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
An advertisement for the film was shown during the TV3 broadcast of Tom Cruise's earlier film Mission: Impossible (1996) in New Zealand in 2002. The film had a similar plot to Minority Report (2002): government agent Ethan Hunt (Cruise) goes on the run after a mission is sabotaged, and he is framed as a mole, and he sets out to find the real mole and clear his name. In this film, PreCrime bureau chief John Anderton (Cruise) is forced to go on the run when he is framed for a PreCrime murder, and sets out to stop the crime from happening (and clear his name). See more »
Leo Crow's actual death is a bit of a fallacy. Surely as a decorated police chief, John Anderton would be able to practice simple trigger discipline.
It's understandable that during his fit of rage, Anderton would be less careful as he struggles with his temptation to murder who he thinks murdered his son, but after he regains his composure and attempts to arrest Crow, and especially after he learns the truth of Crow's identity/motivations, Anderton would practice better discipline, as he does not intend to so shoot Crow.
However when the men struggle, and Crow pulls Anderton's pistol close to his gut, you can clearly see that Anderson's finger is still on his pistols trigger, which is ridiculous for a trained police officer. See more »
The cast list during the closing credits is divided into the following categories: Pre-Crime, FBI, Pre-Cog Chamber, The Greenhouse, Department of Containment, Pre-Crime Witenesses, Anderton's Family, Victims & Killers, The Mall, The Chase, Operating Room & Tenement Bldg., The Ballroom, And (miscellaneous cast members), Commercials, & Stunts See more »
For the U.S. theatrical release, the 20th Century Fox logo appeared before the Dreamworks logo at the beginning of the film, and the poster credits said, "Twentieth Century Fox and Dreamworks Pictures present." Since the U.S. version's home video/DVD rights are owned by Dreamworks, the Dreamworks logo at the beginning of the movie appears before the 20th Century Fox logo, and the back of the box's cover art says, "Dreamworks Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox present." See more »
The best film to date so far this year as of 8/02! This film is about a John (Tom Cruise) who is haunted by the disappearance of his young son many years ago. To cope with the grief he works at a crime pervanetion network founded by Lamar Burgess (Max Von Sydow) that can predict murders and stop them before they occur. However, one day while at work Tom Cruise is shocked to discover that it is saying he will be the next person to try and commit murder. John thinks that an agent named Danny (Colin Farrell) who is investigating the the unit is trying to set him up. To add to the problems, the person John is accused of trying to murder is a person he does not even know and it says John will kill him in 48 hours.
Fast paced, exciting and deeply moving & thought provoking film. Tom Crusie does good work here. Colin turns in a deliciously nasty performance. However the film belongs to Max Von Sydow who is absolutely genius here. Director Speilberg treats the audience to some highly original and creative visual effects and has presented us with a fun story that covers all the bases. The ending is especially good.
Rated PG-13; Violence and Profanity.
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