Minority Report 2002 film review | Book Addicts

Minority Report

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Minority Report is a 2002 futuristic crime drama starring Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Max von Sydow, and Kathryn Morris.

10 out of 10 stars.  This was just released on Netflix in HD this week.  Watch it. 

John Anderton works for the Pre-Crime Bureau, a division of the Washington, DC police that prevents crime BEFORE it happens.  The year is 2054 and this crime break-through is due to the brilliance of three individuals called “pre-cogs” who see crimes before they happen.  But one of the pre-cogs, Agatha, is trying to show John something, the murder of her mother Anne Lively.

When the next murder seen by the pre-cogs is John murdering a man named Leo Crow it sets John down a rabbit hold trying to find out who is framing him.

John’s first stop is to confront the woman who created the pre-cogs.  She was the Dr. Mengele of this film.  She says she was trying to save babies that were born heavily addicted to drugs and brain-damaged by their addict moms.  However, she admits that she experimented on them.  Three survived, the three pre-cogs, but it was never designed; it was an accident.  He asks her if they are ever wrong.  She says no, but they do sometimes disagree.  When they disagree the “minority report” will be with the strongest, Agatha.  That sets John off to kidnap Agatha from the secure facility where she’s located.

The plot is easy to follow.  The twists and turns are completely believable and well-plotted.  And the ending is satisfying.  You would think crime would be completely preventable in this futuristic world, but it’s not.  All a person has to do is stage a crime twice.  The first time it will be caught.  The second time it will look like an echo of the first crime.

10 out of 10 stars.  The CGI in this futuristic crime drama is done really well.

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