Minority Report Reviews

  • Sep 10, 2020

    A thoughtful, imaginative, intriguing, fast-paced, visceral and exciting sci-fi crime thriller that delightfully mixes stylish visuals, high-octane action and an ambitious premise that fulfills its promise, turning into a great collaboration between Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise.

    A thoughtful, imaginative, intriguing, fast-paced, visceral and exciting sci-fi crime thriller that delightfully mixes stylish visuals, high-octane action and an ambitious premise that fulfills its promise, turning into a great collaboration between Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise.

  • Sep 05, 2020

    I thought this was an awesome Sci-Fi film. One of Tom Cruise's best films.

    I thought this was an awesome Sci-Fi film. One of Tom Cruise's best films.

  • Sep 03, 2020

    Well, the plot feels too weird and long, the best thing of the movie is it's soundtrack.

    Well, the plot feels too weird and long, the best thing of the movie is it's soundtrack.

  • Aug 25, 2020

    Os fins justificam os meios? A obra de Steven só não beira a perfeição por conta de um certo tipo de indecisão no que se propõe a ser. Ao iniciar do longa, acreditei estar vendo algo mais pé no chão; reflexivo. E a fotografia inevitavelmente me lembrou Blade Runner, principalmente por conta do uso das luzes. Já mais pra metade do filme, um aspecto mais aventuresco tinha vindo a tona, nem que fosse em poucas cenas. Alguns momentos cômicas quase me afastaram do filme, principalmente a cena de ação desnecessária que há. Felizmente, o filme não se entrega completamente e volta a focar na narrativa, mesmo que aquela atmosfera inicial não exista mais. Eu gostei bastante dos personagens. O drama do protagonista me pegou, mesmo não havendo um grande enfoque nisso. Sua personalidade e ideais são bem representados. O mesmo acontece com o personagem de Colin Farrel, que traz contrapontos interessantes e serve perfeitamente de "Red Herring", dando um alicerce muito grande ao plot twist. O diretor Lamar Burgess também é bem desenvolvido, indo muito além do personagem "mal por natureza". A construção do universo é ok. Não há um verdadeiro enfoque nisso, senão o apelo ao visual - pra 2002, até que chama atenção. A fotografia é muito boa, de forma geral. O suspense carregado funciona bem, nos deixando com interrogações na cabeça boa parte do filme. Por mais que haja um certo tipo de indecisão no que se diz respeito ao proposito do filme - ao menos, isso que me pareceu; nada disso chega a atrapalhar minha experiencia, que contou com momentos emocionantes e de surpresa considerável. Recomendado!

    Os fins justificam os meios? A obra de Steven só não beira a perfeição por conta de um certo tipo de indecisão no que se propõe a ser. Ao iniciar do longa, acreditei estar vendo algo mais pé no chão; reflexivo. E a fotografia inevitavelmente me lembrou Blade Runner, principalmente por conta do uso das luzes. Já mais pra metade do filme, um aspecto mais aventuresco tinha vindo a tona, nem que fosse em poucas cenas. Alguns momentos cômicas quase me afastaram do filme, principalmente a cena de ação desnecessária que há. Felizmente, o filme não se entrega completamente e volta a focar na narrativa, mesmo que aquela atmosfera inicial não exista mais. Eu gostei bastante dos personagens. O drama do protagonista me pegou, mesmo não havendo um grande enfoque nisso. Sua personalidade e ideais são bem representados. O mesmo acontece com o personagem de Colin Farrel, que traz contrapontos interessantes e serve perfeitamente de "Red Herring", dando um alicerce muito grande ao plot twist. O diretor Lamar Burgess também é bem desenvolvido, indo muito além do personagem "mal por natureza". A construção do universo é ok. Não há um verdadeiro enfoque nisso, senão o apelo ao visual - pra 2002, até que chama atenção. A fotografia é muito boa, de forma geral. O suspense carregado funciona bem, nos deixando com interrogações na cabeça boa parte do filme. Por mais que haja um certo tipo de indecisão no que se diz respeito ao proposito do filme - ao menos, isso que me pareceu; nada disso chega a atrapalhar minha experiencia, que contou com momentos emocionantes e de surpresa considerável. Recomendado!

  • Aug 18, 2020

    In April 2054, Washington, DC's prototype PreCrime police department stops murderers before they act, reducing the murder rate to zero percent. Murders are predicted using specialized mutated humans, called "Precogs", who "previsualize" crimes by receiving visions of the future. Would-be murderers are imprisoned in a benevolent virtual reality. The federal government is on the verge of adopting the controversial program nationwide. Since the disappearance of his son Sean, PreCrime Captain John Anderton (Tom Cruise) has separated from his wife Lara (Kathryn Morris) and became a drug addict. While United States Department of Justice agent Danny Witwer (Colin Farrell) is auditing the program, the Precogs generate a new prediction, stating Anderton will murder a man he does not know named Leo Crow in 36 hours. Anderton flees the area as Witwer begins a manhunt. Anderton seeks the advice of Dr. Iris Hineman (Lois Smith), the creator of PreCrime technology. She reveals that sometimes one of the Precogs, usually Agatha (Samantha Morton), has a different vision than the other two; a "minority report" of a possible alternate future. This has been kept a secret as it would damage the system's credibility. Anderton resolves to recover the minority report to prove his innocence... Rotten Tomatoes critical consensus is, "Thought-provoking and visceral, Steven Spielberg successfully combines high concept ideas and high octane action in this fast and febrile sci-fi thriller." The website listed it among the best reviewed films of 2002. Some reviewers felt that Spielberg did not adequately tackle the issues he raised. The movie has inspired much discussion and analysis, the scope of which has been compared to the continuing analysis of Blade Runner. This discussion has advanced past the realm of standard film criticism. Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek fashioned a criticism of the Cheney Doctrine by comparing its preemptive strike methodology to that of the film's PreCrime system. Richard Corliss of Time said it's "Spielberg's sharpest, brawniest, most bustling entertainment since Raiders of the Lost Ark". Mike Clark of USA Today felt it succeeded due to a "breathless 140-minute pace with a no-flab script packed with all kinds of surprises." Lisa Schwarzbaum of Entertainment Weekly praised the film's visuals,and Todd McCarthy of Variety complimented the cast's performances. Film scholar Warren Buckland recommended the film, but felt that the comedic elements—aside from Stormare's lines—detracted from the plot and undermined the film's credibility. Andrew Sarris of the New York Observer gave the film a negative review in which he described the script as full of plot holes, the car chases as silly, and criticized the mixture of futuristic environments with "defiantly retro costuming". The complexity of the storyline was also a source of criticism for Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times, who considered the plot "too intricate and difficult to follow". Both Rosenbaum and Hoberman belittled the titular minority report as a "red herring". More positive reviews have seen it similarly, but referred to it as a "MacGuffin". Steven Spielberg´s adaption of Philip K. Dick´s novel is visually stunning for being made in 2001/2002, thrilling and suspenseful with a great storyline. The film combines elements of tech noir, whodunit, thriller and science fiction genres, as well as a traditional chase film, as the main protagonist is accused of a crime he has not committed and becomes a fugitive. "Minority Report" was one of the best-reviewed films of 2002 and was nominated for several awards. It received an Academy Award nomination for Best Sound Editing, and eleven Saturn Award nominations, including Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, and Saturn Award for Best Music, winning Best Science Fiction Film, Best Direction, Best Writing, and Best Supporting Actress. The film earned over $358 million worldwide against an overall budget of $142 million (including advertising). Over four million DVDs were sold in its first few months of home release. The most commonly criticized element of the film is its ending. The film has a more traditional "happy ending" which contradicts the tone of the rest of the picture. This has led to speculation that this ending is the product of John's imagination, caused by hallucinations from his forced coma after he is incarcerated. As one observer mused, "The conclusion of Minority Report strikes me as a joke Spielberg played on his detractors—an act of perfectly measured deviltry."

    In April 2054, Washington, DC's prototype PreCrime police department stops murderers before they act, reducing the murder rate to zero percent. Murders are predicted using specialized mutated humans, called "Precogs", who "previsualize" crimes by receiving visions of the future. Would-be murderers are imprisoned in a benevolent virtual reality. The federal government is on the verge of adopting the controversial program nationwide. Since the disappearance of his son Sean, PreCrime Captain John Anderton (Tom Cruise) has separated from his wife Lara (Kathryn Morris) and became a drug addict. While United States Department of Justice agent Danny Witwer (Colin Farrell) is auditing the program, the Precogs generate a new prediction, stating Anderton will murder a man he does not know named Leo Crow in 36 hours. Anderton flees the area as Witwer begins a manhunt. Anderton seeks the advice of Dr. Iris Hineman (Lois Smith), the creator of PreCrime technology. She reveals that sometimes one of the Precogs, usually Agatha (Samantha Morton), has a different vision than the other two; a "minority report" of a possible alternate future. This has been kept a secret as it would damage the system's credibility. Anderton resolves to recover the minority report to prove his innocence... Rotten Tomatoes critical consensus is, "Thought-provoking and visceral, Steven Spielberg successfully combines high concept ideas and high octane action in this fast and febrile sci-fi thriller." The website listed it among the best reviewed films of 2002. Some reviewers felt that Spielberg did not adequately tackle the issues he raised. The movie has inspired much discussion and analysis, the scope of which has been compared to the continuing analysis of Blade Runner. This discussion has advanced past the realm of standard film criticism. Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek fashioned a criticism of the Cheney Doctrine by comparing its preemptive strike methodology to that of the film's PreCrime system. Richard Corliss of Time said it's "Spielberg's sharpest, brawniest, most bustling entertainment since Raiders of the Lost Ark". Mike Clark of USA Today felt it succeeded due to a "breathless 140-minute pace with a no-flab script packed with all kinds of surprises." Lisa Schwarzbaum of Entertainment Weekly praised the film's visuals,and Todd McCarthy of Variety complimented the cast's performances. Film scholar Warren Buckland recommended the film, but felt that the comedic elements—aside from Stormare's lines—detracted from the plot and undermined the film's credibility. Andrew Sarris of the New York Observer gave the film a negative review in which he described the script as full of plot holes, the car chases as silly, and criticized the mixture of futuristic environments with "defiantly retro costuming". The complexity of the storyline was also a source of criticism for Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times, who considered the plot "too intricate and difficult to follow". Both Rosenbaum and Hoberman belittled the titular minority report as a "red herring". More positive reviews have seen it similarly, but referred to it as a "MacGuffin". Steven Spielberg´s adaption of Philip K. Dick´s novel is visually stunning for being made in 2001/2002, thrilling and suspenseful with a great storyline. The film combines elements of tech noir, whodunit, thriller and science fiction genres, as well as a traditional chase film, as the main protagonist is accused of a crime he has not committed and becomes a fugitive. "Minority Report" was one of the best-reviewed films of 2002 and was nominated for several awards. It received an Academy Award nomination for Best Sound Editing, and eleven Saturn Award nominations, including Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, and Saturn Award for Best Music, winning Best Science Fiction Film, Best Direction, Best Writing, and Best Supporting Actress. The film earned over $358 million worldwide against an overall budget of $142 million (including advertising). Over four million DVDs were sold in its first few months of home release. The most commonly criticized element of the film is its ending. The film has a more traditional "happy ending" which contradicts the tone of the rest of the picture. This has led to speculation that this ending is the product of John's imagination, caused by hallucinations from his forced coma after he is incarcerated. As one observer mused, "The conclusion of Minority Report strikes me as a joke Spielberg played on his detractors—an act of perfectly measured deviltry."

  • Jul 23, 2020

    Another great scoff flick based on a novel by the great Philip K. Dick, with great special effects that are a visual treat, directed by Spielberg and fast furious action in the excellent script, plus good performances by all. Watch for the great short performance of the wonderful Lois Smith--she was always a treat! Max von Sydow, who unfortunately passed away in March of this year, gives another stellar performance, too.

    Another great scoff flick based on a novel by the great Philip K. Dick, with great special effects that are a visual treat, directed by Spielberg and fast furious action in the excellent script, plus good performances by all. Watch for the great short performance of the wonderful Lois Smith--she was always a treat! Max von Sydow, who unfortunately passed away in March of this year, gives another stellar performance, too.

  • Jul 23, 2020

    One of my favorite Tom Cruise movies. A lot of action all they way through.

    One of my favorite Tom Cruise movies. A lot of action all they way through.

  • Jul 21, 2020

    what a mess of storyline. This is a waste of talent.

    what a mess of storyline. This is a waste of talent.

  • Jul 20, 2020

    One of the best Steven Spielberg's movies after the Indiana Jones Trilogy. It is a mind-blowing sci-fi, crime drama. It is also one of the best movies that Tom Cruise has starred in, since Top Gun, and the Mission Impossible series. Highly recommended!!

    One of the best Steven Spielberg's movies after the Indiana Jones Trilogy. It is a mind-blowing sci-fi, crime drama. It is also one of the best movies that Tom Cruise has starred in, since Top Gun, and the Mission Impossible series. Highly recommended!!

  • Jul 17, 2020

    The story and idea are strong, but it doesn't justify it's length. There's a lot to like here, but not one I'll be craving to re-watch anytime soon.

    The story and idea are strong, but it doesn't justify it's length. There's a lot to like here, but not one I'll be craving to re-watch anytime soon.