Minority Report Reviews

  • There's something auspicious, and daring, too, about the artistic instinct that pushes a majority-oriented director like Steven Spielberg to follow A.I. with this challenging report so liable to unnerve the majority.

    Lisa Schwarzbaum — Entertainment Weekly

  • The film is magnificently creepy, a calculated bad dream that stays with you like the best of Roger Corman.

    Elvis Mitchell — New York Times

  • A fantastically confident and exhilarating thrill-ride into the future which far more satisfactorily combines Kubrick's chilly sense of the alienating and the bizarre with Spielberg's own mastery of sugar-rush suspense tactics.

    Peter Bradshaw — Guardian [UK]

  • It's hard to imagine wanting anything more -- even from a Cruise-Spielberg matchup.

    Mike Clark — USA Today

  • A classy, chilly quasi-Hitchcockian affair.

    Desson Thomson — Washington Post

  • Has a good time with the gadgetry and gizmos of the future.

    Ann Hornaday — Washington Post

  • Cruise will never be a master thespian, but there's no one better at putting across the charisma of control, and the opening sequence of Report is an astonishingly fluid demonstration of his gifts.

    Ty Burr — Boston Globe

  • A movie of haunting images and mindless thrills.

    J. Hoberman — Village Voice

  • The film reaches toward greatness but fails because it is too perfect a projection of its creator. Nevertheless, we should celebrate it, because this makes it -- flaws and all -- more valuable than 1,000 soulless, committee-hatched flicks.

    Eric Harrison — Houston Chronicle

  • Some may quibble that the 144-minute length accommodates at least one too many endings. But such quibbling will diminish in view of the film's overall impact.

    Philip Wuntch — Dallas Morning News

  • Spielberg's realization of a near-future America is masterful. This makes Minority Report necessary viewing for sci-fi fans, as the film has some of the best special effects ever.

    Steven Rosen — Denver Post

  • This film is such a virtuoso high-wire act, daring so much, achieving it with such grace and skill.

    Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times

  • A film that can get you high on the sheer magic and exhilaration of making movies.

    Michael Wilmington — Chicago Tribune

  • A highly effective thriller whose futuristic panoramas rival those of A.I. Artificial Intelligence.

    J. R. Jones — Chicago Reader

  • While the film, deftly imagined by screenwriters Scott Frank and Jon Cohen, doesn't entirely hold together, its dark, twisty chases and tricky puzzles have much more going for them than Spielberg's last foray onto similar turf.

    Steven Rea — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • Cold and scattered, Minority Report commands interest almost solely as an exercise in gorgeous visuals. That's not vintage Spielberg and that, finally, is minimally satisfying.

    Susan Stark — Detroit News

  • My own minority report is that it stinks.

    Andrew Sarris — New York Observer

  • Shallow, noisy and pretentious.

    Rex Reed — New York Observer

  • The film's success is in line with what American films historically have done best, which is to excitingly tell a strong story with high style and just enough substance.

    Todd McCarthy — Variety

  • A heart-pounding experience that makes you think and contains a gallery of characters that will haunt your nightmares for years to come.

    Lou Lumenick — New York Post

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