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May 20, 2017
Perhaps somewhat problematic in certain areas, but overall very thought-provoking, well-acted, beautifully crafted film by legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg.
May 19, 2017
Even as it winds down,"Minority Report" is never without intelligent, original, and involving ideas.
½ May 17, 2017
A sometimes overlooked futuristic noir-thriller from Speilberg which is based on the short story by Phillip K Dick. A detective who works for an agency where murders are prevented before they are commited is himself, framed and must prove his innocence. Great plot, cast, direction and viewed today in this rapidly evolving techno-world, it's only the more prescient. For me it's up there with some of the most thought-provoking science fiction movies.
½ May 7, 2017
It's good but a lot of annoying, bad filming...its kinda of an interesting mess with a fairly good script, Tom's looks are a main focus as his face is focused on a lot...he can pull off a leading man in action, almost up to par with Harrison Ford. Speildberg did an ok job, lots of innovatíon, very unique points. But others too absurd and staged as if it was unnatural and fake as plastic, to the point its annoying and unpleasant. It captivates your attention and you do want to know the outcome along with its handsome hero, Tom.
½ April 12, 2017
Good action steven Spielberg movie starring Tom cruise. It's not the best classic steven Spielberg but a new take and is pretty successful, I think he pulled it off. But first let's talk about Tom cruise. He is good and entertaining, his character is good and you get to feel how he feels. If I didn't tell you that this a steven Spielberg film you would be shocked, that's how I felt when I found out that he directed the movie. Yes it is boring in the middle but the ending and that Tom was in a little house in the middle of nowhere was confusing because what the fudge happened but I think he was in the house the whole tune.
April 8, 2017
With a strong, impressive, idea-driven plot and intense action, Minority Report is both a mature exercise in storytelling, and a very entertaining action movie.
½ March 13, 2017
MINORITY REPORT was overall pretty good. Some parts were brutal or confusing, but it was a really good idea. Really good.
March 13, 2017
So, this is a really good movie, however, you know I hate movies based on science fiction futures. Kills it for me. Still good though.
March 3, 2017
Interesting thriller!
March 2, 2017
Brilliant, this film is proof of Spielberg's greatness if you ever need some.
February 14, 2017
Spielberg showing that he can do it all. This is a great sci-fi action film. It is actually Spielberg's most underrated film. It has good acting, great characters, a great plot, and a very thought provoking underlying message. The visual effects still look great today.
February 11, 2017
A sometimes overlooked futuristic noir-thriller from Speilberg which is based on the short story by Phillip K Dick. A detective who works for an agency where murders are prevented before they are commited is himself, framed and must prove his innocence. Great plot, cast, direction and viewed today in this rapidly evolving techno-world, it's only the more prescient. For me it's up there with some of the most thought-provoking science fiction movies.
January 9, 2017
Minority Report is an action-packed futuristic sci fi thriller directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Cruise.

It's set in a futuristic 2054, with a lot of futuristic technology, some of which is already here. We already have thermal scanners and the early stages of biometric scanners.

One of the prime themes in Minority Report is precognition. Three Precogs are kept floating in a little pool in a state of sleep, milked for their nightmares of actual murders. An enterprising guy contrived to use the Precogs, like animals, and the PreCrime Unit was created. PreCrime detection has brought the murder rate in Washington DC to about 0, a phenomenal success.

Now, someone from the Attorney General's office is looking into it, with the possibility of expanding the system nationwide, which I don't see how would work since the PreCogs can only sense murders in a 200 mile radius, right? And there are only 3 of them, so in order to expand it nationwide, you'd need to create more PreCogs by giving more pregnant women the drugs that caused it, which we find out is fatal for nearly all children born this way. Dilemmas which they don't really get into in this.

Detective John Anderton, whose own son was murdered before the PreCrime system went into effect, works relentlessly as a member of the PreCrime Team to stop murders before they happen. When this supposedly failproof murder detection system says that Anderton himself is going to commit a murder, Anderton goes on the run and tries to figure out what is going on and why. He is in a race against time and a race against getting caught. It doesn't help that almost everywhere he goes, scanning technologies identify him.

With all the action and suspense, it's easy to overlook multiple characters who seemed to be strangely odd, possibly sexually deviant. For example, the guy who takes care of the PreCogs. He seems to especially like Agatha. And the surgeon and his naughty nurse who change out Anderton's eyes? Wow.
½ January 2, 2017
A empty sci fi movie. Finally completed it after many attempts. 7 stars is an over-rating, mostly for the attempt at a complex story.
½ December 28, 2016
If it wasn't so long, it would have been a 4. There was a lot of cool action and some interesting ideas. I enjoyed it but any movie at that length can never hold my attention.
½ December 8, 2016
Excellent from beginning to end!
December 7, 2016
One of the most complex and mind ending plots I have seen. A great film with decent action and effects that still hold up well today. More films today should be like this.
½ December 5, 2016
A great twisted score fiction film.
December 3, 2016
I need to see this again!
½ November 18, 2016
Steven Spielberg directs Tom Cruise in Minority Report. Cruise is Chief John Anderson and he is in charge of a brand-new wave of criminal enforcement. Through use of these 3 individuals with pre-cogitative abilities they are able to see murders in the future before they even occur. Anderson leads a task force that reviews the circumstantial recording of the possible murder, and then arrests the suspect before they can commit the murder.

The new defense system is making the murder rate drop dramatically and it is deemed to be a huge success. Detractors such as Danny Witwer (Colin Farrell) question the integrity of program, and appears to be right when Anderson is the vision of the next crime. Anderson is in disbelief as he is accused of murdering a man he does not even know within 36 hours, and is on the run to avoid being questioned and captured. While on the run he discovers investigates and discovers some undisclosed anomalies with the pre-crime program known as the Minority Report. He figures this is the only way to prove his innocent, and find out who set him up and he must get back the lead pre-cog (Samantha Morton) to help explain her vision.

Minority Report is set in year 2054 and makes for an entertaining science fiction action film. Cruise is a great lead and keeps the movie pace going despite an over 2-hour run-time. Spielberg does his best to direct and present a darker film that contradicts some of his earlier works. The gritty lighting and imagery do not particularly suite the directors style, but it does not detract or particularly enhance the picture. The action sequences are mostly forgettable, and the use of technology and is used sporadically throughout the film, but mostly for the action sequences. Per Spielberg, there a few thrilling moments as well. The best aspect of the film is really the mystery of how Anderson uncovers the glitch in the pre-crime program and how he figures how he was setup. Although Minority Report is a decent film overall, it will mostly be forgotten despite some of the big names attached.

-11.18.2016
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