Minority Report (2002)

Minority Report (2002, USA) C-145m. SCOPE ** D: Steven Spielberg. Starring Tom Cruise, Max von Sydow, Colin Farrell, Steve Harris, Neal McDonough, Patrick Kilpatrick, Samantha Morton, Jessica Capshaw, Jessica Harper, Peter Stormare, cameos by Cameron Crowe, Cameron Diaz. In the mid-21st century, a so-called pre-crime organization makes use of psychics to intercept criminals before they commit a murder. One day, pre-crime exec Cruise is forced to run for it when he finds out that he himself is going to kill somebody. Big-scale adaptation of Philip K. Dick's short story is cold and calculated for most of the way and provides a technical overkill (although some of the ideas are impressive). Should have been much more intriguing and suspenseful. Also, it owes more than a bit to the superior STRANGE DAYS (1996). Coproduced by Jan de Bont.


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