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Minority Report

  • Drama
  • 2002
  • Steven Spielberg
  • 139 mins
  • 12

Summary

Cop John Anderton is forced to go on the run when a supposedly infallible trio of psychics foretell he is about to kill a man he has never heard of. Convinced their prediction is false, he kidnaps one of the so-called precogs to prove his innocence - and stumbles across a complex conspiracy. Steven Spielberg's futuristic thriller, starring Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton and Max von Sydow.

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Review

Rating: 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 gadgetry. 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. 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.

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Credits

Cast

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Chief John AndertonTom Cruise
Danny WitwerColin Farrell (2)
AgathaSamantha Morton
Director Lamar BurgessMax von Sydow
Dr Iris HinemanLois Smith
Dr Solomon EddiePeter Stormare
GideonTim Blake Nelson
JadSteve Harris
Lara ClarkeKathryn Morris
Leo CrowMike Binder
Wally the caretakerDaniel London
Sean, aged nineSpencer Treat Clark
FletcherNeal McDonough
EvannaJessica Capshaw
KnottPatrick Kilpatrick
Anne LivelyJessica Harper
Sarah MarksAshley Crow
Howard MarksArye Gross
Rufus RileyJason Antoon
Donald DoobinJoel Gretsch
Bus passengerCameron Crowe
Bus passengerCameron Diaz

Crew

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DirectorSteven Spielberg

Details

Theatrical distributor
20th Century Fox
Released on
2002-07-05
Language
English
Guidance
Some violence, swearing, drug abuse, brief sex scenes.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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