Minority Report

Minority Report

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Director: Steven Spielberg

Cast: Steven Spielberg, Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton


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One of 2002's most highly acclaimed films, Minority Report, directed by Steven Spielberg, comes to DVD in a two-disc set. Everything is in the right place with this release, starting with the image. Framed at 2.39:1 and anamorphic (a severely cropped pan and scan version is available in a separate set), the washed-out, over-saturated visual style of director of…  See more details below


One of 2002's most highly acclaimed films, Minority Report, directed by Steven Spielberg, comes to DVD in a two-disc set. Everything is in the right place with this release, starting with the image. Framed at 2.39:1 and anamorphic (a severely cropped pan and scan version is available in a separate set), the washed-out, over-saturated visual style of director of photography Janusz Kaminski is produced with exacting measures. The intentional murkiness and overall cold color patterns are perfectly realized. There are plenty of signs of grain: just as it should be. Equally impressive are both the 5.1 English Dolby Digital and DTS tracks. Each is forceful in all respects, with just enough surround material to accentuate the aural experience, while never sacrificing dialogue or subtle sound effect clarity. The second disc in this set contains all of the supplemental materials (no, as usual, the first disc does not contain a Spielberg commentary, though it would be about time). Broken up into six sections, each contains small featurettes organized by longtime collaborator Laurent Bouzereau. These range from two-and-a-half up to nearly ten minutes, and while that may not seem impressive, the overall total runs around 90 minutes. Sections include detailed looks at the visual effects of ILM, locations, stunts, extensive art galleries, trailers, biographies, and much more. Numerous interviews from those involved, including actors Tom Cruise and Colin Farrell, production designer Alex McDowell, costume designer Deborah Scott, composer John Williams, and many others, flesh out this detailed look behind the scenes. While maybe not quite up to the standards of other two-disc sets, there is still a wealth of information on making this impressive film. Coupled with outstanding visual and auditory elements, this DVD deserves as much praise as the film itself.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Chalk up another triumph for Steven Spielberg, whose latest sci-fi effort ranks among his very best films. Minority Report, a futuristic thriller based on a story by author Philip K. Dick (Blade Runner), is also something of a tour de force for Tom Cruise. He plays police officer John Anderton, whose "future crimes" task force uses scientific technology and psychic premonitions to identify contemplated crimes and arrest the would-be perpetrators before they follow through with them. This expansive, revolutionary approach to law enforcement, overseen by visionary Lamar Burgess (Max von Sydow), seems to be foolproof -- until Anderton himself is identified as the potential murderer of a man he’s never met. Minority Report’s script synthesizes sci-fi stories, psychological thrillers, and police procedurals; the result is a complex melodrama that plays out like a particularly intricate whodunit. Spielberg’s trademark virtuosity manifests itself in the film’s striking visuals and elaborately staged action sequences. But the muscular performances of Cruise, von Sydow, and Colin Farrell (as a skeptical cop who becomes Anderton’s nemesis) -- along with those of supporting players Lois Smith, Tim Blake Nelson, and Steve Harris -- keep the story’s human element in the forefront and prevent the film from becoming an extravagantly produced piece of eye candy. To those disappointed by Spielberg’s previous genre offering, A.I., Minority Report will be seen as a much-welcome return to form.
All Movie Guide - Lucia Bozzola
In adapting one of Philip K. Dick's dystopian tales, Steven Spielberg has a tough act to follow after Blade Runner (1982) survived its box office death via E.T. (1982) to become one of the 1980s' most revered films. Rising to the challenge in eye candy and entertainment, if not philosophical depth, Minority Report (2002) finds Spielberg in top action form. With the desaturated photography lending a steely-gray cast to the deliriously high-tech activity, Spielberg neatly lays out the workings of the ominously potent Precrime outfit that sacrifices the freedom of the individual for the safety of all. The film really kicks into gear, however, once Tom Cruise's Precrime honcho John Anderton is fingered by the super-psychic Pre-Cogs and, true to Cruise form, runs. The pure cinematic pleasure in Cruise's adrenaline-rush escape from spirited G-man nemesis Colin Farrell through Washington D.C. is matched by his arrival at the lushly verdant mutant paradise cultivated by Precrime godmother Lois Smith; the rampant product placement throughout becomes a witty comment on the perils of bureaucratic omniscience. Spielberg sabotages the ending, however, by refusing to let the audience get a thought in edgewise. After over-explaining the paradoxes of Precrime, Spielberg and company negate the prior 90 minutes of sublimely bleak sci-fi noir by giving Cruise his obligatory star hero moment before ending on a vision of bucolic freedom strikingly at odds with the story's apparent implications. Sleekly crafted nevertheless, Minority Report is still an engaging walk on the safely Spielbergian dark side.
New York Times
The film is magnificently creepy, a calculated bad dream that stays with you like the best of Roger Corman. Elvis Mitchell
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert

This film is such a virtuoso high-wire act, daring so much, achieving it with such grace and skill.
Hollywood Reporter
One of [Spielberg's] most compelling and entertaining films ever. Kirk Honeycutt
San Francisco Chronicle
This is the kind of pure entertainment that, in its fullness and generosity, feels almost classic. Mick LaSalle

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Product Details

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Dreamworks Video
Region Code:
[Wide Screen]
[Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Minority Report - Story to Screen; Deconstructing Minority Report featurette; The Stunts of Minority Report featurette; The Digital World of Minority Report featurette; Final Report: In-depth discussion with Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise; Minority Report Archives: Production concepts for sets, costumes, props and vehicles, storyboard sequences, production notes, production photographs and bios

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tom Cruise Officer John Anderton
Colin Farrell Danny Witwer
Samantha Morton Agatha
Max von Sydow Director Lamar Burgess
Lois Smith Dr. Iris Hineman
Peter Stormare Dr. Solomon Eddie
Tim Blake Nelson Gideon
Steve Harris Jad
Kathryn Morris Lara Clarke
Mike Binder Leo Crow
Daniel London Wally the Caretaker
Spencer Treat Clark Sean at nine
Neal McDonough Fletcher
Jessica Capshaw Evanna
Patrick Kilpatrick Knott
Jessica Harper Anne Lively
Ashley Crow Sarah Marks
Arye Gross Howard Marks
Jason Antoon Rufus Riley
Joel Gretsch Actor
Caroline Lagerfelt Actor
Victor Raider-Wexler Actor
Dominic Scott Kay Actor

Technical Credits
Steven Spielberg Director
Ramsey Avery Art Director
Denise Chamian Casting
Jonathan Cohen Screenwriter
Bonnie Curtis Producer
Jan de Bont Producer
Michael Doven Associate Producer
Scott Frank Screenwriter
Gary Goldman Executive Producer
A. Todd Holland Set Decoration/Design
Hugo Santiago Set Decoration/Design
Industrial Light & Magic Animator
Ronald Judkins Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Kahn Editor
Janusz Kaminski Cinematographer
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
Walter Parkes 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

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Disc 1
1. Red Ball
2. The Arrest of Howard Marks
3. Clarity
4. Pre-Determination
5. Can You See?
6. Ann Lively
7. Case 1109
8. Everybody Runs
9. Auto Assembly Line
10. History of the Pre-Cogs
11. Minority Reports
12. Eyeworks
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)


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Minority Report 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 44 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was really well done. It had great special effects, and nail-biting suspense
Guest More than 1 year ago
this movie is so fickin good. i liked it better than the matrix.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An awesome look into the future. Keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great movie! I watched it several times and picked up on something new every time. I definitely recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What's there to say about Minority report besides the fact that it's one of the best films ever made? Brilliant... just brilliant.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite movie since The Matrix. It is so high-powering and keeps you on the edge of you seat.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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?
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Steven Spielberg once again impressed me with these special effects
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!