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The Adjustment Bureau Reviews

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September 8, 2017
It was a decent concept (at best) that was not supported with a good screenplay, and grew sillier by the minute. It just didn't work.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
June 29, 2017
The Adjustment Bureau film and premise, if considered through the lens of theology, or any perspective, needs a major course correction. The movie is about a lot more than free will.
May 12, 2015
These two crazy, impetuous kids clearly belong together. Too bad the science-fiction plot says otherwise.
September 4, 2013
a fantastic piece of science fiction told in the flavor of a classic Twilight Zone episode
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 24, 2013
An original romance story with brilliant central performances from Matt Damon & Emily Blunt makes this one a winner in my books.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
June 30, 2013
Although this drama offers up some interesting ideas about free will and faith, the story isn't smart enough to focus on these topics in an intelligent way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
January 15, 2013
Romantic and intellectually stimulating, and like "Inception," it may have you arguing with your date on the ride home.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 28, 2012
The Adjustment Bureau does sadly descend into science-fiction nonsense after a bold start, but it's always enjoyable and you never lose sight of what's at stake thanks to excellent character work from Damon and Blunt.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 21, 2012
It's rare when a film is able to blend together two different genres so well, especially when they are two genres that you don't normally see together, in this case, science-fiction and romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 19, 2011
There are plenty of great ideas throughout the film with determinism and the idea of free will all given some interesting twists, though it is sometimes muddled and preachy
October 7, 2011
Accomplished filmmaking that features two highly attractive, talented leads, a healthy dose of sentiment, an intelligent script, and which takes you away for two hours from the quotidian worries and banalities of your regular life.
September 9, 2011
I kept expecting Rod Serling to step into the frame, cigarette in hand, setting the stage for the bizarre turn of events about to befall the young pol and the lovestruck ballerina.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 16, 2011
...if our current president got elected after admitting to having used cocaine in the past do you really think mooning someone in college would cause someone not to vote for him?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 16, 2011
The fact that The Adjustment Bureau asks deeper questions is admirable, and it does so about an onscreen couple actually worth caring about.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 15, 2011
A bit muddled through the middle third and a Hollywood-like ending make for a good, though not a brilliant film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 26, 2011
Eventually the whole thing feels a little too silly to be able to take any of its inherent concerns meaningfully.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
June 28, 2011
What's intriguing is that this is essentially a sweet love story coated in a layer of Phillip K Dick.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 28, 2011
The Bureau's dictat is certainly a blow to the notion, held by a few lunatics, that there's nothing more important in life than being happy. Apparently it's more important to be ambitious and attain some sort of status.
June 27, 2011
Too bad the film doesn't have anything else to offer besides the chemistry between the photogenic leads, the handsome location shooting and the usual bromides ...
June 25, 2011
The Adjustment Bureau offers an interesting sci-fi premise that will intrigue in its metaphysical nature, yet that intrigue is not repaid as the move becomes a glossy, effects-driven love story.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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