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Premonition (2007)

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8

Average Rating: 3.8/10
Reviews Counted: 161
Fresh: 13 | Rotten: 148

Overdosing on flashbacks, and more portentous than profound, the overly obtuse Premonition weakly echoes such twisty classics as Memento, The Sixth Sense, and Groundhog Day.

14

Average Rating: 4.2/10
Critic Reviews: 42
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 36

Overdosing on flashbacks, and more portentous than profound, the overly obtuse Premonition weakly echoes such twisty classics as Memento, The Sixth Sense, and Groundhog Day.

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Devastated upon receiving the news that her husband has been killed in a tragic car accident, a woman wakes up to find him still very much alive as she begins to slip into a confusing world where the past and the future become increasingly difficult to distinguish. Linda Hanson (Sandra Bullock) was an average housewife with a loving family, but when a policeman comes knocking on her door with news that her husband, Jim (Julian McMahon), was involved in a fatal car accident, Linda's world slowly

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Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense

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Bill Kelly

Jul 5, 2005

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All Critics (162) | Top Critics (42) | Fresh (13) | Rotten (148) | DVD (15)

Premonition barely remembers to create suspense.

March 31, 2007 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
Time Out New York
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I just returned from the immediate future, like two minutes from now, and I have a strong feeling I'm about to give this movie a big thumbs down.

March 20, 2007
Ebert & Roeper
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So there you have it: go to church, keep your husband's gaze averted from stray blondes, try not to think about the future, and all shall be well.

March 20, 2007 Full Review Source: New Yorker
New Yorker
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Confusing, convoluted and yet gripping and emotional almost in spite of itself Premonition is the first movie Sandra Bullock has successfully 'carried' in years.

March 16, 2007 Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel
Orlando Sentinel
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The script could have used some analysis itself. After proceeding for an hour in its fairly obvious supernatural path, suddenly the movie decides to get religious.

March 16, 2007 Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger
Newark Star-Ledger
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The sloppy, absent-minded Premonition is a step back in time and a giant leap backward for Sandra Bullock.

March 16, 2007
New York Times
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Like a lot of mediocre movies it's not about much more than the immediate emotional response it's trying to generate. The filmmakers realize this and make an effort to shoe horn some themes in ... it just makes an already muddled movie even more muddled.

April 25, 2011 Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net
ComingSoon.net

Thank God the local priest puts everything in perspective with a string of family-values clichés.

April 23, 2009 Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Comment (1)
Boston Phoenix

Sloppy filmmaking as a whole.

August 25, 2008 Full Review Source: ReelzChannel.com

This feeble attempt at a mind-bending thriller has a vaguely interesting premise, but its potential is soon lost thanks to dreary execution.

July 12, 2008 Full Review Source: ESplatter
ESplatter

Dark Bullock deja-vu thriller won't interest kids.

November 1, 2007 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

The film doesn't have any meaning. Not just because it's bad. Because at the very end, it's very obvious that there wasn't any point to anything.

September 27, 2007 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Comment (1)
Antagony & Ecstasy

One can still hear Ebeneezer Scrooge lament, "Why show me this if I am past all hope?"

August 26, 2007 Full Review Source: MovieCrypt.com
MovieCrypt.com

Largely ridiculous but terribly serious.

July 28, 2007 Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald
Sydney Morning Herald

Perhaps sensing the chaos, Bullock acts as if she's standing just outside herself, not quite vested in the role, her mind seemingly elsewhere.

July 26, 2007 Full Review Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

This film wants to be a twisty thriller but ends up something of a misogynistic mess which leaves its leading lady stranded.

July 14, 2007 Full Review Source: Murphy's Movie Reviews
Murphy's Movie Reviews

I think the actress smiles a total of once in 100 minutes on screen. Granted, it's radiant when she does, but that's not enough to save the film.

July 14, 2007 Full Review Source: Big Picture Big Sound | Comment (1)
Big Picture Big Sound

At times intriguing, often confusing and ultimately frustrating, Premonition jumbles the past and present as Sandra Bullock's young wife and mother tries to change fate.

July 14, 2007 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

Could have been a darn snappy thriller, but the listless relationship at the story's core, plus ham-handed handling of the essential flashback/ flash forward scenes doom it.

July 9, 2007 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
Apollo Guide

Offers its moments of requisite thriller twists that will appeal to fans of that genre.

June 25, 2007 Full Review Source: IGN Movies
IGN Movies

A time-twisting drama that ties every detail together in a satisfying conclusion. Sandra Bullock gives one of her best performances to date.

June 4, 2007 Full Review Source: Cinema Sight | Comment (1)
Cinema Sight

Sem conseguir se definir como suspense, ficção científica ou drama, o longa finalmente revela seu vácuo criativo ao entregar-se a uma pregação pseudo-espiritual tola e superficial.

May 31, 2007
Cinema em Cena

If the director seems to show Sandra no mercy as she's instructed to run around breathlessly for two hours in circles through the past, present and future in no particular order, imagine the even greater toll this movie takes on the exasperated audience.

May 15, 2007 Full Review
Long Island Press

By the time the requisite, and somewhat silly twist end comes around, we as an audience no longer care.

April 24, 2007 Full Review Source: Dark Horizons
Dark Horizons

If Sandra Bullock is concerned about being in too many time-travel movies, well%u2026maybe it's too late.

April 17, 2007 Full Review
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

A messy movie but one that at least cares enough about its central character.

April 12, 2007 Full Review Source: Mark Reviews Movies
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Audience Reviews for Premonition

This is the type of film that uses an interesting concept, but fails to really deliver on its ideas. Seeing the previews, I thought that this would be a terrific Thriller, however it ended up being a disappointing affair. The film isn't awful, but it's one that is fairly mediocre and never reaches its full potential. I really expected something more out of the film, and considering that Sandra Bullock acted in the film, you'd expect something entertaining. The problem with the film is that it tries too hard with its concept, and it never becomes fully fleshed out. The end result is unimpressive, and it leaves a lot to be desired. Premonition really could have been a standout feature, but it just lacks anything remarkable to get you involved in the film. As it is, it's a film that should have been much better than what it turned out to be. I really wanted to enjoy the film, but I felt something could have been improved upon. Premonition is a film that just relies on an underdeveloped concept that really could have made for a great film. Unfortunately, the ideas on-screen never materialize, and it just plays out like a lacking film, which this one ends up being. This is a film that wastes its potential and I think it's a shame. Don't go into this one expecting a great film, you won't find it. Premonition wastes a good cast of talented actors on an underdeveloped script, and this is a film that is quite forgettable. I think it's a shame that Premonition couldn't deliver on its premise, as this film really would have been something special if the kinks in the script could have been worked on, and the rough edges would have been polished. Overall, this is a mediocre disappointment that just doesn't satisfy.
January 15, 2014
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Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

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Thriller about a woman who sees her husband die. Can she prevent it from happening?
February 8, 2013
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T Tsang

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I guess I'm the only person who thought this was decent.
April 27, 2011
CreedsDelight

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Gross, weirdly staged, and annoyingly boring. Julian McMahon and Sandra Bullock are believable, but they can't save these film.
August 3, 2010
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