Minority Report

2002

Minority Report

Critics Consensus

Thought-provoking and visceral, Steven Spielberg successfully combines high concept ideas and high octane action in this fast and febrile sci-fi thriller.

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Total Count: 249

80%

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User Ratings: 481,242
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Based on a short story by the late Philip K. Dick, this science fiction-thriller reflects the writer's familiar preoccupation with themes of concealed identity and mind control. Tom Cruise stars as John Anderton, a Washington, D.C. detective in the year 2054. Anderton works for "Precrime," a special unit of the police department that arrests murderers before they have committed the actual crime. Precrime bases its work on the visions of three psychics or "precogs" whose prophecies of future events are never in error. When Anderton discovers that he has been identified as the future killer of a man he's never met, he is forced to become a fugitive from his own colleagues as he tries to uncover the mystery of the victim-to-be's identity. When he kidnaps Agatha (Samantha Morton), one of the precogs, he begins to formulate a theory about a possible frame-up from within his own department. Directed by Steven Spielberg, who hired a team of futurists to devise the film's numerous technologically advanced gadgets, Minority Report co-stars Colin Farrell, Max von Sydow, and Neal McDonough. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast

Tom Cruise
as Det. John Anderton
Colin Farrell
as Det. Danny Witwer
Max von Sydow
as Director Lamar Burgess
Lois Smith
as Dr. Hineman
Peter Stormare
as Dr. Solomon
Ashley Crow
as Sarha Marks
Arye Gross
as Howard Marks
Spencer Treat Clark
as Sean at nine
Richard Copa
as Pre-Crime Cop
Keith Campbell
as Pre-Crime Cop
Kirk B.R. Woller
as Pre-Crime Cop
Klea Scott
as Pre-Crime Cop
Frank Grillo
as Pre-Crime Cop
Sarah Simmons
as Lamar Burgess' Secretary
Eugene Osment
as Jad's Technician
James Henderson
as Office Worker
Vene Arcoraci
as Office Worker
Erica Ford
as Employee
Keith Flippen
as Tour Guide
Nathan Taylor
as Kid Tourist
Radmar Agana Jao
as Technician
Karina Logue
as Technician
Jim Rash
as Technician
Stephen Ramsey
as Jucket, Agent No. 1
Tom Choi
as Paymen, Agent No. 2
Tom Whitenight
as Price, Agent No. 3
Billy Morts
as Foley, Agent No. 4
George D. Wallace
as Chief Justice Pollard
Ann Ryerson
as Dr. Katherine James
Dominic Scott Kay
as Sean at Four
Brennen Means
as Sean at Two
Joel Gretsch
as Donald Doobin
Jason Antoon
as Rufus Riley at Cyber Parlor
William Mesnik
as Cyber Parlor Customer
Scott Frank
as Conceited Customer
Severin Wunderman
as Skiing Customer
Allie Raye
as Hamburger Mom
Rocael Rueda Sr.
as Hamburger Dad
Nicholas Edwin Barb
as Homework Boy
Catfish Bates
as Tenement Snitch
Caroline Lagerfelt
as Greta van Eyck
Katy Boyer
as Mother
Fiona Hale
as Old Woman
Pamela Roberts
as Violent Wife
Jerry Perchesky
as Grandfather
Victor Raider-Wexler
as Attorney General Nash
Nancy Linehan Charles
as Celeste Burgess
Tony Hill
as Reporter
Dude Walker
as Reporter
Drakeel Burns
as Reporter
William Mapother
as Hotel Clerk
Paul Wesley (II)
as Nathan with Bicycle
Morgan Hasson
as Paperboy
Andrew Sandler
as Marks' Son
Kimiko Gelman
as Mother on Metro
Caitlin Mao
as Girl on Metro
Bonnie Morgan
as Contortionist
Kathi Copeland
as Murder Bystander
Lucille M. Oliver
as Murder Bystander
Ana Maria Quintana
as Murder Bystander
Gene Wheeler
as Murder Bystander
Payman Kayvanfar
as Card Player
Tonya Ivey
as Gap Girl
David Stifel
as Lycon, Seller of Black Inhalers
Kurt Sinclair
as Adulation No. 1
Rebecca Ritz
as Adulation No. 2
Beverly Morgan
as Adulation No. 3
John Bennett
as Adulation No. 4
Maureen Dunn
as Adulation No. 5
Ron Ulstad
as Adulation No. 6
Blake Bashoff
as Pre-Crime Public Service Announcer
David Doty
as Pre-Crime Public Service Announcer
Gina Gallego
as Pre-Crime Public Service Announcer
David Hornsby
as Pre-Crime Public Service Announcer
Anne Judson-Yager
as Pre-Crime Public Service Announcer
Meredith Monroe
as Pre-Crime Public Service Announcer
Benita Krista Nall
as Pre-Crime Public Service Announcer
Shannon O'Hurley
as Pre-Crime Public Service Announcer
Jorge-Luis Pallo
as Pre-Crime Public Service Announcer
Elizabeth Penn Payne
as Pre-Crime Public Service Announcer
Ethan Sherman
as Revo Sunglass Model
Jarah
as AMEX Polynesian Woman
Miles Dinsmoor
as Guinness Man
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Critic Reviews for Minority Report

All Critics (249) | Top Critics (53) | Fresh (226) | Rotten (23)

  • By turning Dick's ironic little story into a gargantuan thriller celebrating free choice, Spielberg has been true to his character: He's transformed something dark and scary into something softer and more comfortable.

    May 17, 2018 | Full Review…
  • If less poetic than AI, Minority Report is much more confidently directed, with a firmer sense of its maker's own urge to entertain and stimulate rather than bemuse.

    Jun 15, 2016 | Full Review…
  • The worst thing about the new Steven Spielberg picture is the title, Minority Report. The best thing about it is pretty much everything else.

    Aug 5, 2013 | Full Review…
  • Though his movie wraps challenging ideas and ingenious visual conceits in a futurist film-noir style, it's pretentious, didactic and intentionally but mercilessly bleak.

    Aug 5, 2013
  • High-concept science-fiction escapades often try to impose new ways of seeing, but Spielberg seems intent on blistering our optic nerves.

    Aug 5, 2013
  • For its stunning visuals and standout performances, Minority Report -- or at least the first three-fourths of it -- might just be the best movie so far this year.

    Aug 5, 2013 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Minority Report

  • Mar 18, 2016
    The film did well overall, but it is not as smart and as promising as many have claimed it to be.
    Maymay A Super Reviewer
  • Mar 11, 2016
    Minority Report is a bit too long and can at times seem inconsistent in its pacing. That being said, Tom Cruise delivers as always, and a strong supporting cast help to make this Spielberg Sci-Fi worth taking a look at.
    Ben B Super Reviewer
  • Feb 13, 2016
    Minority Report is definitely one of Spielberg's best with very thought provoking scenes, thrilling sequences and having sci-fi elements that are ahead of its time.
    Mr N Super Reviewer
  • Nov 04, 2015
    Minority Report is a very exciting movie filled with amazing action, great visuals, awesome acting from a great cast and an interesting plot line. The only issue I have with this movie is the title. Nevertheless "Minority Report" is a fun action movie and I give it a 8.5/10/
    Steve G Super Reviewer

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