Minority Report

  • 12
  • Steven Spielberg (2002)
  • US
  • 139 min
Minority Report
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Film Review
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4 out of 5

This masterfully sleek vision of the future from director Steven Spielberg is an awesome mix of skewed science fiction, twisty Hitchcock-style thrills, stunning blue-grey tinged photography and outstanding design, featuring a fantastic array of cool equipment, gadgets and RoboCop-type applications. Set in 2054, when police use precognitive mutants to detect homicides before they're committed, the plot sees top "Pre-cop" Tom Cruise identified as a future killer and forced to go on the run to discover why he's been set up and by whom. Well-judged commercial action requirements dovetail flawlessly with ingenious sophistication as Spielberg hurtles with artful swiftness through one spectacularly mounted suspense sequence after another - none better than the snooping robot spiders scuttling through a tenement slum to identify Cruise via his coded eyeballs. Adroitly realised by Spielberg to amaze and rivet in turn, this is what sci-fi cinema should always be about but rarely is - mind-boggling images and a literate, witty script skilfully working together in perfect harmony to create a world of unnerving wonder. It's absolutely terrific stuff - Blade Runner finally has a serious rival as the best Philip K Dick screen adaptation.

Plot Summary

Futuristic action thriller from director Steven Spielberg, based on the Philip K Dick short story, starring Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton. In the mid-21st century, John Anderton is in charge of the Justice Department's Precrime unit, an elite force that can predict offences and make arrests before the crimes are committed. But Anderton's life falls apart when he is labelled a future murderer and forced to go on the run to clear his name.

Cast and crew


Chief John Anderton
Tom Cruise
Danny Witwer
Colin Farrell (2)
Samantha Morton
Director Lamar Burgess
Max von Sydow
Dr Iris Hineman
Lois Smith
Dr Solomon Eddie
Peter Stormare
Tim Blake Nelson
Steve Harris
Lara Clarke
Kathryn Morris
Leo Crow
Mike Binder
Wally the caretaker
Daniel London
Sean, aged nine
Spencer Treat Clark
Neal McDonough
Jessica Capshaw
Patrick Kilpatrick
Anne Lively
Jessica Harper
Sarah Marks
Ashley Crow
Howard Marks
Arye Gross
Rufus Riley
Jason Antoon
Donald Doobin
Joel Gretsch
Bus passenger
Cameron Crowe
Bus passenger
Cameron Diaz


Steven Spielberg

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
20th Century Fox
Some violence, swearing, drug abuse, brief sex scenes.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Released 5 Jul 2002
Certificate 12