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  • Summary: On the brink of winning a seat in the U.S. Senate, ambitious politician David Norris meets beautiful contemporary ballet dancer Elise Sellas--a woman like none he's ever known. But just as he realizes he's falling for her, mysterious men conspire to keep the two apart. (Universal Pictures)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 41
  2. Negative: 2 out of 41
  1. Reviewed by: Calvin Wilson
    Mar 4, 2011
    100
    An exhilarating balancing act, at once a science-fiction romp, a paranoid thriller and a philosophical treatise.
  2. Reviewed by: Andrew O'Hehir
    Mar 4, 2011
    80
    Nolfi's dialogue is lean and often funny, while Damon and Blunt play appealing and clearly delineated characters drawn together by the kind of old-fashioned romantic passion you don't often see in contemporary movies.
  3. Reviewed by: Shawn Levy
    Mar 4, 2011
    75
    Ultimately, The Adjustment Bureau shifts from paranoid dystopia to a more hopeful tenor, and that weakens it slightly.
  4. Reviewed by: Roger Moore
    Mar 2, 2011
    63
    This "Inception" meets "Made in Heaven" by way of "They Live" is also the screwiest movie Matt Damon has been in since, what, "Dogma?"
  5. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    Mar 7, 2011
    50
    It's a clever idea that, around the mid-point, stumbles into absurdity as the movie itself makes too many lunatic choices.
  6. Reviewed by: Wesley Morris
    Mar 3, 2011
    50
    Whether this movie works for you largely depends on whether you're willing to w