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Minority Report (2002)

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91

Average Rating: 8/10
Reviews Counted: 234
Fresh: 212 | Rotten: 22

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

85

Average Rating: 7.7/10
Critic Reviews: 46
Fresh: 39 | Rotten: 7

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

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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

Dec 17, 2002

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

August 5, 2013 Full Review Source: New Yorker
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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.

August 5, 2013 Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal
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High-concept science-fiction escapades often try to impose new ways of seeing, but Spielberg seems intent on blistering our optic nerves.

August 5, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Magazine
New York Magazine
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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.

August 5, 2013 Full Review Source: Associated Press
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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.

July 6, 2010 Full Review Source: Newsweek
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A highly effective thriller whose futuristic panoramas rival those of A.I. Artificial Intelligence.

June 4, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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This is a grown-up movie by men who've suddenly realised that their inner Peter Pans have deserted them.

August 5, 2013 Full Review Source: Total Film
Total Film

Too much of Minority Report is facile, albeit at a very high level.

August 5, 2013 Full Review Source: Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun

This masterfully sleek vision of the future from director Steven Spielberg is an awesome mix of skewed science fiction, twisty Hitchcock-style thrills, stunning blue-grey tinged photography and outstanding design.

August 5, 2013 Full Review Source: Radio Times
Radio Times

[Minority Report] takes themes from Blade Runner, Total Recall and especially the little seen Gary Fleder-directed Impostor and stirs them up into an absorbing thriller.

August 5, 2013 Full Review Source: Screen International
Screen International

The movie's combination of old and new influences energizes its believable futuristic elements.

October 22, 2012 Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com
ColeSmithey.com

Not simply Steven Spielberg's most prescient sci-fi work but also one of his finest.

January 20, 2011 Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness
Lessons of Darkness

Violent sci-fi detective movie isn't for kids.

December 26, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Vigorously entertaining and tremendously weird, "Minority Report" feels like a vintage Action Comics adventure spiked with acid. It's an uncommonly melancholy blockbuster about demons ruthlessly determining our fate even as we relentlessly flee them.

September 19, 2010 Full Review Source: Suite101.com
Suite101.com

One of the few films I've seen so far this year that I would recommend and it is one to see on the big screen.

July 6, 2010 Full Review Source: Dark Horizons
Dark Horizons

While the way in which Minority Report presents these ideas makes them far more incredible and fantastical, it's their truth...that turns the film into something far more dark and sinister.

April 21, 2010 Full Review Source: PopMatters
PopMatters

...a stylish, thoughtful, and thought-provoking future-noir thriller.

April 16, 2010 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

This has to be one of Spielberg's best ever...

April 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

The most fun a Spielberg film has been for a long while.

December 21, 2008 Full Review Source: Film4

The most exciting piece of work Spielberg has delivered in ages.

July 18, 2008 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

Brilliantly realised, complex and humane, Minority Report is easily on a par with Blade Runner as one of the best adaptations of Philip K Dick's work ever made.

December 7, 2007 Full Review Source: Eye for Film
Eye for Film

Audience Reviews for Minority Report

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.
January 9, 2013
allan913

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One of Spielberg's more underrated films. An astonishing visual style, great performances, an intriguing plot and superb direction from Spielberg.
August 6, 2012
Liam Gadd

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Entertaining for the most part, but many of the concepts introduced in the film are flawed. I wouldn't call "Minority Report" the most intelligent science-fiction film ever made. Maybe one of the most interesting. The future that Spielberg creates is believable and is one that certainly could happen. Maybe not the whole predicting the future thing, but most of the technology used in the film mirrors the technology in our world today.

On a narrative standpoint, "Minority Report" is intense yet many of the things that happen may make you wonder why they happened. The entire story is based on Anderton seeing himself as a future killer. The question is, how did his future appear on that screen? Everything is based on what he saw but if he didn't see it none of the things that happened would have happened. It's a flawed concept that really doesn't make any sense.
July 30, 2012
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Eric Shankle

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Loved this!
July 25, 2012
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    1. Fletcher: Get your sick-sticks ready.
    – Submitted by Alex P (3 months ago)
    1. Officer John Anderton: Hello, Lamar. I just wanted to congratulate you. You did it: you created a world without murder. And all you had to do was kill someone to do it.
    – Submitted by Alex P (3 months ago)
    1. Agatha: You can choose.
    – Submitted by Cindy W (7 months ago)
    1. Officer John Anderton: You see the dilemma, don't you? If you don't kill me, Precogs were wrong and Precrime is over. If you do kill me, you go away, but it proves the system works. Precogs were right. So, what are you gonna do now? What's it worth? Just one more murder.
    – Submitted by Ariel T (8 months ago)
    1. Danny Witwer: Science has stolen most of our miracles.
    – Submitted by Dann M (12 months ago)
    1. Director Lamar Burgess: Shh. Do you know what I hear? Nothing. No footsteps up the stairs, no hovercraft out the window, no clickety-click of little spiders. Do you know why I can't hear any of those things, Danny? Because right now, the precogs can't see a thing.
    – Submitted by Steven P (13 months ago)
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