Saturday, August 14, 2010

Minority Report

Sci-fi is an interesting genre on its own. Combine it with film noir and you got a really intriguing movie. Even more so if it's directed by one of the most prolific directors in Hollywood.

John Anderton (Tom Cruise) is a police officer who works for "Pre-Crime", an elite unit that predicts crimes before they happen. However, Anderton discovers that he will kill a complete stranger in less than 36 hours, making him a fugitive.

What can you expect from Steven Spielberg besides a freakin' awesome movie? Because that's what Minority Report is. Having read Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (its movie counterpart is better known as Blade Runner), another Philip K. Dick work, I already had a sense of the neo-noir that's a feature to his work. It's just so awesome. Interesting that I said that since I'm not that big of a fan of science fiction.

My Rating: *****


  1. this film got a lot of flak when it was out but i really liked it. it was different.

  2. A.I. was too much of a homage to Kubrick. Spielberg got his identity back with Minority Report, which is for me, one of his best films.

  3. I too loved Minority Report. A mind-bender of a plot with breathtaking twists and turns, combined with great SFX, terrific pacing, relentless suspense and moody photography made this an utterly compelling watch for me. As you mentioned, this is an ingenious combination of sci-fi with noir-sensibilities.


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