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Minority Report (2002)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi  |  21 June 2002 (USA)
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In a future where a special police unit is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes, an officer from that unit is himself accused of a future murder.

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In the year 2054 A.D. crime is virtually eliminated from Washington D.C. thanks to an elite law enforcing squad "Precrime". They use three gifted humans (called "Pre-Cogs") with special powers to see into the future and predict crimes beforehand. John Anderton heads Precrime and believes the system's flawlessness steadfastly. However one day the Pre-Cogs predict that Anderton will commit a murder himself in the next 36 hours. Worse, Anderton doesn't even know the victim. He decides to get to the mystery's core by finding out the 'minority report' which means the prediction of the female Pre-Cog Agatha that "might" tell a different story and prove Anderton innocent. Written by Soumitra

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Rated PG-13 for violence, brief language, some sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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21 June 2002 (USA)  »

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$102,000,000 (estimated)

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$35,677,125 (USA) (21 June 2002)

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$15,916,084 (Japan) (31 January 2003)
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The police hovership was nicknamed The Dispenser because of its physical similarities to a Pez dispenser. See more »

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In the advertisement supporting the Precog program, the narrator states that within a month of starting the program, the murder rate in Washington DC came down 90%. Later in the same ad, however, a clips is shown of Director Burgess stating that in the 6 months the Precog program has been running, there hasn't been a single murder in DC. If this was the case, the murder rate would have been down 100% after the first month, not 90%. See more »

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Wally the Caretaker: You're not allowed in here - who are you? Do I know you?
John Anderton: [in disguise, grabs Wally by the collar] Listen, Wally - I like you. So, I don't wanna have to kick you or hit you with anything hard, but only if you promise to help me.
Wally the Caretaker: ...Oh, hi, John.
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Another half-baked, cheezy, expensive Spielberg film
8 August 2002 | by (Daejeon, South Korea) – See all my reviews

I really do not understand the critical acclaim this film is receiving. (I may give away some of the story, so only continue if you know it.) It started big, and then fizzled away into nothing. People claim that it is intellectual, that it makes you think-but I can't disagree more. After A.I., Spielberg is now attempting to take the place in our cinematic world of Stanley Kubrick, stooping so low as to add a lame pastiche of Clockwork Orange. Spielberg is not Kubrick, and this film is far from intellectual. The strands of the plot, such as the entire concept of the minority report, fizzle out and are not picked up again. The correlation to the current terrorism problem is cute, but not really there. This is a situation where people can actually see the future (and I might add that their "slavery" to this cause is also not addressed-the Pre-cogs are completely de-humanized into alien-like, pale-faced victims that are not really treated like victims). At the end of the film I really didn't care about the girl whose mother was murdered by the leader of the Pre-Crime organization. Sure, it was kind of cool to watch, but I think this is another Spielberg film that wows us with really cool effects, what turns out to be a cheesy plot, and the usual happy-dappy American ending. I am constantly amazed at how Spielberg seems to fool the critics into thinking he is good, that he produces work that makes you think-when it never does. Maybe if more Americans knew how to read.....


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