The Adjustment Bureau Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
September 4, 2013
a fantastic piece of science fiction told in the flavor of a classic Twilight Zone episode
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Will Chadwick
We Got This Covered
July 24, 2013
An original romance story with brilliant central performances from Matt Damon & Emily Blunt makes this one a winner in my books.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
Although this drama offers up some interesting ideas about free will and faith, the story isn't smart enough to focus on these topics in an intelligent way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 15, 2013
Romantic and intellectually stimulating, and like "Inception," it may have you arguing with your date on the ride home.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
September 28, 2012
The Adjustment Bureau does sadly descend into science-fiction nonsense after a bold start, but it's always enjoyable and you never lose sight of what's at stake thanks to excellent character work from Damon and Blunt.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
September 21, 2012
It's rare when a film is able to blend together two different genres so well, especially when they are two genres that you don't normally see together, in this case, science-fiction and romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Laurence Boyce
The Sabotage Times
November 19, 2011
There are plenty of great ideas throughout the film with determinism and the idea of free will all given some interesting twists, though it is sometimes muddled and preachy
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Leah Rozen
TheWrap
October 7, 2011
Accomplished filmmaking that features two highly attractive, talented leads, a healthy dose of sentiment, an intelligent script, and which takes you away for two hours from the quotidian worries and banalities of your regular life.
Neil Pond
American Profile
September 9, 2011
I kept expecting Rod Serling to step into the frame, cigarette in hand, setting the stage for the bizarre turn of events about to befall the young pol and the lovestruck ballerina.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael A. Smith
MediaMikes
August 16, 2011
...if our current president got elected after admitting to having used cocaine in the past do you really think mooning someone in college would cause someone not to vote for him?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andrew Simpson
Fan The Fire
August 16, 2011
The fact that The Adjustment Bureau asks deeper questions is admirable, and it does so about an onscreen couple actually worth caring about.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
August 15, 2011
A bit muddled through the middle third and a Hollywood-like ending make for a good, though not a brilliant film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
July 26, 2011
Eventually the whole thing feels a little too silly to be able to take any of its inherent concerns meaningfully.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Matt Neal
The Standard
June 28, 2011
What's intriguing is that this is essentially a sweet love story coated in a layer of Phillip K Dick.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
June 28, 2011
The Bureau's dictat is certainly a blow to the notion, held by a few lunatics, that there's nothing more important in life than being happy. Apparently it's more important to be ambitious and attain some sort of status.
Sean Axmaker
MSN.com
June 27, 2011
Too bad the film doesn't have anything else to offer besides the chemistry between the photogenic leads, the handsome location shooting and the usual bromides ...
Mike Barnard
Future Movies UK
June 25, 2011
The Adjustment Bureau offers an interesting sci-fi premise that will intrigue in its metaphysical nature, yet that intrigue is not repaid as the move becomes a glossy, effects-driven love story.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Leonard Maltin
indieWIRE
June 23, 2011
Nolfi and his colleagues make especially good use of New York, filming everywhere from the Brooklyn waterfront to the lobby of the Museum of Modern Art. It's a fresh look at a familiar city. But Nolfi drops the ball in the home stretch, and that's...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.1/2
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
June 15, 2011
... in the long list of films translating and transforming the stories of the ubiquitous Philip K. Dick, this falls in the 'Watchable but Disappointing' category.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Grae Drake
Movies.com
May 27, 2011
Paranoia never looked so good.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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