Deja Vu (2006, USA) C-126m. SCOPE *** D: Tony Scott. Starring Denzel Washington, Paula Patton, Val Kilmer, Jim Caviezel, Adam Goldberg, Elden Henson, Erika Alexander, Bruce Greenwood, Matt Craven. Ultra-slick high-tech thriller about ATF agent Washington, who investigates in the aftermath of a New Orleans ferry bombing which killed more than 500 people. When he is asked to join a special unit which has the technology to look into the past by "bending" the time-continuum, they try to find out who planted the bomb. Can they catch the terrorist this way and save hundreds of lives? The catch: The past is a video-stream that delivers pictures which are exactly 4 days and 6 hours old, there is no going back beyond that (or forward). Sounds silly and unbelievable, but movie is so superbly directed and suspenseful that you are in for a terrific thrill ride if you buy into that premise with its delightful complications. Washington gives a dynamite performance. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.


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