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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pre-Crime Cop
Pre-Crime Cop
Pre-Crime Cop
Pre-Crime Cop
Pre-Crime Cop
Sarah Simmons ...
Office Worker


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Count to 3 and get ready to run... See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

21 June 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Second Sight  »

Box Office


$102,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$132,014,112 (USA) (25 October 2002)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film shows technology that was not yet widely available at the time it came out, but is at the time of this writing, July 2015. Gesture control, eye and fingerprint recognition are some of the things available to the public now shown in the film. Even touch screen (capacitative touch) was introduced on a large scale through the first Apple iPhones in 2007. See more »


When Lara goes into her "darkroom" to pull a print out of the fixer to be washed, the door is open, the light is on, and there are windows that are uncovered. See more »


Danny Witwer: Lamar thinks you left John because he lost himself in Precrime instead of you.
Lara Anderton: [glares at him] I left him, because everytime I looked at him, I saw my son. Everytime time I got close to him, I smelled my little boy. That's why I left him. And now you can leave.
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Crazy Credits

The distributor and production company credits look like they are underwater, which ties into the opening shot of Agatha in the tank. See more »


Referenced in Watchman Video Broadcast: The Fruit of Their Doings (2012) See more »


Moon River
Music by Henry Mancini
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Henry Mancini & His Orchestra
Courtesy of the RCA Records Label, a unit of BMG Music
Under license from BMG Special Products
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What must film makers do? This was GOOD - believe nothing else.
17 July 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

I think some people just write reviews for sites like this because they like to complain. I actually find myself wondering if all the gripers here have actually seen Minority Report, as I just have, because I have to say that is one of the most gripping and involving movies I have seen in quite a while.

The content is amazing - all the little details that put the audience firmly in the middle of the 21st century. Personally I can absolutely believe that technology will have advanced in the kind of ways portrayed in the film within 50 years. Just look back 50 years into the past and you should be able to see why. The lives of everyday people in the film, where they are scanned and advertised 'at' all day every day, apart from an excuse for product placement (and why not?), certainly make you think about a world where 'they' know your every move (a future towards which we are already hurtling with some speed).

The style is amazing - why the wooden balls? Because they're cool is why. I like to think that as we progress as a civilization we will keep a few such elegant idiosyncrasies knocking around. The plastic, chrome and glass sets, objects and architecture all looked clean and functional and the way that they suck the color out of a scene worked well and gave the film a distinctive palette. The cars are the best looking vehicles I have ever seen in a film. I have only one criticism here - why do all the computer displays look like Macs? Surely a touch unrealistic ;)

The story is amazing - complicated, yes, but also engrossing, exciting and scary. There are elements here that are only hinted at, but which give the plot a depth increasingly lacking in modern action flicks. And it asks the kind of questions about morality, justice, exploitation and society that'll keep you thinking for much longer that the film's two and some hours.

The direction and performances are amazing - the pre-visualization on this movie must have been a nightmare and yet all the incredible special effects blend perfectly into a visual style that is completely natural and assured, as might be expected from Spielberg and Michael Kahn. There are, of course, numerous references and homages to the work of Stanley Kubrick, which have given a hint of the edge and flair of 'Clockwork Orange' or '2001'. I hope it will continue to be a big influence on Spielberg.

Cruise delivers a first class performance as usual, but the discovery of this film is Samantha Morton as Agatha. Who saw the film and didn't share her terror and vulnerability? Little touches such as the way she clings to Cruise, almost like a baby's reflex, make her a character you immediately care about, innocent and tragic.

Anyway, if that's not enough to recommend the film, then you'll probably never find another one you like again. But if you need another reason, go to see it just for another fantastic soundtrack from the master, John Williams.

Full marks, five stars, a must see several times and buy the DVD movie.

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