Minority Report Reviews

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February 28, 2020
It's a handsome film-certainly better than A.I.-but ultimately rather tedious and falsely sentimental, as Spielberg films have a tendency to be.
November 13, 2019
Deviation from the original Dick story leaves huge gaps in the plot which require implausible explanations in order to close out the film.
August 5, 2013
Too much of Minority Report is facile, albeit at a very high level.
August 5, 2013
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.
August 5, 2013
High-concept science-fiction escapades often try to impose new ways of seeing, but Spielberg seems intent on blistering our optic nerves.
June 24, 2006
The fashionably fussy, funky veneer may convince some that the film's serious, but it's finally another chase pic, murky in detail, muddled in ideology and strangely predictable in dramatic thrust.
March 3, 2005
The movie's ponderousness is relieved only by Samantha Morton's uncanny portrayal of the psychic Agatha and by Lois Smith's turn as Dr. Hineman...
May 19, 2004
Lacking a consistent view of his source material, Spielberg pulls out all the stops by attempting to roll three wildly different genres -- action-adventure, psychological thriller, and futuristic tone poem -- into one film.
January 15, 2003
The action is fun, but the more you think about it, the slighter it feels and the more holes show.
January 13, 2003
Visually stunning and imaginative, this otherwise generic cop drama totally drops the ball when it comes to its most interesting and unique aspects of free will vs. pre-determination.
January 9, 2003
Spielberg apparently can't resist throwing in a cheerful, make-em-weep ending, which pretty much ruins the movie.
August 12, 2002
Minority Report is exactly what the title indicates, a report.
July 25, 2002
Spielberg's most unpleasant and derivative film, a nasty, tired, predictable affair that makes Hook look comparable to Schindler's List.
July 11, 2002
My own minority report is that it stinks.
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July 2, 2002
Shallow, noisy and pretentious.
June 30, 2002
Much of Minority Report is inspired, but the movie is also packed with oddball, overdone acting, the occasional clunker cliche and the feeling that Spielberg couldn't leave well enough alone.
June 23, 2002
Spielberg is like a father who tells his kids scary bedtime stories but can't bear it if they have nightmares.
June 22, 2002
Cold, unmoving, and desperately in need of a beating heart and a soaring soul, Minority Report is one of the most depressing disappointments of the year.
June 21, 2002
Minority Report aspires to more than mere mindlessness, but fails miserably, and as a result crystallizes nearly everything that I dislike about Spielberg's films.
June 21, 2002
As with A.I., Spielberg's admirable intent is to create a prescient, serious science-fiction movie. But neither A.I. nor this film comes close.
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