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
Wristwatches in the film: Tom Cruise wears two different timepieces, an Omega Speedmaster X33 digital at the Baltimore public pool when measuring underwater endurance (the X33 is no longer in production due to disappointing sales). The digital Bvlgari with LCD dial hasn't been invented yet. See more »
Lara drops Anderton's eye-bag onto the organ keyboard, and we hear a note which does not match the keys it hit. This music is only an effect from the soundtrack, for our benefit. It is not the music heard by the characters. See more »
The distributor and production company credits look like they are underwater, which ties into the opening shot of Agatha in the tank. See more »
In the theatrical version, Dr. Solomon Eddie shouts something in Swedish into the bathroom at Greta. The subtitle reads something like, "Wipe your ass and get out here." This line is absent in the VHS and DVD versions of the film. See more »
Before they joined forces to give sci-fi fans their hugely disappointing version of War Of The Worlds, Spielberg and Cruise worked together on Minority Report, a near-future tale based on a short story by Philip K. Dick in which violent crimes can be predicted and prevented from occurring, the perpetrator intercepted before they can carry out the deed. Star Cruise plays pre-crime cop John Anderton, who finds himself on the run after it is predicted that he himself will commit a murder.
The good news is that Minority Report is a lot more enjoyable than the duo's H.G.Wells debacle, with an engrossing murder mystery plot, lots of great visuals, excellent production design, and some well executed and extremely fun action set-pieces, all of which help detract from the story's inevitable paradoxical issues and Spielberg's occasional, frustratingly unrestrained direction (Cruise leaping from car roof to car roof on a towering vertical road stretches plausibility a bit too far, but at least it's not 'nuke the fridge' bad).
7.5 out of 10, rounded up to 8 for the 'sick stick' a police baton that makes the victim projectile vomit.
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