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The Adjustment Bureau Reviews

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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 22, 2018
The tension between "Dickian paranoia" and "romance candy" begins to pull the threads of the film apart.
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 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
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.
March 1, 2011
Blunt and Damon have delightful chemistry, but this is still little more than a derivative, campy B-movie, which would be fine if it was at all what the filmmakers had intended.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 28, 2011
The Adjustment Bureau is not entirely satisfying, and at times, quite silly.
March 4, 2011
It believes itself to be a suggestive meditation on free will and destiny - not merely a crunchy bag of popcorn. It's neither, being rubbish popcorn too, the sugar not disguising the staleness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 3, 2011
Problem is, the film's premise only stands up for about a few minutes. That's why it was written as a short story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 3, 2011
Compare the adaptation to the original and you see a complicated saga of personal sacrifice streamlined into a rosy tribute to love supreme. Feels good, but also feels empty
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 3, 2011
Two movies for the price of one, though only one of them -- a fragmented romance within a ponderous parable -- qualifies as a bargain.
February 25, 2011
The film degenerates into a repetitive game of cat and mouse in which Roger Sterling chases Jason Bourne through a bunch of magical doors.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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+
March 2, 2011
It's a little like if Men In Black was recast with an army of John Majors, and about as sexy as that sounds.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 1, 2011
A romantic action thriller with Inception-like ambitions, this one, sadly, falls short.
March 3, 2011
With the exception of a few cute lines from Emily Blunt, it's a bureaucratically grey and decidedly empty tale about very little.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 4, 2011
The premise promises an engaging wronged-man thriller with metaphysical overtones, but director George Nolfi fails to deliver.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
March 4, 2011
The Adjustment Bureau presents itself as a paean to free will, to overcoming obstacles, to creating your own destiny-provided, that is, that you happen to be a dude.
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
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