Minority Report

coverSpielberg's latest lesson in "in-your-face" cinema takes you to a Philip K. Dick-imagined future in which "Precrime" police can see murders before they happen. This allows Detective John Anderton (Tom Cruise) to stand in the middle of funky visual effects and catch bad guys. But Anderton, a loner/divorcee who lost his kid, soon becomes a fugitive from justice himself (three clichés for the price of one!).
Spielberg relinquishes philosophical discussion in favor of dazzling, cold, futuristic special effects. And dazzle though they may, 'Minority Report' offers nothing beyond standard entertainment value, despite some inventive plot twists. Rent 'Blade Runner' instead.

Posted by cronopio at 06:46 PM, November 10, 2002