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The Adjustment Bureau Reviews

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Top Critic
Rafer Guzman
March 19, 2011
Damon and Blunt give such terrific performances you might almost forgive the movie's dopey ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
March 18, 2011
dips into some heady issues (fate, free will, the relationship between humankind and its creator) while remaining in a fundamental mode of popcorn-munching entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mike Scott
March 18, 2011
A nicely paced exercise, one that benefits from both a sprinkling of humor and all-around strong performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 16, 2011
The compelling atmosphere is heightened by the inclusion of several absolutely electrifying sequences...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
March 14, 2011
... the movie's romance outweighs the fantasy and even the CGI, thanks to the playfully easy chemistry of Matt Damon and Emily Blunt.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Martain
The Mercury
March 14, 2011
The movie is worth seeing just for the discussions you'll have afterwards with friends about the illusion of free will and what might happen if you try to bilk your fate.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
March 14, 2011
It takes awhile for the strangeness of this weird story to give way to a more secular rooting interest that eventually makes it very human and hopeful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
March 13, 2011
Although The Adjustment Bureau ultimately doesn't explore its intriguing science-fiction/thriller scenario to the extent of similarly themed films ... it operates far more successfully as a romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 13, 2011
It's all hokum, but it travels well until it goes through a few more otherworldly tunnels and doors than it should have.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Diana Saenger
March 11, 2011
With its different genres and better than most movies in the theater at present it probably will not disappoint.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark R. Leeper
Mark Leeper's Reviews
March 11, 2011
This is not the Philip K. Dick story it was supposedly based on, but it does look at engaging philosophical questions that a film like IRON MAN would never even think of.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Tony Medley
Tolucan Times
March 11, 2011
Highlighted by the wonderful Emily Blunt and George Nolfi's fine direction this is a splendid romantic excursion into science fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
March 10, 2011
Farfetched? Yes, but Matt Damon and Emily Blunt convinced me their characters belong together in this romantic sci-fi thriller.
Tony Macklin
March 10, 2011
Philip K. Dick's story The Adjustment Team was published in 1954. But the movie The Adjustment Bureau only trades on Dick's name. All else is shoved aside by George Nolfi, who directed and wrote the screenplay.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
Scott Weinberg
March 9, 2011
Science fiction with half a brain, a lot of weird, quick wit, and a surprisingly full heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
March 9, 2011
The on-screen pairing of Matt Damon and Emily Blunt is so winning that you may be willing to overlook the oddly modulating tone of the story that brings them together and then tries to keep them apart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Armond White
New York Press
March 9, 2011
Once again, after the obnoxious The Informant and insufferable Hereafter, Matt Damon uses movies to explain the world to audiences who just want to be entertained.
Kevin A. Ranson
March 9, 2011
Your preconception of this existential romantic thriller's entertainment value is about to be adjusted.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4.0
Jackie K. Cooper
March 8, 2011
Damon and Blunt are a perfect screen couple. She makes him appear so much more romantic than he has ever been before, and the complex plot is pushed aside by the glory of their love story.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Prairie Miller
March 8, 2011
Celestial bullies con people into imagining they're in charge, while a higher authority is pushing them around and calling the shots. Which stemmed from Philip Dick's chronic bouts of madness, but gets a fresh coat of paint in its sentimental makeover.
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