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The Adjustment Bureau Reviews

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Grae Drake
May 27, 2011
Paranoia never looked so good.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 13, 2011
Uma narrativa intrigante, tensa e romântica que mantém o espectador interessado durante a maior parte da projeção.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
May 12, 2011
If you can buy into the sci-fi angle, this rom-action is smart and brisk enough to stand above similarly-themed films--helped tremendously by the chemistry of its stars.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Glenn Lovell
May 4, 2011
... more hearts-aflutter romance than nuts-and-bolts sci-fi.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
April 29, 2011
Philip K. Dick doesn't always work on screen
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
April 25, 2011
A romantic thriller that manages a rather remarkable feat: sending us on a headlong pursuit of life's meaning, even as the banal everydayness of real life closes in on one side and the anything-goes magic of science fiction closes in on the other.
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
April 24, 2011
Focus on love story distracts from film's concept
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
April 22, 2011
The film's chief interest isn't plumbing philosophical questions of fate, providence and autonomy but, instead, wallowing in skimpy fairy-tale romanticism.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Simon Jones
Empire Magazine Australasia
April 13, 2011
A largely entertaining and compelling paranoid thriller only let down by its final scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 4, 2011
It's impossible to avoid comparing this film to both Inception and The Truman Show, as it delves into the issue of free will from a fantastical perspective. But this is a lighter movie, focussing on romance rather than weighty themes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto
April 4, 2011
After decades of near misses, someone's finally made a great movie out of a Philip K. Dick story -- by throwing out almost everything and spinning the concept in an entirely new direction.
| Original Score: 4/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
April 4, 2011
As artistic endeavour this gives free will a bad name.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Dave White
April 4, 2011
You've seen this sort of thing before, all the way back to It's A Wonderful Life, even if its fake-serious energy and matte finish will temporarily and entertainingly trick you into thinking otherwise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Peter Sobczynski
April 4, 2011
While it sets itself up marvelously, The Adjustment Bureau in the end simply fails on the follow-through and while the end result is a near-miss, it is nevertheless a miss.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Claudia Puig
USA Today
April 4, 2011
This mind-meld of sci-fi thriller, morality play and passionate romance is worth seeing, mostly for the palpable chemistry between the lead actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jonathan W. Hickman
Daily Film Fix
March 31, 2011
...artfully tells a story that unfolds elegantly and understands the importance and power of finding that special someone in your life.
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
March 25, 2011
Philip K. Dick's original science-fiction story gets an adjustment in 'The Adjustment Bureau,' a fantasy, rather than a sci-fi piece, about freedom of choice and to what lengths we will go to pursue love.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Clay Cane
March 22, 2011
All of the shine is pointless with a weak story. By the time we reached the second act, 'The Adjustment Bureau' became 'Sex and the City' meets The 'Butterfly Effect.'
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks
March 20, 2011
I'm a sucker for movies about fate, destiny, and heavenly intervention-going all the way back to On Borrowed Time and Here Comes Mr. Jordan up through Ghost Town with...
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
March 19, 2011
Damon and Blunt are great--it's just a shame they don't have a stronger adversary for their love.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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