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Minority Report [2 Discs] (Widescreen) [Import]

Tom Cruise , Colin Farrell , Steven Spielberg    PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)   DVD
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Cruise/Farrell/Morton/Von Sydow ~ Minority Report


Set in the chillingly possible future of 2054, Steven Spielberg's Minority Report is arguably the most intelligently provocative sci-fi thriller since Blade Runner. Like Ridley Scott's "future noir" classic, Spielberg's gritty vision was freely adapted from a story by Philip K. Dick, with its central premise of "Precrime" law enforcement, totally reliant on three isolated human "precogs" capable (due to drug-related mutation) of envisioning murders before they're committed. As Precrime's confident captain, Tom Cruise preempts these killings like a true action hero, only to run for his life when he is himself implicated in one of the precogs' visions. Inspired by the brainstorming of expert futurists, Spielberg packs this paranoid chase with potential conspirators (Max Von Sydow, Colin Farrell), domestic tragedy, and a heartbreaking precog pawn (Samantha Morton), while Cruise's performance gains depth and substance with each passing scene. Making judicious use of astonishing special effects, Minority Report brilliantly extrapolates a future that's utterly convincing, and too close for comfort. --Jeff Shannon

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5.0 out of 5 stars A film that succeeds on every one of many levels July 4 2006
By Daniel Jolley TOP 50 REVIEWER
Minority Report combines an elaborate plot you can never really pin down until the very end, loads of summer blockbuster-type action, all sorts of nifty futuristic technologies and special effects, the star power of Tom Cruise, and the direction of Steven Spielberg. Given all that, this movie was virtually guaranteed to please audiences, and it does not disappoint. While the plot is loosely adapted from a short story by Philip K. Dick (who truly belongs in the upper echelon of science fiction writers but is still vastly underappreciated), it does manage to embody much of the sociopolitical questions and concerns related to technological advancement that animated Dick's body of work. In the world of Minority Report, set in 2054, privacy has basically disappeared. Retinal scans trace your every move, your mind is constantly bombarded by customized advertising (it's like having your brain infected by unlimited and infinitely invasive spyware programs), and you can be arrested and put away (in a comatose cocoon) for a crime you did not commit - if you live in Washington, D.C., at least. The experimental precrime unit set up in the nation's capitol six year ago quickly reduced the murder rate to zero, employing a trio of exceptional young people gifted (or cursed, depending on which way you look at it) with an uncanny ability to see murders before they happen - thanks to the milky liquid they lie in, their prevision powers are significantly boosted and translated into electrical data the precrime authorities can view themselves. Detective John Anderton (Tom Cruise) is the lead investigator, and he interprets the signals of the precognitives' visions in order to locate and stop each impending murder before it can happen. Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars Do You Have One? June 29 2004
Minority Report definitely ranks as one of the best future-theme movies of all time. Although not as groundbreaking as The Matrix or visually stunning as Blade Runner, it has it's own pro's.
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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Spielberg success! June 5 2004
Tom Cruise is John Anderton, a cop in this futuristic thriller. Together with Burgess, they developed PreCrime, a state-run programme which utilises biological and technological advances to predict crimes even before they happen. Three "precogs" (human "mutants" with extraodinarily acute psychic-like abilities) are at the center of this technology. One day at the swimming pool, John's young son is abducted by a mysterious stranger, whom John has never been able to trace. Through a string of premeditated circumstances, John ends up killing a man who was responsible for abducting and (he assumed) killed his son. He gets put away, but that is not it. One of the "precogs" keeps having flashback memories of a woman getting killed, but nobody has been able to trace the killer. Eventually, (I don't want to spoil this for you!) justice is served :)
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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wish I Could Give This Ten Stars June 13 2004
I am so glad my husband dragged me to see this movie. From the advertising, it did not look too interesting, although I love action and sci-fi. Minority Report is magnificent. One of the most original, thought-provoking, and entertaining movies to come along in twenty years. This is a true classic.
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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Tom is king
Published 2 months ago by Ian Steltman
2.0 out of 5 stars Minority Report
Amazon had the right price and immediate shipping as usual but the movie was a disappointment. I'm not sure I'll buy any more movies I haven't seen at least part of. Read more
Published 5 months ago by jack knautz
4.0 out of 5 stars Time and fate
If you could see the future, could you prevent it from happening? Or would events somehow conspire to make it come true? Read more
Published 8 months ago by E. A Solinas
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Concept Of A Good Movie..
What if you knew a murder was about to happen-and could prevent it?
Sounds like an easy choice, right? Read more
Published 13 months ago by trek fan
4.0 out of 5 stars a cut above most
yeah i thought it was pretty good, it did not blow me away though. Some of the action was really good and some was too cgi heavy that it lost me completely. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Sorpse
4.0 out of 5 stars sci fi film of precogs is elaborate and fun
Steven Spielberg is probably the best known film director in america and internationally recognized and its
amazing the breadth of his film work. From movies like E.T. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Anthony Marinelli
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb
One of the best sci-fi movies. Great production, good conspiracy roll out. Some of the "future" is a bit over the top (the highways), but otherwise great.
Published on May 18 2011 by Brownie
3.0 out of 5 stars disappointing collaboration between Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise
considering this movie is directed by Steven Spielberg and stars Tom
Cruise,it should be a great movie.but it's not.it's based on a short
story by Philip K.Dick. Read more
Published on Aug. 21 2007 by falcon
3.0 out of 5 stars does not live up to the hype.
this was supposed to be a glimpse into a very possible future.i heard on an hbo special that the directer payed the top experts in almost every field to come to his house for the... Read more
Published on July 15 2004 by abe
2.0 out of 5 stars Awful Minority
I may be in the minority, but Minority Report is awful. Tom Cruise shines in actual human dramas like Jerry McGuire or Rainman, but this futuristic garbage, this futurramma cop is... Read more
Published on June 28 2004 by R. A Rubin
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