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.
| Original Score: 6/10
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Fortunately, this completely ridiculous plot is somewhat salvaged via the casting of a quality actor. Unfortunately for Denzel Washington, he's the actor.
| Original Score: C
An intriguing proposal squandered on a well-oiled hack mechanism
Nobody looks cooler walking in slow motion through a crime scene while wearing sunglasses than Denzel Washington -- but even the great Denzel can't save Déjà Vu.
Tony Scott doesn't even wait for Deja Vu to properly begin before employing the spastic visual stylings that are his calling card.
| Original Score: 2/4
An action flick in which the gaudy pyrotechnics are nowhere near as jaw-dropping as the screenplay that name-checks not one, not two, but three national tragedies.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Perhaps too many outside forces, from Katrina to Tony Scott, were dead set against allowing Déjà Vu to be anything resembling a fun roller coaster ride.
| Original Score: C-
| Original Score: 2/5
Whether or not you get that nagging sensation that you've seen Deja Vu before, your brain will seriously hurt trying to figure out whether its central gimmick works. (It doesn't.)
The SF hardware (enjoyable) and thriller mechanics (mechanical) of this Jerry Bruckheimer slam-banger don't mesh very well with reflection, and the action trumps most evidence of thought.
Tony Scott's new film isn't as concerned with playing around or cooking up new innovations as it is in finding a new way to sell the same old chase story.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
It's a hard movie to hate, just one that's far too easy to forget.
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.
Not a thing about this story withstands two second's worth of scrutiny.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Thinking about Deja Vu for three seconds makes the entire thing fall apart faster than Johnny Knoxville's Oscar chances.
In spite of its title, few will want to hit rewind to visit the movie again.
| Original Score: C+
I can't help feeling I've seen it all before.
Their title can't reflect what it promises to deliver other than exposing the phenomenon of cinematic monotony; an event more frequent than you could possibly believe.
It's all carried off with a mad and silly energy, with muscular direction from Scott and cut together with frenetic fizz by editors Jason Hellman and Chris Lebenzon.
| Original Score: 3/5