Déjà Vu (2006) - Rotten Tomatoes

Déjà Vu (2006)



Critic Consensus: Tony Scott tries to combine action, science fiction, romance, and explosions into one movie, but the time travel conceit might be too preposterous and the action falls apart under scrutiny.

Movie Info

Déjà vu: that flash of memory when you meet someone new who you feel you've known all your life or when recognize a place although you've never been there before. What if these feelings are actually warnings sent from the past or clues to the future? It is déjà vu that guides ATF agent Doug Carlin through an investigation into a shattering crime. Called in to recover evidence after a cataclysmic bomb explosion on a New Orleans Ferry, Carlin discovers that what most people believe "is only in their heads" is something far more powerful--something which will lead him on a mind-bending race to save hundreds of innocent people.more
Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of violence and terror, disturbing images and some sensuality)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Romance, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Bill Marsilii, Terry Rossio
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 23, 2007
Box Office: $63.9M
Buena Vista - Official Site


Denzel Washington
as Doug Carlin
Val Kilmer
as Agent Pryzwarra
Paula Patton
as Claire Kuchever
Jim Caviezel
as Carroll Oerstadt
Bruce Greenwood
as Jack McCready
Elden Henson
as Gunnars
Matt Craven
as Larry Minuti
Rich Hutchman
as Agent Stalhuth
Brian Howe
as Medical Examiner
Enrique J. Castillo
as Claire's Father
Mark Phinney
as Agent Donnelly
John McConnell
as Sheriff Reed
Dane Rhodes
as Ferry Captain
Shondrella Avery
as Kathy (Secretary)
Clay Steakley
as Ferry Worker
Lorry Houston
as Cop at Disaster
Polly Craig
as Elderly Woman at Dis...
Ted Manson
as Crying Man at Disast...
Yvonne Landry
as Shellshocked Woman
Brian F. Durkin
as National Guard Offic...
Brian Durkin
as National Guard Offic...
Scott Alan Smith
as Trauma Doctor
Nadia Shazana
as Trauma Nurse
Lew Temple
as Paramedic
Charlie Hirsch
as Paramedic
Bart Hansard
as Ed Elkins
Scott Klace
as Police Lieutenant #1
David Pease
as Port Authority
Andy Umberger
as NTSB Investigator
Patt Noday
as News Reporter
Maureen Brennan
as Harbor Cop
Randy Austin
as Harbor Cop
J.W. Williams
as Harbor Cop
Rio Hackford
as Beth's Boyfriend
Gary Grubbs
as Police Lieutenant #2
Frankie Lynch
as Agent #3
Bill Ladd
as Coast Guardsman
Lara Grice
as Reporter
Lowell Perry
as Reporter
Michael Arata
as Reporter
Julia LaShae
as Eyewitness/Survivor
Chris Rose
as Coroner at Disaster
Douglas M. Griffin
as Dock Worker
Margaret Lawhon
as Channel 8 Reporter
Roy McCrerey
as National Guardsman a...
Freddy Mitchell
as SAR Diver
Dave Jensen
as Ferry Official
Jerry Rudden
as Fire Chief Rudden
John Johnson
as Fire Chief
Ronald Mason
as EMT Paramedic
James Huang
as ATF Agent
Jennifer Weston
as M.D./Technical Advis...
Angela D. Hoenig
as Ambulance Bay Nurse
H. Gregg Kawecki
as Hospital Security Gu...
Ann Turkel
as Technician
Christopher Scholl
as Newspaper Reporter
Charmaine Neville
as Singer at Funeral
Bruce "Sunpie" Barne...
as Zydeco Singer at Fun...
Nolan North
as Voice of Ex-Fiance
Carol Sutton
as Eyewitness/Survivor
David Jensen
as Ferry Official
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Critic Reviews for Déjà Vu

All Critics (161) | Top Critics (41)

Take away a couple of neatly staged action sequences and you're left with a callously measured slab of US jingoism that deals with the most horrific human tragedies in the most lunk-headed and insulting way possible.

Full Review… | December 30, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Déjà Vu is a gimmick picture, pure and simple. It tries hard to graft an emotional story of lost chances onto the gimmick, but ultimately the gimmick wins out.

Full Review… | March 18, 2011

An intriguing proposal squandered on a well-oiled hack mechanism

Full Review… | August 28, 2009

The time machine element of the movie gets hokey, but the visuals are intriguing and director Tony Scott wrenches suspense and tension from every scene.

Full Review… | April 24, 2009

Towards the end it gets a little tiresome and hokey. But the ride of the first two-thirds is well worth the journey.

Full Review… | August 13, 2007
Calgary Movies

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Full Review… | June 22, 2007

Audience Reviews for Déjà Vu


Preposterous premise but if you don't think about it too much this is a decent actioner.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer


Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer


Innovative action with a plotline that doesn't know how to explain itself. Denzel's great as usual.

Albert Kim
Albert Kim

Super Reviewer

Déjà Vu Quotes

Doug Carlin: Everything you have, you lose.
– Submitted by Frances H (3 years ago)
Doug Carlin: I'll speak slowly so those of you with PhD's can understand.
– Submitted by Jonathan W (3 years ago)
Doug Carlin: Woah! This is tripping.
– Submitted by Nicholas R (3 years ago)
Denny: Look, you know what happen's if you try this.
Doug Carlin: We both know what happens if I don't.
Doug Carlin: Well, not a lot of guinea pigs volunteer to die in the name of science.
– Submitted by Santosh T (3 years ago)

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