Minority Report

John Anderton is a top 'Precrime' cop in the late-21st century, when technology can predict crimes before they're committed. But Anderton becomes the quarry when another investigator targets him for a murder charge.

Directed by: Steven Spielberg Scott Frank Sergio Mimica-Gezzan Robert Rooy Brian Relyea David H. Venghaus Jr. Kathleen 'Bo' Bobak Ana Maria Quintana Nancy Blewer Kurt Uebersax
Genres: Action, Thriller, Science Fiction, Mystery,
Production Company: Digital Image Associates, Cruise/Wagner Productions, Blue Tulip Productions, Ronald Shusett/Gary Goldman, Amblin Entertainment, 20th Century Fox, DreamWorks Pictures,

Minority Report - The system is perfect until it comes after you. - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 20-06-2002
  • Runtime: 145 Minutes
  • Popularity: 16.76
  • Vote Count: 6,753
  • IMDB Rating: 7.3
  • Budget: USD 102,000,000
  • Revenue: USD 358,372,926
  • Region: United States of America ( US ),
  • Homepage: N/A

Photo Name Character
Tom Cruise - Azwaad Movie Database Tom Cruise Chief John Anderton
Colin Farrell - Azwaad Movie Database Colin Farrell Danny Witwer
Samantha Morton - Azwaad Movie Database Samantha Morton Agatha
Max von Sydow - Azwaad Movie Database Max von Sydow Director Lamar Burgess
Peter Stormare - Azwaad Movie Database Peter Stormare Dr. Solomon Eddie
Tim Blake Nelson - Azwaad Movie Database Tim Blake Nelson Gideon
Kathryn Morris - Azwaad Movie Database Kathryn Morris Lara Clarke
Neal McDonough - Azwaad Movie Database Neal McDonough Fletcher
Steve Harris - Azwaad Movie Database Steve Harris Jad
Lois Smith - Azwaad Movie Database Lois Smith Dr. Iris Hineman
Photo Name Department
John Williams-Sound John Williams Sound (Original Music Composer)
Denise Chamian-Production Denise Chamian Production (Casting)
Steven Spielberg-Directing Steven Spielberg Directing (Director)
Janusz Kamiński-Camera Janusz Kamiński Camera (Director of Photography)
Michael Kahn-Editing Michael Kahn Editing (Editor)
Philip K. Dick-Writing Philip K. Dick Writing (Short Story)
Philip Tan-Crew Philip Tan Crew (Stunts)
Alex McDowell-Art Alex McDowell Art (Production Design)
Scott Frank-Writing Scott Frank Writing (Screenplay)
Scott Frank-Directing Scott Frank Directing (Second Unit Director)

See Full Cast & Crew of Minority Report

John Chard

Spielberg does Tech-Noir! The year is 2054 and the murder rate in Washington is zero, the reason? Three Pre-Cognitives (each named after a literary great) whose combined abilities witness murders before they actually occur. Apparently faultless, it's then something of a surprise to Pre-Crime chief John Anderton (Tom Cruise) when the Pre-Cogs predict he is to murder a man named Leo Crow. Forced to go on the run, and haunted by a family tragedy, Anderton must evade the system he so perfectly executed himself. Can he find a flaw? Or is he actually about to commit a murder? Everybody Runs! That was the tag line that accompanied the explosive trailer for Steven Spielberg's, Tom Cruise starrer, Minority Report. This marketing tool indicated that the great bearded one had adapted from the Phillip K Dick short story and created an action monster? He hadn't, he had in fact created something far far better than popcorn fodder. Minority Report was the next project for Spielberg following the equally dark and intriguing AI: Artificial Intelligence, both films serving to note that Spielberg was capable of thought provoking science fiction outside of the standard crowd pleasers that many critics love to decry. In fact, it's arguable that Spielberg may have hit his creative peak with Minority Report, for the messages and crawling dystopian bleakness on show paint a picture not so much as a future far away in our lives, but of one we live in now. Big thematic points of reference dot themselves throughout the piece. Such as the changing of eye balls, or that in these post 9/11 years we yearn, and always will, to be safer. Here in this bleached shadowy world, a world of metallic tones and visual stings (ace cinematographer Janusz Kaminski on duty), we are safe under Pre-Crime. Yet still it's a world without soul, it has no heart, it's almost as if inhuman in itself, suggesting that the World's problems are not easily vanquished by technology - a total sacrifice of the World's inhabitant's souls. Spielberg of course is well served by the supreme professionals he has at his disposal, he has also managed to garner a great performance from Tom Cruise, something that critic and fan favourite directors have not managed to do previously. Believable grief, action work as strong as ever, it is however with his ability to imbue a tortured film noir protagonist where Cruise excels the most. Alongside Cruise and operating with great impact are Samantha Morton as Pre-Cog Agatha and Max Von Sydow, the latter adding that touch of experienced know how needed for his particularly important character. The odd casting choice appeared to be Colin Farrell as the meddling, almost vindictive Danny Witwer, but he plays well off of Cruise, this even if he veers dangerously close to comic book villainy at times (check out a holy smoke Batman scene). What action there is is first rate, from a jet back pack pursuit, to car jumping heroics, the sequences are crafted with Spielberg's deft eye for an action sequence. While the sick sticks (yes you read right) metal spiders and a brilliant Peter Stormare cameo should hopefully have you squirming and grinning in equal measure. Which brings us to the finale, an ending that may not be a complete surprise (yet it still doesn't cop-out in context to Anderton's tragedy), but things are rounded off in true classic noir tradition, where it closes down a thinking man's tech-noir. Superb. 9/10

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Works more on the strength of Spielberg than of Cruise. _Final rating:★★★ - I personally recommend you give it a go._

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