"Who is he? "
"I have no idea! I've never heard of him! But I'm supposed to kill him in less than thirty-six hours."
This film is definitely up there with Jaws and Raiders Of The Lost Ark as some of Spielberg's best, and also one of the most engaging sci-fi thrillers I've seen.
The depiction of the future, along with the production design and the technology they use, is all instantly believable, whilst being slightly terrifying at the same…
An ambitious and daring visionary experience crafted with breathtaking imagination and intelligence. Steven Speilberg's technical mastery and Phillip K. Dick's ingenious source material combine to create a immensely complex dystopian worlds that will dazzle your senses and challenge your mind. One of the best sci-fi thrillers of the last 20 years, Speilberg proves yet again that when giving more mature material he can work magic with it.
"Why'd you catch that?"
"Because it was going to fall."
"But it didn't fall. You caught it. The fact that you prevented it from happening doesn't change the fact that it was going to happen."
"John, don't run."
You don't have to chase me."
"You don't have to run."
"Everybody runs, Fletch."
I've seen Minority Report a couple of times by now, but I haven't really seen it until tonight. I always found it an enjoyable film,…
One of Steven Spielberg's finest: a thrilling whodunnit that balances a plethora of genres, blockbuster spectacle and smart storytelling to create one of the most truly satisfying films of the noughties.
Arguably its one of Tom Cruises best roles, here he dumps his "Tom Cruise" routine for a hero morally flawed but emotionally committed to a system which is used against him that evolves into a climax that's not just twisty and exhilarating but arrives with an emotional wallop. A…
Cracking idea for a film and in the main it is executed very well. There are a few elements that do seem to make no sense and I doubt old Cruisey would have made those decisions let alone someone who is meant to be a leading police officer in a pioneering department.
Just a quick one, how I would prove I didn't kill someone would be not to go to the murder scene. EVER.
Barring that it is ok and pretty good. Always worth a watch.
If you dig up the past you're only gonna get dirty.
“Congratulations, you created a world without murder…all you had to do was kill someone to do it.”
Minority Report is such an ambitious film. Based on Philip K. Dick’s short story “The Minority Report” Spielberg’s film deals with themes surrounding destiny, sight, justice, and self-acceptance with the use of precognition. The film centers on a world without murder because of Pre-Crime. The police force of D.C. use people called precogs to determine future murders and then stop them. But what…
'Sometimes, in order to see the light, you have to risk the dark.'
Before Spielberg introduced us to a CGI Tintin & started becoming interested in producing Sci-Fi TV shows that starred Noah Wyle, he spent some of the early 2000's making this jewel of a film.
Phillip K. Dick film adaptations are famous for being spectacular classics (when in the right hands of course), just look at Total Recall & Blade Runner. But what makes Minority Report stand out are three…
Hadn't seen it since it first came out 10 years ago. Remembered hating its hybrid shiny/grungy future aesthetic and sub-Columbo whodunnitry. Reverse Shot's recent reconsideration of Spielberg's entire output made curious to watch it again. If anything, I disliked it even more this time. Every aspect of the production and plot feel over-engineered, with the admittedly wild premise of psychic slave-detectives continually undercut by generic and utterly outdated tricks of murder fiction, most egregiously when the killer gives himself away…
It's true, I only just saw Minority Report now. The past decade has vindicated some of its futuristic predictions while other parts of it have dated rather badly, but it's just a fun cinematic ride, so I was happy to watch it that way.
Overall, it's rather shaky. The chief problem here is that Spielberg doesn't handle film noir very confidently; his obsession with grand American family themes, classical heroes, and neat endings doesn't really click well with a story…
I love Spielberg. I really do. I won’t hide that. But now that I’m “grown-up” I’ve learned to appreciate his filmd in a different way. I have realized that he does better films when he works with thrillers and action material (Jaws, Indy, Ryan) than when he wants to impress the Academy (War Horse, for example). When he’s focused on entertain and tell an exciting story accomplishes more things than when he gets serious and solemn.
Minority Report is the…
Steven Spielberg's "Minority Report" is a definitive sci-fi film, with twists and turns around every corner. Spectacular action scenes, a great script, and really good performances make this film a brilliant, smart and entertaining blockbuster.
Fantastic action sequences, Tom Cruise on form to say the least, and a well thought out world. It all looks amazing. My only complaint is this: it is overly dark. I remember liking it a lot when I first saw it a few years back, and I still do, but I did not remember how ominous and dark it is. Lose the gruesome-looking murder predictions and cut back on the precog-weirdness, then we just might have a sci-fi masterpiece.