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The Humanity Bureau (2017)

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A dystopian thriller set in the year 2030 that sees the world in a permanent state of economic recession and facing serious environmental problems as a result of global warming.

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Rob W. King

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Dave Schultz
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cage ... Noah Kross
Sarah Lind ... Rachel Weller
Jakob Davies ... Lucas Weller
Hugh Dillon ... Adam Westinghouse
Vicellous Shannon ... Agent Porter
Kurt Max Runte ... Adolf Schroder
Destee Klyne ... Schroder's Daughter
Nikolas Filipovic ... Spiky Hair
Jett Klyne ... Little Noah
David Lovgren ... Irving Ravetch
Leo Fafard ... Motel Clerk
Mel Tuck Mel Tuck ... Chester Hills
Sheldon Bergstrom Sheldon Bergstrom ... Gas Jockey
Leanna Brodie Leanna Brodie ... Farmer
Lorne Cardinal ... Border Ranger
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A dystopian thriller set in the year 2030 that sees the world in a permanent state of economic recession and facing serious environmental problems as a result of global warming.

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In the near future our government will decide who is expendable. See more »


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First Nicolas Cage science fiction movie since Knowing (2009). See more »

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When the station wagon is hidden from the drone, the rear view mirror is not present on the windshield. Later when they drive away, it is back in place. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Automated Voice: [coming from his mobile device] You are reaching... Reaching... Reaching... Arrived. You have left the security perimeter of New America. Your safety is no longer guaranteed.
[flying drone escort turns back]
Noah Kross: [dictating] Agent Noah Kross. Leaving security perimeter A57. Please record and confirm the following: I'm aware of the danger. I'm making this trip of my own free will and without coercion. I'm aware of all Humanity Bureau procedures including subsection 2355. Send all incoming ...
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The Humanity Bureau: Better idea than movie
25 December 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

Another straight to DVD Nicolas Cage movie, I have absolutely no idea what's going on with this guys career.

The Humanity Bureau tells the story of a government agent whose job it is to establish who is contributing to society and who is not. Those deemed "Not" are sent to a place to live out there days away from civilization.

I actually like the idea, I like where the story goes and thought it was very thought provoking and scarily realistic (I could actually see something like this happening in the near future).

The trouble is the idea isn't fully utilized, the movie should have been better but instead comes across rushed, with chronic pacing issues and doesn't embrace the concept quite as tightly as it should have.

Cage phones in an average performance once again and everyone else except Hugh Dillon are instantly forgettable.

Some pretty scenery going hand in hand with some great ideas save it to an extent but it should have been so much better than this.

The Good:

Great visuals

Hugh Dillon

Unpredictable

Fantastic concept

The Bad:

Pacing issues

Wasted potential

Lifeless cast

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

"It's easier to build fear than build a wall" That term is oddly relevant at time of writing

Somehow, someway, despite everything, I'm still a Nicolas Cage fan


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Release Date:

6 April 2018 (Canada) See more »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$58,970
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