Minority Report

Minority Report

DVD - 2003
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Washington, D.C. has been murder-free thanks to astounding technology which identifies killers before they commit their crimes. But when the chief of the pre-crime unit is himself accused of a future murder, he has just 36 hours to discover who set him up.
Publisher: [United States] : DreamWorks Home Entertainment : Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., [2003]
ISBN: 9780783292588
0783292589
Branch Call Number: DVD MINO REP
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 146 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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Onewhoissaved
May 21, 2017

I saw this movie when it came out in 2002. It starred two young stars, Tom Cruise and Colin Farrell; I liked it. How could you go wrong with a Steven Spielberg film? How tech invades CSI says it all. But now it is 15 years later and I can safely say the movie is just so-so. Colin Farrell never got to be a big star and Tom Cruise has disappointed me with many of his choices on the screen and off the screen. Outside of Max von Sydow, this film has forgettable actors and actresses. Steven Spielberg doesn't hit the bulls-eye on every film. I remember when directors were more consistently good.

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patch666
Mar 21, 2017

A decent attempt by Spielberg of the great Phillip K Dick. Tom Cruise is not very good in anything anymore. He plays Tom Cruise the persona but never the character he is supposed to be using the same old acting tricks as usual. Watch Blade Runner for the best PKD film ever .

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ROBERTFREDALLEN
Jul 24, 2016

This one was quite good.

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mySWEETComfort
Jun 13, 2016

Intellectual influences aside, I watched this movie solely for the pleasure of seeing Colin Farrell, never Tom Cruise. If one wants to see a disappointing Tom Cruise vehicle, the list is long... my personal "fav" which irks like acid and is a horribly miscast part is "Interview with A Vampire." It does little justice to Ann Rice's Vampire Series and the character of Lestat. Flip the leads around and it would be tolerable, perhaps even good. Brad Pitt as the masculine, lion-like warrior Lestat & Tom Cruise as the reluctant, simpering, wimpy, sexually confused side-kick Louis.

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JihadiConservative
Jun 11, 2016

Forget the Matrix!!Minority Report is a spectacular science fiction masterpiece directed by the great Steven Spielberg and loosely adapted from a short story by Philip K. Dick, one of the fathers of the cyberpunk genre. The movie shows us a world filled with dazzling technology but tells a personal story of a man who is betrayed by the system he worked for. There's plenty of action throughout the film but there's also some philosophy to make you think for hours after the end.

Minority Report is set in Washington, in the year 2054 and it's a great time to live in. The world has changed considerably and advanced technology pervades every aspect of life. Moving pictures draw your attention to every ad and poster. Holograms enable you to live out your wildest fantasies. Mag-lev vehicles ensure that 'car accidents' are a thing of the past. Retinal scanners are everywhere and the cops have jetpacks so the potential criminal has nowhere to run. In fact there hasn't been a single murder in Washington for six years thanks to a group of psychics who see every murder that's going to happen in the future. The police arrest these would-be criminals and place them in suspended animation. It's a good thing the system can't be tampered with and the precogs are never wrong.

At least that's what John Anderton the chief of police thinks until the precogs show him killing someone he doesn't even know. He must use all of his skills to escape and outwit the now-hostile system and find out the truth about the precogs, the conspiracies and his own destiny. All the actors give great performances, especially Tom Cruise and Samantha Morton.

Can we make choices that change our destiny or is the future inevitable. Is it fair to imprison someone for a crime they didn't commit...yet? Is this a worthy price to pay to maintain a murder-free society? Minority Report will give you a lot to think about and its engrossing mystery will keep you engaged until the very end. However, it is not a happy movie and some scenes are very heartbreaking so stay away if you don't like that sort of thing. An incredible movie and one of my personal favorites!

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THX317
Sep 05, 2015

A chilly Orwellian thriller; a dreamy-looking color-noir who-dunnit meets the death of privacy and the ever-present analytics of our near future.

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akirakato
Jun 14, 2015

This is a 2002 American neo-noir SF thriller directed by Steven Spielberg, loosely based on the short story of the same name by Philip K. Dick.
Set in Washington, D.C. in the year 2054, the police apprehends criminals based on foreknowledge provided by three psychics called "precogs".
The film's central theme is the question of free will versus determinism.
It examines whether free will can exist if the future is set and known in advance.
Although the film has nice computer graphics and the theme is good, the stolyline is much contrived and somewhat unbelievable.
Nonetheless, the film is quite interesting, fascinating and thought-provoking.

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voisjoe1_0
May 26, 2015

I don’t know how I ever missed this great film by Steven Spielberg. I subtracted a half-star because some of the fight scenes were just a little too often and a little too long (oh, maybe this is just a strategy of Spielberg’s to maximize the audience for his messages – with that possibility, it’s back to 5 stars). There are some messages about crime and punishment or is it crime and punishment for someone besides the criminal? And maybe there is a message about how the criminal evidence is sometimes faked. So maybe capital punishment is a flawed idea.

Marinetti Apr 16, 2015

Minority Report was NOT intended as a sequel to Total Recall- both movies are based on short stories written by Philip K. Dick. Incidentally, this Spielberg flick managed to completely reverse or take out anything interesting in the Philip K. Dick story of the same name- which IS worth reading.

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Looking1231
Apr 06, 2015

For a Tom Cruise movie, this is really an enjoyable one. Not a lot of people know this but this movie was meant to be a sequel to the Arnold Schwarzenegger 1990 movie Total Recall and Arnold was going to be in this but he pulled out of this movie. The movie you see is essentially the same that Arnold would have been in with very few scenes changed to suit Tom Cruise style of acting. This and Tom's Mission Impossible films are my personal favorite Cruise films. So there you go

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