Déjà Vu

Déjà Vu

Tony Scott (2006)

121min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Denzel Washington reteams with his Crimson Tide and Man on Fire director Tony Scott for this sci-fi thriller about manipulating the past to save lives in the future. Washington plays Doug Carlin, a New Orleans federal agent investigating a major bombing incident, who is given access to a top-secret government team experimenting with the link between the present and the past. He believes he can use their discoveries to prevent the crime from happening. The screenplay provides some provocative commentary on surveillance, home-grown terrorism and the Bush doctrine of pre-emptive strikes, but Scott is far more interested in crash, bang, wallop pyrotechnics - in particular, a freeway car chase that occurs simultaneously in the past and the present. This is a gloriously dumb thriller that occasionally teases with some serious themes, but doesn't quite follow them through.

Summary

A federal agent investigating the bombing of a ferryboat in New Orleans is given access by the government to a top-secret device that allows him to see into the past. He focuses on one victim in particular, a woman whom he believes holds the key to the crime, and becomes convinced that he can prevent the explosion ever happening. Sci-fi thriller, with Denzel Washington, Paula Patton, Val Kilmer and Jim Caviezel.

Cast & Crew

Doug Carlin Denzel Washington
Claire Kuchever Paula Patton
Agent Pryzwarra Val Kilmer
Carroll Oerstadt Jim Caviezel
Denny Adam Goldberg
Gunnars Elden Henson
Shanti Erika Alexander
Agent Jack McCready Bruce Greenwood
Director Tony Scott
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Buena VistaGuidance: Some violence.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 15 Dec 2006
Drama