Lee Tamahori (2007)

12A Certificate


Our Score
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!


A magician has the ability to see into the immediate future. When intelligence suggests a nuclear attack on Los Angeles is imminent, an FBI counter-terror agent sets out to persuade the gifted individual to use his psychic powers to avert disaster. Thriller, starring Nicolas Cage, Julianne Moore, Jessica Biel and Thomas Kretschmann.

Cast & Crew

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 Zuñiga
Kendall Michael Trucco
Mr Jones Enzo Cilenti
Director Lee Tamahori
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: EntertainmentGuidance: Violence, swearing.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 27 Apr 2007