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  • Summary: In this eerie, time-bending, emotionally charged thriller, Sandra Bullock stars as a wife in a furious race against time and fate. (Sony Pictures)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 30
  2. Negative: 13 out of 30
  1. 63
    The star and the more overwrought aspects of the plot are mainstream but the philosophical implications will not appeal to those who prefer easily digestible cinematic portions. It's also true that the more deeply one considers the movie's themes and structure, the less sense it makes.
  2. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    50
    Premonition is both dreary and absurd, suffering from a lack of intrinsic logic and terrible pacing, a one-two punch that kills off any chance of entertainment value.
  3. 50
    Premonition is actually more daring than you might expect. Not bold enough to be memorable, maybe, but just enough to keep you from falling asleep in front of the TV.
  4. Reviewed by: Nathan Lee
    40
    Had the film maintained a tone of kooky, Kafkaesque tragicomedy, narrowing in on Linda's wacko wrestling match with the laws of physics, we might really have had something here.
  5. 38
    When you awake, it may all seem like a bad dream - but why is your wallet missing $11? Scary.
  6. 30
    Although Premonition is not a frightening movie, it is aimed squarely at an audience of frightened souls.
  7. Pay real money to see this feeble fiasco only if you're in the mood for "Groundhog Day" without the laughs.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 36
  2. Negative: 14 out of 36
  1. [Anonymous]
    Nov 24, 2007
    10
    Just another example on how the critics are out of touch and got it wrong....its hard to believe that they watch the same movies as i do......this was an amazing movie, and i could care less what the snobbish "professional" critics say. Expand
  2. DavinT.
    Mar 23, 2007
    9
    In spite of inconsistencies of the plot, it packed a psychological punch --- and was effective overall.
  3. JoeT.
    Jul 18, 2007
    8
    I'm surprised by all the bad reviews. Any mention of the Final Destinations or Butterfly Effect does the film a grave disservice. There's a touching grace to how the story unfolds. Yes, there are some plot inconsistencies, but the film carries it through with genuine heart (all too rare for cookie-cutter Hollywood). Expand
  4. SteveK
    Oct 16, 2007
    5
    Not horrible, not great... one thing is for sure.. this movie is frustrating as hell. There are so many holes in how the hole "time travel" thing works that it is a huge impediment to enjoying the movie. I can't count the number of times I said, "That doesn't make any sense". I genuinely wanted to know what happens at the end, but by the time we get there, I was so angy by the contrived, ridiculous ending that defies all logic. I hate when movies manipulate you and have characters that do things that no one with a brain would EVER do just to further their plot. I give it a 5 because it kept my attention till the end, and overall it is well made and shot, with a somewhat poignant and well-meaning epilogue. However, what should have been very touching is robbed of warm feelings, because I was so frustrated by this movie. It helps that I didn't pay any money to see it, otherwise, I probably would have rated it lower. Expand
  5. MichaelC.
    Mar 20, 2007
    3
    Is he alive? Is he dead? Who cares? By the time the movie was over, all I wanted was an end to my own suffering.
  6. KevinC
    Jul 21, 2007
    1
    The plot wasn't that hard to follow, the movie would actually be better if it wasn't easy to follow since the obvious huge plot holes are really what makes the movie stink. Whoever directed/wrote this trash should give everyone who watched it a full refund. I don't want to post spoilers, but put it this way. If the writer wanted to be so lazy, they shouldn't have opened up a can of worms involving time travel. Expand
  7. JakeA.
    Mar 18, 2007
    0
    Boring and pointless on top of morally ambigous. What was the point. Faith, Hope? It took a lot of faith and hope to not walk out of that film.

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