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on January 18, 2015
Forget any baggage you might have about either Tom Cruise or Steven Spielberg, both are capable of superb work and this movie is proof. The film is just chock full of high adventure, real suspense and plot twists worthy of Hitchcock. I don't know what Phillip K Dick story this came from, but I'd bet even if it isn't quite faithful to the original work, it's faithful to the author's intentions, because it makes you think deeply, even invites true philosophical contemplation, which is something old Uncle Phillip was always about.
Again, I can't say enough about the action. You can tell that Steven Spielberg is really in tune with two things: the entire history of action in films, from the subtlest intrigue to the grandest high adventure; and second he's in tune with what contemporary film is capable of, not only in terms of special effects. And he's just damn good at science fiction, too. By the end of the film you've absorbed a whole new fascinating reality, and you feel like it could all come true!
I waited more than a decade to watch this movie; big mistake! Can't recommend enough!
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on March 21, 2017
Well done - Doesn't really resemble the short story by Phillip Dick, but it was entertaining. I wish Hollywood would just follow the best advise in front of them.... The book they take their notes from... oh well, must be a "minority" as they just did whatever the heck they wanted to with this one. Regardless, still a fun flick for those sci-fi/action adventure folk out there....
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on August 11, 2016
I've been debating about whether this movie was better than Oblivion with Tom Cruise; I've determined that Minority Report is 1 star better than Oblivion. The story for Minority Report was unique and cool to watch but it didn't appear realistic to me. I never felt emotionally invested in any of the characters and the idea of the cogs was silly. I didn't know Steven Spielberg was the producer until the opening credits, and now I wonder why this movie wasn't that good. The style of the scenes and the perspectives of the shots do feel like a Spielberg film, but this didn't make the movie any better for me. It's worth watching, but worth skipping if you're on a budget.
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on March 17, 2017
If you haven't seen this movie please watch it asap!
This moving is amazing. I finally got the husband to watch it and he really liked it. When it originally came out it was way ahead of the times with graphics etc. it's still looking good after all these years. Which makes this movie that more impresssive.
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on April 19, 2017
Thrilling, scary and funny while giving wonderful performance by Tom Cruise finishing I as a awesome sci fi teen movie.
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on July 26, 2013
First off, when I order this movie brand new from Amazon.com, they told me that the movie would arrive in a normal postal time of 3-5 business days. It arrives in two days after I made the order. Thank you Amazon, you guys never quit when it comes to good quality, postal service.

"Minority Report", Directed by Steven Spielberg, is an amazing portrayal of author Philip K. Dick's short story. Unlike "A.I. Artificial Intelligence" A tremendous look into the future where murder is stopped before it happens. Tom Cruise, "John Anderton" plays the part of a cop from the department of Precrime. The department of Precrime, is run by viewing the visions from the Precognitives. The "Precogs" can see the vision of a future murder waiting to happen. John Anderton "Tom Cruise" analyzes the visions by knowing Location, victim, perpetrator, time and date of the crime.
Eventually John Anderton finds himself being a part of a murder to a man he has never meat before in his life. John ends up going on the run from Precrime as they attempt to arrest John, due to the fact of the visions of the Precogs being so perfect.
John ends up meeting up with the man, and kills him; by accident though. John also ends up finding a flaw in the system or what Philip K. Dick calls, the Minority Report, where the system is said to be so perfect that unbeknownst to the operators that the system is infact human; and when it's human there's a flaw no matter how perfect the system is.

Spielberg wanted this movie to be like "A.I Artificial Intelligence" but unlike Ai's warm color hue to the movie, Spielberg made the color hue for "Minority Report" to be a span of cooler colors using blues and whites. Spielberg wanted these colors to give a much colder prospect, since Minority Report has a much colder and darker story to the evolution of technology, and the flaws that it possesses.

Remember something very clear that, this movie does possess language, and one small brief 20 second scene with sexual content. Spielberg normally does not allow any of that content in his films unless it's absolutely necessary. In this case it indeed was. During the search for John Anderton, Precrime ends up finding out his current location at an apartment complex. Some of the officers unleash "Spiders" which are tiny little robots that search the building the for the suspect by scanning their eyes. The spiders ends up going into each and every room, scanning all of the eyes of the individuals of the building. Eventually the spiders come across a couple on a bed. Anyway, Spielberg wanted this particular scene in the movie, to make a point in the movie, where technology had evolved to the point where it can invade our personal lives and affairs, and that we will never be able to hide from it; if it continues to evolve the way it is.

The movie is in a nutshell a great action movie, with a great story, and a great message.
"In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is king."
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on November 29, 2013
John Anderton (Tom Cruise) is a Detective in the new Pre-Crime police department in D.C. in the future. The department relies on three semi-comatose detectives who can see murders before they occur allowing them to stop the murders befoore they happen and arrest the would-be murderers of a crime they would commit. Colin Farrell plays a detective placed to investigate the six year olde department's efficiency before it goes national.Anderton finds himself in a series of personal conflicts when he is accused of murdering the man presumably responsible for murdering his six year old son. He must unravel the mystery before he himself falls victim of his department. This is a really good story. Cruise and Farrell do a wonderful job and the effects are excellent without being over done. In fact many of the "modern" things sshown are currently or soon to be possible. The film itself is subtitled in English for the deaf, but, all special features are not unfortunately. They are subtitled in Spanish and French for those who require the or are fortunate enough to be bilingual. Sadly it is too often the cases that the subtitles do not extend to the special features. It tends to make one feel that we were not important enough for the extra expense. Tsk, tsk, tsj.
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on January 15, 2017
The future crime premise sinks the story, despite wonderful, chilling sequences including Cruise getting new eyes in an illegal operating room. Samantha Morton must end her streak of playing half mad, impaired human souls. Lois Smith steals the film as she instructs Cruise how to complete his impossible mission and steals a wet kiss from the younger man. Colin Farrell holds his end adroitly. "Blade Runner" sets the standard for this genre but hats off to Spielberg for making the first hour kick ass.
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If you could see the future, could you prevent it from happening? Or would events somehow conspire to make it come true?

That's the question -- never quite answered -- that lies at the heart of "Minority Report," a tightly-plotted, well-acted sci-fi movie that dabbles in chronophilosophy when it isn't bouncing through intertwined murder mysteries. Steven Spielberg's direction is tight and dramatic, the actors all do excellent jobs, and the one downside is the lackluster fight scenes.

In the not-too-distant future (next Sunday A.D.), murder is no longer a problem in the Washington DC area. The PreCrime Unit uses three "precogs" to predict where and when a murder will happen, and apprehend the murderers before they have a chance to kill.

Ever since his son was kidnapped, Captain John Anderton (Tom Cruise) has thrown himself into his PreCrime work. His faith in it is absolute, even when the justice of it is questioned by a clever young auditer, Danny Witwer (Colin Farrell). But then one of the precogs sees a vision of Anderton committing a crime: in 36 hours, he will shoot a man he has never even met before.

Like anyone else, Anderton immediately goes on the run, hoping that there is some way that the precogs could be mistaken about what will happen. His former partners and coworkers are all trying to hunt him down before he kills, but they aren't able to keep him from kidnapping the precog Agatha (Samantha Morton). Is Anderton doomed to his fate, or is the future not what PreCrime thinks it is? And who has set him up?

You can't really have a story about knowing the future without delving into the whole "free will vs. determinism" debate -- are we masters of our own fate, or will the future unfold as it was foretold? While it only lightly touches on the debate itself, "Minority Report" hinges entirely on those questions -- and while obviously it can't answer them entirely, it wraps the story in twists and double-twists that swing it both ways.

Spielberg's direction is tight, sleek and fast-moving, and he tosses in casually cruel touches (the eye-scanning spiders) that show the lack of real justice in PreCrime's world. He also shows that he's pretty amazing at making a murder mystery, twisting together some seemingly unconnected murders with a truly plausible precog-related motive. Everything makes sense by the end.

The movie's biggest problem is that the action scenes just aren't that good. The most ludicrous one is Cruise and Farrell fistfighting in a car factory as giant deadly robot arms assemble a car AROUND CRUISE, followed by Cruise simply driving out of the building. Yeah, that won't need fuel or anything.

As for Cruise, he's pretty good here. He's playing the same character he usually plays -- a pure-hearted yet tormented man fighting against the Big Bad System, and his flaws (addiction to a drug I didn't really understand) don't detract from his heroism.

Honestly, I was more intrigued by Colin Farrell's subtle performance as Danny Witwer -- a quiet, religious, intense man whose sense of justice is needled by the existence of PreCrime, and whose hunt for Anderton makes him realize that there's more going on here.. And there's a ring of other excellent performances -- Samantha Morton's ethereal Agatha, Max von Sydow, Neal McDonough, and the wildly underused Kathryn Morris as Anderton's estranged wife.

"Minority Report" is a solid, sleek action movie draped in a mantle of philosophical ponderings, and only the clumsy action sequences bog it down. Even if you're not a fan of Cruise, this movie should be seen.
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on October 21, 2015
Would you stop crime before it happened if you had the ability to do so? Even at the cost of others freedom or lives? Is sacrificing the few to save the many a crime itself? These are all the questions you will be asking yourself during the viewing of this film. This is one of Toms better films. I am not a big fan of Top Gun or Days of Thunder but I love this one. It is well written and promotes some deep thinking. Tome is a pre-crime police officer who arrests those who are thinking of committing a crime before it happens, all based on what crime the pre-cogs ( ones who see the future) can see happen. Very intriguing idea, but at what cost, and who can you trust?
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