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Minority Report (2002)



Critic Consensus: Thought-provoking and visceral, Steven Spielberg successfully combines high concept ideas and high octane action in this fast and febrile sci-fi thriller.

Movie Info

Based on a short story by the late Philip K. Dick, this science fiction-thriller reflects the writer's familiar preoccupation with themes of concealed identity and mind control. Tom Cruise stars as John Anderton, a Washington, D.C. detective in the year 2054. Anderton works for "Precrime," a special unit of the police department that arrests murderers before they have committed the actual crime. Precrime bases its work on the visions of three psychics or "precogs" whose prophecies of future events are never in error. When Anderton discovers that he has been identified as the future killer of a man he's never met, he is forced to become a fugitive from his own colleagues as he tries to uncover the mystery of the victim-to-be's identity. When he kidnaps Agatha (Samantha Morton), one of the precogs, he begins to formulate a theory about a possible frame-up from within his own department. Directed by Steven Spielberg, who hired a team of futurists to devise the film's numerous technologically advanced gadgets, Minority Report co-stars Colin Farrell, Max von Sydow, and Neal McDonough. ~ Karl Williams, Rovimore
Rating: PG-13 (for violence, brief language, some sexuality and drug content)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Jon Cohen, Scott Frank, Jonathan Cohen
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 17, 2002
Box Office: $131.9M
Dreamworks - Official Site


Tom Cruise
as Det. John Anderton
Colin Farrell
as Det. Danny Witwer
Max von Sydow
as Director Lamar Burge...
Lois Smith
as Dr. Hineman
Peter Stormare
as Dr. Solomon
Ashley Crow
as Sarha Marks
Arye Gross
as Howard Marks
Spencer Treat Clark
as Sean at nine
Richard Copa
as Pre-Crime Cop
Keith Campbell
as Pre-Crime Cop
Kirk B.R. Woller
as Pre-Crime Cop
Klea Scott
as Pre-Crime Cop
Frank Grillo
as Pre-Crime Cop
Sarah Simmons
as Lamar Burgess' Secre...
Eugene Osment
as Jad's Technician
James Henderson
as Office Worker
Vene Arcoraci
as Office Worker
Erica Ford
as Employee
Keith Flippen
as Tour Guide
Nathan Taylor
as Kid Tourist
Radmar Agana Jao
as Technician
Karina Logue
as Technician
Jim Rash
as Technician
Stephen Ramsey
as Jucket, Agent No. 1
Tom Choi
as Paymen, Agent No. 2
Tom Whitenight
as Price, Agent No. 3
Billy Morts
as Foley, Agent No. 4
George D. Wallace
as Chief Justice Pollar...
Ann Ryerson
as Dr. Katherine James
Dominic Scott Kay
as Sean at Four
Brennen Means
as Sean at Two
Joel Gretsch
as Donald Doobin
Jason Antoon
as Rufus Riley at Cyber...
William Mesnik
as Cyber Parlor Custome...
Scott Frank
as Conceited Customer
Severin Wunderman
as Skiing Customer
Allie Raye
as Hamburger Mom
Rocael Rueda Sr.
as Hamburger Dad
Nicholas Edwin Barb
as Homework Boy
Catfish Bates
as Tenement Snitch
Caroline Lagerfelt
as Greta van Eyck
Katy Boyer
as Mother
Fiona Hale
as Old Woman
Pamela Roberts
as Violent Wife
Jerry Perchesky
as Grandfather
Victor Raider-Wexler
as Attorney General Nas...
Nancy Linehan Charle...
as Celeste Burgess
Tony Hill
as Reporter
Dude Walker
as Reporter
Drakeel Burns
as Reporter
William Mapother
as Hotel Clerk
Paul Wesley
as Nathan with Bicycle
Morgan Hasson
as Paperboy
Andrew Sandler
as Marks' Son
Kimiko Gelman
as Mother on Metro
Caitlin Mao
as Girl on Metro
Bonnie Morgan
as Contortionist
Kathi Copeland
as Murder Bystander
Lucille M. Oliver
as Murder Bystander
Ana Maria Quintana
as Murder Bystander
Gene Wheeler
as Murder Bystander
Payman Kayvanfar
as Card Player
Tonya Ivey
as Gap Girl
David Stifel
as Lycon, Seller of Bl...
Kurt Sinclair
as Adulation No. 1
Rebecca Ritz
as Adulation No. 2
Beverly Morgan
as Adulation No. 3
John Bennett
as Adulation No. 4
Maureen Dunn
as Adulation No. 5
Ron Ulstad
as Adulation No. 6
Blake Bashoff
as Pre-Crime Public Ser...
David Doty
as Pre-Crime Public Ser...
Gina Gallego
as Pre-Crime Public Ser...
David Hornsby
as Pre-Crime Public Ser...
Anne Judson-Yager
as Pre-Crime Public Ser...
Meredith Monroe
as Pre-Crime Public Ser...
Benita Krista Nall
as Pre-Crime Public Ser...
Shannon O'Hurley
as Pre-Crime Public Ser...
Jorge-Luis Pallo
as Pre-Crime Public Ser...
Elizabeth Penn Payne
as Pre-Crime Public Ser...
Ethan Sherman
as Revo Sunglass Model
as AMEX Polynesian Woma...
Miles Dinsmoor
as Guinness Man
George Wallace (II)
as Chief Justice Pollar...
George Wallace
as Chief Justice Pollar...
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Critic Reviews for Minority Report

All Critics (239) | Top Critics (49)

The worst thing about the new Steven Spielberg picture is the title, Minority Report. The best thing about it is pretty much everything else.

Full Review… | August 5, 2013
New Yorker
Top Critic

Though his movie wraps challenging ideas and ingenious visual conceits in a futurist film-noir style, it's pretentious, didactic and intentionally but mercilessly bleak.

Full Review… | August 5, 2013
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic

High-concept science-fiction escapades often try to impose new ways of seeing, but Spielberg seems intent on blistering our optic nerves.

Full Review… | August 5, 2013
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

For its stunning visuals and standout performances, Minority Report -- or at least the first three-fourths of it -- might just be the best movie so far this year.

Full Review… | August 5, 2013
Associated Press
Top Critic

Ferociously intense, furiously kinetic, it's expressionist film noir science fiction that, like all good sci-fi, peers into the future to shed light on the present.

Full Review… | July 6, 2010
Top Critic

A highly effective thriller whose futuristic panoramas rival those of A.I. Artificial Intelligence.

Full Review… | June 4, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Minority Report


An impressively realistic vision of the future, despite the fantastic nature of the story, with a Top Gun cool Cruise playing the protagonist who has to deal with a personal loss, a classic sad figure of sci-fi similar to the even more stylish Strange Days. Irrespective of the sci-fi element it's a great crime thriller with a Mission Impossible feel. Neat watches, but why do they all wear them upside down? It looks so silly.

Ross Collins

Super Reviewer


A spectacular and mind-blowing blast of science fiction and suspense. Director, Steven Spielberg has crafted a marvelous achievement and one of his best films ever. A brilliant edge of your seat thriller that`s loaded with jaw-dropping special effects and non-stop thrills from start to finish. It`s full-on excitement with some great and kinetic action sequences. A stunning, breathtaking and tremendously entertaining movie. A high tech mystery that just blows your mind and imagination. An exhilarating and pulse-pounding roller-coaster ride you do not want to miss. A solid and remarkable masterpiece. Tom Cruise is terrific. Colin Farrel is excellent. Max Von Sydow is brilliant.

Al S

Super Reviewer


One of Spielberg's more underrated films. An astonishing visual style, great performances, an intriguing plot and superb direction from Spielberg.

Liam Gadd
Liam Gadd

Super Reviewer

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