Deja Vu Reviews

  • The movie manages the singular feat of placing a science-fiction premise in a realistic setting, only to render that premise even more far-fetched than it would have seemed otherwise.

    Owen Gleiberman — Entertainment Weekly

  • An action flick in which the gaudy pyrotechnics are nowhere near as jaw-dropping as the screenplay that name-checks not one, not two, but three national tragedies.

    Manohla Dargis — New York Times

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    Peter Bradshaw — Guardian [UK]

  • Deja Vu cannot escape the weight of its murky science, action-film formula and preposterous ending.

    Scott Bowles — USA Today

  • Deja Vu attempts to explain the 'science' behind the movie's time-jumping, but in a drama that's contemporary and supposedly realistic, it comes off as cockamamie.

    Dean Essner — Washington Post

  • Usually a Scott-Bruckheimer production sends you home wanting a shower. But here they've caught the movie's unstoppable bayou spirit and send you home on a high.

    Wesley Morris — Boston Globe

  • Deja Vu isn't as sleek a genre pleasure as Enemy of the State, but it does have a freaky little trick up its sleeve.

    Nathan Lee — Village Voice

  • Ed Wood, notorious as the worst film director in history, could have made the $80 million Jerry Bruckheimer time-travel thriller Deja Vu for about $99.95 and it would have been just as believable.

    Jack Mathews — New York Daily News

  • Pretty dazzling, as action adventures go, even when it's wildly, almost defiantly, implausible.

    Joe Morgenstern — Wall Street Journal

  • Deja Vu takes you on a wonderfully twisting and turning journey that often will leave you wondering and perhaps confused -- but ultimately leaves you with a satisfying and totally logical explanation when the credits role.

    Bill Zwecker — Chicago Sun-Times

  • If you can swallow one of the most elaborate and absurd time-machine gimmicks imaginable, you can have a good time at Deja Vu.

    Michael Wilmington — Chicago Tribune

  • The SF hardware (enjoyable) and thriller mechanics (mechanical) of this Jerry Bruckheimer slam-banger don't mesh very well with reflection, and the action trumps most evidence of thought.

    Jonathan Rosenbaum — Chicago Reader

  • Deja Vu is well worth seeing for its visual brio, particularly the boom-crash opera of the ferry explosion, and a chase scene in which Washington is dodging downtown traffic on two temporal planes simultaneously.

    David Hiltbrand — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • Deja vu is French for 'Haven't I seen this somewhere before?' That reaction will be widespread among audiences for Deja Vu.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • A quirk-filled, paranoid, blood-and-sweat thriller that offers perfect pulse-racing escape for a holiday weekend.

    Tom Long — Detroit News

  • There are no surprises to be had.

    Randy Cordova — Arizona Republic

  • Cinema's natural felicities for time and action have seldom felt as beautifully dovetailed. And even when the plot in Bill Marsilii and Terry Rossio's script begins to push plausibility, it stays grounded in Washington's emotional drive.

    Robert Koehler — Variety

  • Deja Vu starts out a lot like an expensive-looking episode of CSI before morphing into a solidly entertaining time-traveling romance.

    Lou Lumenick — New York Post

  • Washington and Scott manage to make Deja Vu perfectly watchable, no matter how many times we've seen this before.

    Roger Moore — Orlando Sentinel

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