Minority ReportDirector: Steven Spielberg
Based on a short story by the late Philip K. Dick, this science fiction-thriller reflects the writer's familiar preoccupation with themes of concealed identity and mind control. Tom Cruise stars as John Anderton, a Washington, D.C. detective in the year 2054. Anderton works for "Precrime," a special unit of the police department that arrests murderers before they have committed the actual crime. Precrime bases its work on the visions of three psychics or "precogs" whose prophecies of future events are never in error. When Anderton discovers that he has been identified as the future killer of a man he's never met, he is forced to become a fugitive from his own colleagues as he tries to uncover the mystery of the victim-to-be's identity. When he kidnaps Agatha (Samantha Morton), one of the precogs, he begins to formulate a theory about a possible frame-up from within his own department. Directed by Steven Spielberg, who hired a team of futurists to devise the film's numerous technologically advanced gadgets, Minority Report co-stars Colin Farrell, Max von Sydow, and Neal McDonough.
This film is such a virtuoso high-wire act, daring so much, achieving it with such grace and skill.
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Cast & Crew
|Tom Cruise||Officer John Anderton|
|Colin Farrell||Danny Witwer|
|Max von Sydow||Director Lamar Burgess|
|Lois Smith||Dr. Iris Hineman|
|Peter Stormare||Dr. Solomon Eddie|
|Tim Blake Nelson||Gideon|
|Kathryn Morris||Lara Clarke|
|Mike Binder||Leo Crow|
|Daniel London||Wally the Caretaker|
|Spencer Treat Clark||Sean at nine|
|Jessica Harper||Anne Lively|
|Ashley Crow||Sarah Marks|
|Arye Gross||Howard Marks|
|Jason Antoon||Rufus Riley|
|Dominic Scott Kay||Actor|
|Ramsey Avery||Art Director|
|Jan de Bont||Producer|
|Michael Doven||Associate Producer|
|Gary Goldman||Executive Producer|
|A. Todd Holland||Set Decoration/Design|
|Hugo Santiago||Set Decoration/Design|
|Industrial Light & Magic||Animator|
|Ronald Judkins||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Anne Kuljian||Set Decoration/Design|
|Aric Lasher||Set Decoration/Design|
|Leslie McDonald||Art Director|
|Alex McDowell||Production Designer|
|Sergio Mimica-Gezzan||Associate Producer,Asst. Director|
|Gerald R. Molen||Producer|
|Gary Rydstrom||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Deborah L. Scott||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Maya Shimoguchi||Set Decoration/Design|
|Ronald Shusett||Executive Producer|
|John Williams [composer]||Score Composer|
1. Red Ball/Main Title
2. The Arrest of Howard Marks
5. Can You See?
6. Ann Lively
7. Case 1109
8. Everybody Runs
9. Auto Assembly Line
10. History of the Precogs
11. Minority Reports
13. Public Pool
14. The Spyders
15. Agatha Is the Key
16. Downloading Agatha
17. Balloon Man
18. Leo Crow
19. An Echo
20. So Much Love in This House
21. All Thumbs
22. A World Without Murder
23. Forgive Me, John
24. In Peace/End Credits
From Story to Screen: The Story, the Debate
From Story to Screen: The Players
Hall of Containment
Max Von Sydow
Tim Blake Nelson
Gerald R. Molen
Walter F. Parkes
Janusz Kaminski, ASC
Michael Kahn A.C.E.
Deborah L. Scott
5.1 Dolby Digital [English]
2.0 Dolby Surround [English]
5.1 Dolby Digital [French]
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Based on a Philip K. Dick story, this movie is meant, built, written, created, to be a gloomy and rough tale of a hunter cop turned hunted. Instead of being true to the source, Spielberg, heavy handed as ever, turned this into a story like every other in his movies - love, family, warmth - and it is a shame. The result is a great visual effects movie with a mediocre leading man and a transplanted soul. For references on how it should have been done, please check out 'Total Recall'. In the meantime, feel free to skip this lame rendition that could have been great in the hands of some other, less warm-fuzzies director.
Ignore what the other reviewer said. MINORITY REPORT is an all-out action thrill ride. The action scenes are extremely well-done and the special effects are so believable that you feel engulfed within the story. I loved this movie. It has some of the best of Spielberg and the best of Cruise. He also was able to create some of the most thrilling action sequences since SAVING PRIVATE RYAN and RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK! You would have to be a fool to miss this film.
This movie was really well done. It had great special effects, and nail-biting suspense
this movie is so fickin good. i liked it better than the matrix.
An awesome look into the future. Keeps you on the edge of your seat.
How could critics call this movie a ''mild disapointment''?. As of right now (before Lord of the Rings comes out) this is the best movie of the year. Great visual effects, top- notch acting, and a suspenseful murder mystery will easily entertain you over and over again. If this movie proves one thing, it's that Speilberg is the master of directors. He's proved it before, but this movie drives his greatness home. An awesome movie that can't be missed.
The first time I saw this movie I didn't quite get it. I decided to go back and see it again and enjoyed it more. The movie is dark and the direction heavy handed but it works. Great twists and plenty of action will keep you hooked.
Wow. That is really all this movie needs. It's original, it's got a (gasp) plot (which isn't always seen these days), it's got good directing and good acting (also not seen much these days), and it's got twists. A huge twist, right at the end. Just becasue you're not a science-fiction nerd, doesn't mean you can't see it. People everywhere will appreciate it.
A movie that begins well enough as a lean mean tech noir machine, but then gets bogged down in an all-too predictable conspiracy plot and mushy family friendly happy ending. At least one plot hole that you could drive a planet through, and some really juvenile attempts at gross-out humor don't help matters much. It has delusions of relevance, of having a SERIOUS MESSAGE, but whatever that message is has been buried under enough high tech art-direction and CGI to effectively obscure it. A bore.
Great movie! I watched it several times and picked up on something new every time. I definitely recommend it.
This movie kept up a great sense of suspense and action throughout. There was never a scene where you absolutly knew what was going to happen until it did.
Once again, Spielburg has given us another excellent film to treasure. What a great nailbiting thriller this is! Even if you don't like sci-fi movies you will probably love this.
What's there to say about Minority report besides the fact that it's one of the best films ever made? Brilliant... just brilliant.
From the high-tech weapons, stunning visual effects, and intriguing story line, this is a great film. The future of murder can be predicted, and cop John Anderton played by Tom Cruise, helps stop murders from happening. But when he gets predicted to commit a murder, he must run from his own department and discover the truth about his murder. It has awesome action sequences, especially one where jet-pack wearing cops chase Cruise all around a deserted alley. It's awesome! Spielberg does a great job creating a thoroughly believable world and Tom Cruise gives a great performance. This is one movie you can't afford to miss! One of the best films of the year!
This is my favorite movie since The Matrix. It is so high-powering and keeps you on the edge of you seat.
A stellar dystopian movie of our futuristic America, Minority Report deals with the myriad problems we will face as technology becomes more powerful. Breeches the subject of nanotechnology in a popular film... For a good read about a similar 1984-style book on nanotechnology, I recommend CONQUEST OF PARADISE by Britt Gillette, a fictional account of the assembler breakthrough. The problems of Minority Report may come sooner than we think.
YOU COULD NOT TAKE YOUR EYES AWAY FROM THE TV FOR EVEN A MINUTE. THINGS KEPT MOVING FORWARD CONSTANTLY. NO BORING SPOTS FOR BATHROOM BREAKS.
The title says it all...Yet you have to see it to 'get it'...I was amazed to find an action flic that both my action-fan husband and I could enjoy together. This was truely a thriller, with a thick plot, chemistry between characters and Tom Cruise! What more could a girl ask for?
This could have been a great film. The movie gives a twist to thoughtcrime and constant electronic surveillance by adding a foundation of commercialism (and you thought pop-ups were annoying). But unfortunately, no one seemed to tell Spielberg that the society was supposed to be a dystopia. Instead, this film becomes yet another shallow and sentimental cop-out. If you like Blade Runner, watch this one without the final fifteen minutes.
Spielberg cooks up some pap for us with a nicely tinited sci-fi film about the dangers of a world where John Ashcroft is allowed to run amok. Naturally there is the usual daddy-child junk going on which is de riguer in the ''valuable lesson'' department of his entire oeuvre. But this one has no meat on the bones. Nice people, pretty pictures. There is one beautiful thing about this film: Max von Sydow showing every gentleman amateur and Mr. Twenty-Million Dollar Cruise how a real pro takes fecal dialogue and makes something out of it. Every scene should be required viewing for students of James Lipton. The seven minutes he is on screen is a tribute at the altar of Thespus.
Steven Spielberg once again impressed me with these special effects
Based on Philip K. Dick's short story, Minority Report stars Tom Cruise as John Anderton, a cop working for ''Precrime'' in 2054 Washington D.C. Interesting twist on ''thoughtcrime'' and great special effects from Steven Spielberg!
Spielberg and Cruise work together in this futuristic science fiction movie about a new way of law enforcement in 2054 Washington, called ''Precrime''. Cruise plays tormented cop, John Anderton, whose son was kidnapped years earlier and now it influences all future decisions. Samantha Morton plays ''Agatha'', one of the precogs who ''sees'' crimes before they ''happen'' and does an oustanding job.(One wonders why she never speaks out about the slavery imposed on her by the Precrime system.) The special effects and human elements make this a very good story. Watch out for the gory bit about the eyes.
This is an action-packed movie that will keep you glued to you seat. But you have to see it to ''get it'' It's a great movie that everyone can enjoy from beginning to end. It's just awes0me! No boring parts, no going to the bathroom, you just can't....I've watched it hundreds of times, that's how much I loved it!