Aug 30, 2018
There are plot holes within plot holes within plot holes, and although acres of raw exposition are provided, nothing ever makes proper sense.
Sep 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.
Feb 14, 2012
Oct 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.
Jun 23, 2011
Nolfi and his colleagues make especially good use of New York, filming everywhere from the Brooklyn waterfront to the lobby of the Museum of Modern Art. It's a fresh look at a familiar city. But Nolfi drops the ball in the home stretch, and that's...
Apr 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.
Apr 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.
Apr 4, 2011
As artistic endeavour this gives free will a bad name.
Mar 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...
Mar 19, 2011
Damon and Blunt give such terrific performances you might almost forgive the movie's dopey ending.
Mar 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.
Mar 7, 2011
Reworks A Matter of Life and Death with elements of It's a Wonderful Life and shares techniques and themes with Christopher Nolan's Inception.
Mar 4, 2011
Fans looking for something a little different will find it here - as well as the first real romance of the year.
Mar 4, 2011
Cradled in Damon's solidly reliable hands, even a movie as extravagantly silly as this one gains heft and credibility, an impressive accomplishment when you consider that the entire plot revolves around magic notebooks and spellbinding hats.
Mar 4, 2011
Sometimes, a strong premise makes for a weak movie, which ends up drowning in its own clever conceit.
Mar 4, 2011
It's hard to imagine a more spectacularly silly film making it to theaters this year than The Adjustment Bureau.
Mar 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.
Mar 4, 2011
Because the chemistry between Damon and Blunt is so strong, what might have been a jumble of Matrix-style oddments comes across instead as ardent.
Mar 4, 2011
Nolfi's debut is a mild stunner, mixing hope and heart and love and the dire threat of losing it -- or, worse, never realizing you had it -- into a heady, original mix. More, please.
Mar 4, 2011
The Adjustment Bureau has you pondering the angles throughout, and it's a credit to newly minted director George Nolfi that he never lets his foot off the gas pedal.