Minority Report Reviews

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June 15, 2016
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.
August 5, 2013
The worst thing about the new Steven Spielberg picture is the title, Minority Report. The best thing about it is pretty much everything else.
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.
August 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.
July 6, 2010
Ferociously intense, furiously kinetic, it's expressionist film noir science fiction that, like all good sci-fi, peers into the future to shed light on the present.
June 4, 2007
A highly effective thriller whose futuristic panoramas rival those of A.I. Artificial Intelligence.
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.
August 9, 2002
The director creates a vision of the future that's richly detailed and fascinating.
July 19, 2002
Cruise brings just the right shading of depth to his performance. He allows glimpses into Anderton's emotions but doesn't forget that, when all is said and done, this is an action movie.
July 11, 2002
My own minority report is that it stinks.
July 11, 2002
A fantastically confident and exhilarating thrill-ride into the future which far more satisfactorily combines Kubrick's chilly sense of the alienating and the bizarre with Spielberg's own mastery of sugar-rush suspense tactics.
July 11, 2002
Final Report: Good, yes; great, no.
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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 25, 2002
A movie of haunting images and mindless thrills.
June 25, 2002
The film's futuristic vision is dazzling yet remains unnervingly dark, wowing the eyes whilst challenging the mind.
June 22, 2002
While it strays from Dick's narrative, it nails the basic premise and some quintessential Dickian motifs.
June 21, 2002
A classy, chilly quasi-Hitchcockian affair.
June 21, 2002
Steven Spielberg creates a ghastly, frightening world in Minority Report, a world light -- or, rather, dark -- years away from the honeyed allegories and adventures he made earlier in his career.
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