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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
December 3, 2007
This busy sci-fi thriller often seems like a page full of equations rendered meaningless by an early misplaced decimal point.
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
September 22, 2007
Another failed attempt to bring Dick's deliriously paranoid mind-set to the screen.
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 3, 2007
Next features Nicolas Cage as a clairvoyant who can see events before they occur. If anyone on the production team had similar abilities, they could have foreseen that the film was a folly in the making.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
May 3, 2007
A schlocky mix of bad special effects and worse Cage hairdos.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
April 27, 2007
Once you know the rules, it's hardly worth playing. Especially when you find out you've been tricked.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
April 27, 2007
Colossal waste of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
April 27, 2007
Late in the movie, Cris shouts at a bad guy, 'I've seen every possible ending here. None of them are good for you.' It's as if he's talking to the audience, and alas, he's right.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
April 27, 2007
It [explores] different facets of its premise and transforms itself into a fairly competent suspense thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 27, 2007
Cage is cool, quiet and a touch melancholy as Johnson -- carrying the burden of his gift with a brooding brow and a ready punch line.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
April 27, 2007
It doesn't have the momentum, the quick-wittedness, to keep us wondering what's going to happen next.
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
April 27, 2007
It's too bad that Mr. Cage couldn't tap into those powers to save himself from another bad choice in roles.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
April 27, 2007
Next, which makes National Treasure look like a model of narrative logic, is almost beyond criticism.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
April 27, 2007
A routine action film with strange bits of surreal time-flopping mixed in.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
April 27, 2007
Next begins to seriously embarrass itself and its stars once it rolls to its climax.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
April 27, 2007
Next comes across like a standard clock-puncher for almost everyone involved.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
April 27, 2007
Directed by Lee Tamahori with his customary flash and glitter, Next lives from one brilliantly executed chase sequence to the next, which is more than enough reason to stay the course.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
April 27, 2007
Despite an outlandish premise, Next suffers from being too conventional.
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Tom Long
Detroit News
April 27, 2007
If this all sounds like tripe, that's because it is.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News
April 27, 2007
Good summer fun that's both brain and eye candy.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
April 27, 2007
Watchably absurd popcorn flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Justin Chang
Variety
April 26, 2007
The tagline says, 'If you can see the future, you can save it.' For that matter, if you don't see Next, you can save 96 minutes. What starts out as a mildly diverting thriller blows itself to smithereens in the final reel.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
April 26, 2007
The film fails to play by a consistent set of rules and, while it's possible to justify that endgame twist, that doesn't mean it's a good idea. Some viewers will feel cheated by what Next does, and it's hard to blame them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
April 26, 2007
Time is of the essence in the new sci-fi thriller Next, and all the major players wear expensive watches to prove it.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
April 26, 2007
Who says preposterous junk can't be fun?
| Original Score: 3/5
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David Germain
Associated Press
April 26, 2007
The paranormal thriller Next shows how a solid crew of filmmakers and performers can apply a big-studio budget to a good story idea and still have absolutely everything come out wrong.