel Washington, good cop. This isn't a great performance, but Washington wasn't brought in to show off his acting chops.
  4. Déjà Vu has enough style and forward (or is it backward) momentum to viewers aroused. It's only after you leave the theatre that your head starts to throb.
  5. 58
    Rarely have Bruckheimer and Scott been so upfront about insulting people's intelligence.
  6. It takes chutzpah to title this movie Déjà Vu; every scene in it rings a bell. Certainly, I had just seen the same affable-righteous performance from Washington in Spike Lee's "Inside Man."
  7. After 9/11, few of us look at terrorist acts casually. It's insulting to watch this grandiloquent pornography, using shock value and Hollywood cliche to evoke poignancy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 74
  2. Negative: 27 out of 74
  1. R.Lopez
    Feb 4, 2009
    10
    another clique Sci-Fi thriller. Well your wrong Deja Vu is anything but clique it's an amazingly unique action thriller that you can another clique Sci-Fi thriller. Well your wrong Deja Vu is anything but clique it's an amazingly unique action thriller that you can watch over and over again and love every minute. Deja Vu stars Denzel Washington as Doug Carlin an ATF agent who is investigating a terrorist bombing of a ferry in New Orleans, as he digs deeper into the crime he realizes that he's done this before, and that to prevent the ferry bombing from happening he has to travel back to the past to prevent this event from happening. Denzel Washington delivers one of the best performances of his career as a man who has to repeat an event. Deja Vu is an intense, mind blowing and intriguing Sci-Fi film that will blow your mind. I very,Very highly recommended this amazing film. Expand
  2. MikeC.
    Nov 28, 2006
    9
    Fabulous movie. Bring your imagination - but it's not as preposterous as some might think. (Who knows what the possibilities are over Fabulous movie. Bring your imagination - but it's not as preposterous as some might think. (Who knows what the possibilities are over the next 10 years?) Well-acted. Caviezel makes a great evil adversary. Enjoyed every minute. Expand
  3. FelixJ.
    Dec 8, 2007
    9
    The beginning is pretty slow but after the laser pointer thing it gets really sweet. I love hollywood stuff! And Denzel.
  4. HariS.
    Feb 21, 2007
    6
    Taking out the absurdly and illogical end, this film is amazing, with a very interesting idea and one of most original car-chasing sequences Taking out the absurdly and illogical end, this film is amazing, with a very interesting idea and one of most original car-chasing sequences in the movie history. Expand
  5. ChristopherJ.
    Jun 3, 2007
    4
    This film was ok, except that the end was a little unclear, and also the scientists are too easily influenced by the ATF agent. So if you This film was ok, except that the end was a little unclear, and also the scientists are too easily influenced by the ATF agent. So if you really like "Hollywood reality", then this film will not disappoint you. If you like to watch sophisticated human dramas, this isn't for you. Collapse
  6. Fantasy
    Nov 22, 2006
    0
    I find it difficult to believe that Denzel Washington an Academy Award winner would sign off on this lame production. If this were a free I find it difficult to believe that Denzel Washington an Academy Award winner would sign off on this lame production. If this were a free made for TV movie you would change the channel. It is too bad to be believed. No chemistry, no plot and no dialogue. Idiotic. Expand
  7. TC
    Jan 15, 2008
    0
    One of the worst film I've ever seen. Totally far-fetched with lots of stupid lines. Denzel Washington is just able to smile to make One of the worst film I've ever seen. Totally far-fetched with lots of stupid lines. Denzel Washington is just able to smile to make believe he is the good one but his smiles are just fake. Val Kilmer on the other hand is totally unexpressive and just on the movie to get the money. Maybe he knew that the movie was going to be pure shit. Expand

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