John Anderton is a top 'Precrime' cop in the late-21st century, when technology can predict crimes before they're committed. But Anderton becomes the quarry when another investigator targets him for a murder charge.
There is, somehow, an interesting story here, as well as some good acting. There are also some good scenes
I thought i could guess the end of story at the middle of movie, but it turned out to go the way beyond my imagination. This movie is wonderful!
Had high hopes about Minority Report. They said it's Spielberg. They said it's one of the best sci-fi movies there is. Both times wasted.
Visuals could be better (even taking in consideration the year 2002 and its budget) but it's not the main problem. The problem is the plot itself. It's weak and shows its flaws to you straight from the beginning. After a while you just realize that you don't want to waste two and a half hours of your time on this movie. Save it for something worthful.
Tom Cruise stars as John Anderton in this somewhat lengthy but still really cool sci-fi crime film. I'd say this is one of his best movies, with a mix of awesome visuals and a good story with a solid performance from the lead. This movie reminds me a lot of The Fugitive from 9 years ago, with the constant chasing and mysteries being unravelled as the movie progresses. Spielberg mixes the futuristic time with raw emotion here.The futuristic designs looked pretty noice for a 2002 film and a bit unique, especially with the hover-car designs on those huge highways. Cruise's what- looks-like-a-stylised-Bugatti car was sleek and looked like something you'd think we'd have today but no. The sci-fi nature coincides with Spielberg's previous stuff (Spielberg is an automatic bonus in most cases) and I noticed someone from Band of Brothers (done by Spielberg too) in the movie too as one of Anderton's friends. They did spend a lot (and made a hefty profit), but did not rely on the effects to entertain - the dialogue was paid attention to, thankfully. There's also a hint of politics in the film.Colin Farrell (the mean guy from Fantastic Beasts) performed well as a cocky and young new agent almost trying to bring down the PreCrime unit, later leading the chase for Anderton. The interactions between him and Anderton showed a sort-of rivalry and pursuing Anderton gave Farrell's character (Danny Witwer) a sort of satisfaction (he tries to look for flaws and finds a human one). You almost kinda feel sorry for Anderton, when you see what he has to do, how low he has to go and how he was manipulated. His son is a key point in the movie and he's almost used like a toy for Anderton to grab at. Agatha was, at times, cryptic and annoying, but nonetheless helpful to Anderton in his search for the truth (couldn't think of a less cheesy way to put it). The situation that Anderton creates for the villain (who shall remain unnamed) is crafty, combining genius with passion. The ending was unfortunately a bit out of place, not really following the rest of the film, seeming rushed and understandably a main point of criticism.
Imagine if you could be charged & arrested for a crime you were ABOUT to commit? That is the premise behind Steven Spielberg's "Minority Report".For a basic plot summary, the film (set in the future) focuses on John Anderton (Tom Cruise), chief of the highly successful "Pre-Crime" unit, which (with help from three special pre- cognizants) are able to predict a murder BEFORE it occurs, rendering the crime rate almost nil. However, Anderton suddenly finds himself the target of a pre-crime investigation, and embarks on a crusade to prove his innocence...which in itself is in doubt until the shocking conclusion.In terms of plot, the film excellently delivers a high-concept topic in a way that both creates high drama and gets you thinking about the possibility of such events actually occurring. At its heart, "Minority Report" is a concept film, but one in which the events are portrayed (thanks to Spielberg) in such a linear, easy-to-understand manner that it actually feels like an action- adventure epic.The acting, with Cruise leading the way, is also entertaining, as Cruise plays a very convoluted Anderton. On one hand, he believes in the PreCrime system with all his heart. On the other, he grapples with the fact that he himself could be a casualty of that very system.About the only thing I didn't like about this film were some of the extended action scenes. While flashy, in terms of real-ness they were much more suited for, say, a James Bond film. In other words, a bit too fakey for my tastes.Overall, this is a great concept film that will keep you thinking, draw you into the characters, and keep you on the edge of your seat. Creatively, I compare it to Blade Runner, although much better in terms of the action/adventure angle, whereas Blade Runner seems so bleak.