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  • 12
  • Lee Tamahori (2007)
  • US
  • 91 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
2 out of 5

The quality of the Philip K Dick adaptations that come out of Hollywood could not be more varied. Unfortunately, this is more akin to the awful Impostor than the compelling Blade Runner. In director Lee Tamahori's crass take on Dick's short story The Golden Man, Nicolas Cage plays a Las Vegas magician who can see two minutes into the future. FBI counter-terror agent Julianne Moore needs to use his talent to thwart a nuclear attack on Los Angeles. Cage and Moore coast through the mediocre sci-fi action while Jessica Biel, as Cage's pre-destined love interest, gives the best performance. This is implausible nonsense, with key plot points seemingly jettisoned in order to promote the daftness of the production. Blatant exposition, unintentional hilarity and video game-style visual effects keep everything at B-movie levels, and when the major trick occurs (merely to furnish a disaster movie climax) it actually becomes irritating. Next!

Plot Summary

Sci-fi thriller starring Nicolas Cage and Julianne Moore. Cris Johnson has the gift of being able to see a few minutes into the future, and uses his ability to make a living as a magician in Las Vegas. But when terrorists threaten to detonate a nuclear device, Cris's skill becomes a valuable asset to agents trying to prevent the attack.

Cast and crew

Cast

Cris Johnson
Nicolas Cage
Callie Ferris
Julianne Moore
Liz
Jessica Biel
Mr Smith
Thomas Kretschmann
Irv
Peter Falk
Cavanaugh
Tory Kittles
Wisdom
Jim Beaver
Security chief Roybal
José Zuniga
Kendall
Michael Trucco
Mr Jones
Enzo Cilenti

Crew

Director
Lee Tamahori

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Entertainment
Guidance: 
Violence and swearing.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 27 Apr 2007
Certificate 12
Categories
Drama

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