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Minority Report

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Minority Report (Film)

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
Wide Release Date:
06/21/02
performer:
Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Spencer Treat Clark, Kathryn Morris, Tim Blake Nelson, Peter Stormare, Max von Sydow
director:
Steven Spielberg
distributor:
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
author:
68569, 10231
genre:
ActionAdventure, Mystery and Thriller, Sci-fi and Fantasy

We gave it a B

Tom Cruise runs his star machinery energetically in this elusive, futuristic thriller as a kind of sleek police chief who, tipped off by fluid-borne human psychics (none more gifted than that played by Samantha Morton), can see a homicide before it happens and avert the precrime by arresting the pre-perp. Minority Report is a meditation on free will and parenthood in a Big Brother-type society — as well as a bookend to ”A.I. Artificial Intelligence” — from Steven Spielberg, who continues to be led in midlife to dark, hard crannies of dystopia and art by the spirit of the late Stanley Kubrick.

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