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DVD - 2007
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Las Vegas showroom magician Cris Johnson has a secret which torments him. He can see a few minutes into the future. Sick of the examinations he underwent as a child and the interest of the government and medical establishment in his power, he lies low in Vegas under an assumed name. There, he performs cheap tricks and lives off small-time gambling "winnings." But when a terrorist group threatens to detonate a nuclear device in Los Angeles, government agent Callie Ferris must use all her wiles to capture Cris and convince him to help her stop the cataclysm.

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noisyflowers Apr 07, 2014

Several Philip K. Dick adaptations have been made that barely relate to the source material. Some of these have become cult classics (Blade Runner, Total Recal) and most are at least entertaining (Paycheck, Screamers). This however is the nadir of PKD adaptations. It has the thinnest of connections to the source material and other than a few laugh inducing dopey facial expressions from Nicholas Cage, it's a total snooze fest with a groan inducing clunker of an ending.

hania4987 Feb 24, 2014

This was a bit disappointing ... it more like a made-for-TV movie than a big screen action movie. It was an interesting idea, but it felt stiff and looked cheesy. This is going to sound petty, but Nicholas Cage looked ill and his hair was a distraction.

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MeReneG
Feb 24, 2014

OK adventure/thriller. Performances as you'd expect from Cage, Moore, and Biel. // Action and gunfight scenes could have been shortened without losing much. // Amazing scenery in Arizona locales.

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ONENOW
Dec 07, 2013

I thought the movie was entertaining. The concept was original and developed well. The acting was adequate, although anything with Nicolas Gage is always a little less than hoped for. Overall I would recommend this for a cold night, but I wouldn't suggest cancelling an evening at a sporting event to watch it.

aaa5756 Oct 07, 2012

This movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. “Not too bad---good performance”. "I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.”

btmslt May 07, 2012

Not the best thriller.

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Apr 14, 2008

So-so romantic thriller with Cage portraying a stage magician with ESP.

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