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  • Summary: Based on a story by famed science fiction writer Philip K. Dick, Minority Report is and action-detective thriller set in Washington, D.C. in 2054, where police utilize a psychic technology to arrest and convict murderers before they commit their crime. (Fox/Dreamworks)
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  1. Positive: 34 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. This is the kind of pure entertainment that, in its fullness and generosity, feels almost classic.
  2. 100
    This film is such a virtuoso high-wire act, daring so much, achieving it with such grace and skill. Minority Report reminds us why we go to the movies in the first place.
  3. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    90
    Ferociously intense, furiously kinetic, it’s expressionist film noir science fiction that, like all good sci-fi, peers into the future to shed light on the present.
  4. 80
    The first 20 minutes are masterful, as Cruise hunts down a killer-to-be; the last 20 are mediocre, as screenwriters Scott Frank and Jon Cohen untangle the mystery they've grafted onto Dick's story. In between lies a conventional but expertly realized cop-on-the-run drama.
  5. Taut entertainment that juggles brainy ideas about perception, predetermination and free will - and drops things in a messy third act where the vintage noir gets bathed in a bit too much Spielbergian glow.
  6. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    70
    Whose idea was it to turn Minority Report into a mushy declaration of humanism? It ends up as less of a warning about an Orwellian police state than a protest that Pre-Cogs are people, too. It's Dick-less.
  7. Reviewed by: Frank Lovece
    40
    Give Steven Spielberg some dinosaurs or a cute, funny alien and he'll spin populist sci-fi till the Arcturan cows come home. Give him a philosophical story about technology changing what it means to live in this world and he'll craft a hodgepodge of shallow and unexplored ideas.

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  1. Positive: 87 out of 116
  2. Negative: 8 out of 116
  1. Mar 14, 2012
    10
    Again, it's one of those films that are perfect because the mix of action and storytelling just works. While being still another approach toAgain, it's one of those films that are perfect because the mix of action and storytelling just works. While being still another approach to time paradoxes, Spielberg's direction and the dark, original plot elevate Minority Report to something special. Expand
  2. Dec 10, 2011
    10
    Enjoyed every second of this movie it was great, spectacular, wonderful and most of all exciting a thriller you should definitely see youEnjoyed every second of this movie it was great, spectacular, wonderful and most of all exciting a thriller you should definitely see you could watch this movie a 100 times and you would still enjoy it Expand
  3. sLm
    Feb 9, 2013
    9
    It was very goodIt was very good Expand
  4. Dec 29, 2012
    8
    A well-made dystopian film about the role of police and public safety VS individual rights. The film has a unique look and the actionA well-made dystopian film about the role of police and public safety VS individual rights. The film has a unique look and the action sequences are tense with well paced plot points. Expand
  5. Nov 12, 2013
    8
    Minority Report exceeds in the majority.
    A breathtakingly genius concept of a future without crime that becomes overwhelmingly corrupt. Tom
    Minority Report exceeds in the majority.
    A breathtakingly genius concept of a future without crime that becomes overwhelmingly corrupt. Tom Cruise achieves massive success.
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  6. Jun 22, 2014
    7
    Overall, I definitely enjoyed this one. Tom Cruise does very well in this role and I also really enjoyed Colin Farrell here. The look and feelOverall, I definitely enjoyed this one. Tom Cruise does very well in this role and I also really enjoyed Colin Farrell here. The look and feel of the film is also really well done and the second half of the film is fantastic. In addition, the special effects are well done and the story, though slow forming, is very well put together and engrossing. However, on the negative side, the first half is iffy for me. As we are introduced to this futuristic world with no murders, the explanations and presentation of everything is spotty at best, leaving the viewer a tad confused and, at times, bored. However, once you finally wrap your head around everything, the film really takes off. I never really thought the "action" sequences were phenomenal, but otherwise, everything really began to click and the film had a very exciting and tense conclusion. Expand
  7. TommyR.
    Nov 4, 2006
    0
    The most boring film I have ever seen in my life.

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