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Minority Report (2002)

PG-13 140 minutes

Directed by Steven Spielberg
Written by John Cohen, Scott Frank

 · Tom Cruise
 · Colin Farrell

Review by The Gnome (Billy Dal Porto)

This is the second attempt at the futuristic genre recently approached by Spielberg, and he scores much higher with Minority Report than he did with A.I. While the film fails to be as clever as it's short story counterpart, written by Philip K. Dick, the story created for this flick is just as riveting, if not more.




This film contains a true mind-bender of a question. If you could stop a criminal from committing a crime before it happens, would the crime still have happened? Unfortunately, Minority Report only grazes the surface of this debate and chooses to focus on a different issue: the human beings used for "Pre-Crime" and whether or not it is ethical to use living beings in such a manner. While this point is strong in itself, the bigger issue is almost ignored throughout the film.




Visually, this film is completely stunning. They did an amazing job of portraying a not so distant future that is plausible. The action in this movie is by far some of the best seen this year, being rivaled by Spider-Man alone. The acting by Tom Cruise is great as John Anderton, but he doesn't seem to show any effects from his drug use, as if it's not even a habit, let alone an addiction. Colin Farrell stole the show with his role as a detective looking for flaws and errors in the system, while at the same time searching for the truth behind John Andertons crime. The movies only fault is it's cliche'd plot of a man on the run.



Minority Report is a must see for the summer, and I cannot wait for it to come out on DVD. It's got amazing action, great acting, and good storyline. And if that's not enough for you, then those Shockwave-Guns should be plenty. Am I the only one that wants one of those as bad as a Lightsaber?

317 Words Published: 15 July 2002

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