2054. Washington est désormais une ville propre. La publicité anticipe les désirs des consommateurs, les empreintes rétiniennes servent aux contrôles didentité, les crimes sont de lhistoire ancienne. En effet, le programme Pré-crime permet aux policiers de prévenir les meurtres, grâce aux prévisions de trois pré-cogs, des êtres humains génétiquement modifiés. Mais tout se complique lorsquune de leurs visions implique le flic-vedette de la maison, John Anderton.
À force de tirer les ficelles de grosses productions, Spielberg semble avoir perdu la finesse qui caractérisait son premier essai dans le genre, Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Rajoutez à cela un Tom Cruise de plus en plus monolithique et vous obtenez un film qui ne tient pas ses promesses. Malgré la présence de Max von Sydow, un scénario plus quintéressant (qui aurait pu soulever une réflexion poussée sur les dérives de la sécurité publique et la surconsommation) et une mise en scène indéniablement inventive, Minority Report ne décolle pas complètement. Mais léternelle naïveté optimiste de Spielberg, elle, réussit toujours à attendrir. --Helen Faradji
In a future where future crimes are predicted using triplets or 'Pre Cogs' with the ability to foresee events yet to come, the Police Officer in charge and support of the device himself (Tom Cruise) is accused of a murder that he has yet to commit. Though he believes that he is innocent, the squad doesn't, so Cruise sets out on his journey to find the truth.
The storyline for the movie is interesting, very thought provoking. A lot of what is talked about sounds complicated at first, but listening closely will reveal that they are really talking about the Minority Report of Cruise. Listen even more closely and you'll understand the entire movie, otherwise you will be lost.
Good actors playing good characters, impressive special effects, quality action, and a deepening plot - Minority Report is definitely worth the price of admission.
Tom Cruise and Colin Farrell are wonderful in their roles as Precrime Police, stopping crimes and charging "criminals" even though the crime has not taken place. The Precrime Police have three empaths who provide them with information. The empaths are suspended in water solution, and although they are not slaves, have never seen the outside world. One of the empaths is female. She is one of the most compelling characters, although she does not say much or get much screen time.
The last scene had a few women in the theater crying.
This movie is about the future, but it does make you think : what if one day we can all predict everything that's going to happen,and change them before they happen? Can that be a good thing? I think not. Life is full of choices and possibilities. Once these choices and possibilities are taken away from us, then really, why should we even bother to live it?
Premeditating the future is an interesting idea but imagine if someone told you you're gonna kill someone tomorrow. Given the right circumstances, you end up at the point where you are going to kill someone but haven't yet. If you recognise the fact that life is about choice, you know you can prove the prediction wrong by not killing. But if you do not recognise the fact that you can choose what you do and change what they predict about you, then you have really lost the plot - i.e. you'd be just a pawn in someone else's game.
Great sci-fi thriller. Very fast paced, very meaningful theme, you never really know what's gonna happen, and great special effects.