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“The Adjustment Bureau Needs A Lot Of Adjustments In Order To Feel Like A Good Movie Because It Feels Pointless And Unnecessary.”
“No Matter What Your Plans Are For Today, Adjust Them, And See This Instead.”
“Bourne Vs. The Angels!!!!”
“Now THIS Is A League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen.”
“Intriguing Premise And Amazing Onscreen Chemistry”
“Bourne Vs. Top Hats”
“The Adjustment Bureau It's More Than A Movie”
“The Struggle Between Free Will And Determinism Gets Dramatic Play In This Sci-fi Romance.”
“The Age Old Quandary Of Human Purpose, Told With A Modern Twist, In Screenwriter Turned Director George Nolfi's Superb Adaptation Of Phillip K. Dick”
“It Doesn't Matter Why, It's Simply Black & White”
The age old quandary of human purpose, told with a modern twist, in screenwriter turned director George Nolfi's superb adaptation of Phillip K. Dick
Julian Roman - MovieWeb
It taps into your longing for the days when a sci-fi matrix could explain the world without making it a darker place.
Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
Whether running or kissing or running and kissing (well, almost), Mr. Damon and Ms. Blunt turn romance into a palpable race.
Manohla Dargis - New York Times
Reworks A Matter of Life and Death with elements of It's a Wonderful Life and shares techniques and themes with Christopher Nolan's Inception.
Philip French - Guardian [UK]
The Adjustment Bureau is not a film to be taken seriously in any way, but it has an interesting idea at its heart...
Peter Bradshaw - Guardian [UK]
This mind-meld of sci-fi thriller, morality play and passionate romance is worth seeing, mostly for the palpable chemistry between the lead actors.
Claudia Puig - USA Today
A smart, stylish thriller that melds science fiction, romance and Hitchcock-ian intrigue with surprising ease.
Ann Hornaday - Washington Post
Whether this movie works for you largely depends on whether you're willing to work for it. To which I say: Bring your gym clothes.
Wesley Morris - Boston Globe
The so-called Plan is derailed!
J. Hoberman - Village Voice
Two movies for the price of one, though only one of them -- a fragmented romance within a ponderous parable -- qualifies as a bargain.
Joe Morgenstern - Wall Street Journal
A thoughtful and thought-provoking romance with a touch of the fantastic.
Gary Dowell - Dallas Morning News
...the over-explained softened edges of the story turn what could have been an exceptional brain-bender into a good, but fairly standard-issue heart-warmer.
James Rocchi - MSN Movies
The doughy Damon and aristocratic Blunt don't match up physically, and they never get any Hepburn-Tracy rhythms going that might create some current.
David Edelstein - New York Magazine
It's too bad that "The Adjustment Bureau" is so flimsy, because Dick, as always, had a provocative idea, a pointed query about the role of chance in our lives.
David Denby - New Yorker
"The Adjustment Bureau" is a smart and good movie that could have been a great one if it had a little more daring.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
Nolfi's movie works on an interesting scale and a disarmingly gentle spirit, even though it's being sold as a hard-charging romantic thriller. I like it; I hope it finds an audience.
Michael Phillips - Chicago Tribune
The premise is so mind-boggling and fraught with implications that it tends to obviate the action mechanics of the last couple reels.
J. R. Jones - Chicago Reader
A lively premise turned into an inert and uninsistent film by screenwriter and rookie director George Nolfi.
Carrie Rickey - Philadelphia Inquirer
The film bristles with the sort of contrivances that could incite derisive snickers. Yet it moves with such brisk self-assurance that the chuckles arrive only at a few comedic rest stops.
Colin Covert - Minneapolis Star Tribune
It's hard to imagine a more spectacularly silly film making it to theaters this year than The Adjustment Bureau.
Tom Long - Detroit News
The on-screen pairing of Matt Damon and Emily Blunt is so winning that you may be willing to overlook the oddly modulating tone of the story that brings them together and then tries to keep them apart.
Bill Goodykoontz - Arizona Republic
Mr. Nolfi, who is also making his debut as a director, is another unfortunate Christopher Nolan wannabe, so the movie is a preposterous muddle that borrows heavily from Inception, without a single original idea.
Rex Reed - New York Observer
Questions of predestination and free will are intriguingly posed and clunkily answered in The Adjustment Bureau.
Justin Chang - Variety
The misleading trailers for the supremely goofy "The Adjustment Bureau" promise action-packed sci-fi. What you actually get is a love-struck Matt Damon running for the US Senate as he's stalked by fedora-wearing angels.
Lou Lumenick - New York Post
It's romantic and intellectually stimulating and like "Inception," it may have you arguing with your date on the ride home.
Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel
Where the drama falters, the romance rises. Damon and Blunt make a smart and sassy pair. You want them to be together even if it does mean that their political and artistic futures will be thwarted and history will be denied.
Peter Howell - Toronto Star
The Adjustment Bureau has you pondering the angles throughout, and it's a credit to newly minted director George Nolfi that he never lets his foot off the gas pedal.
Laremy Legel - Film.com
Nolfi and his colleagues make especially good use of New York, filming everywhere from the Brooklyn waterfront to the lobby of the Museum of Modern Art. It's a fresh look at a familiar city. But Nolfi drops the ball in the home stretch, and that's...
Leonard Maltin - indieWIRE
It's Matt Damon and Emily Blunt who save the film, turning it from the overloaded political sci-fi romantic thriller it might have been into a breezy, charming love story.
Caryn James - indieWIRE
Sometimes, a strong premise makes for a weak movie, which ends up drowning in its own clever conceit.
Rick Groen - Globe and Mail
You can feel the influence of classic American movies like "North by Northwest" and "The Graduate" here, and while I won't argue that Nolfi matches those examples, his ambition is admirable.
Andrew O'Hehir - Salon.com
The Adjustment Bureau isn't a somber, elegant meditation on free will and destiny like Blade Runner (another adaptation of a Philip K. Dick work). But at its most winning it doesn't try to be.
Dana Stevens - Slate
It's about love conquering all. It's about people risking everything for a chance at romantic joy.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
Big Brother fantasy with style and real feeling, courtesy of an excellent Matt Damon-Emily Blunt pairing.
Todd McCarthy - Hollywood Reporter
Matt Damon and Emily Blunt fall in love and flee shadowy figures in the immensely stylish romantic thriller The Adjustment Bureau. If only the ending lived up to the build-up.
Christy Lemire - Associated Press
'The Adjustment Bureau' misses by a mile. Despite heroic efforts by Damon and the lovely Blunt to build a plausible love story, the movie dissolves into silliness.
Peter Travers - Rolling Stone
The science is murky but the chemistry is strong.
Richard Roeper - Richard Roeper.com
What results, against some odds, is an intriguing entertainment.
Kenneth Turan - Los Angeles Times
Romantic and intellectually stimulating, and like "Inception," it may have you arguing with your date on the ride home.
Roger Moore - McClatchy-Tribune News Service
The Adjustment Bureau does sadly descend into science-fiction nonsense after a bold start, but it's always enjoyable and you never lose sight of what's at stake thanks to excellent character work from Damon and Blunt.
Ali Gray - TheShiznit.co.uk
It's rare when a film is able to blend together two different genres so well, especially when they are two genres that you don't normally see together, in this case, science-fiction and romance.
Jeff Beck - Examiner.com
Nell Minow - Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
There are plenty of great ideas throughout the film with determinism and the idea of free will all given some interesting twists, though it is sometimes muddled and preachy
Laurence Boyce - The Sabotage Times
Accomplished filmmaking that features two highly attractive, talented leads, a healthy dose of sentiment, an intelligent script, and which takes you away for two hours from the quotidian worries and banalities of your regular life.
Leah Rozen - The Wrap
I kept expecting Rod Serling to step into the frame, cigarette in hand, setting the stage for the bizarre turn of events about to befall the young pol and the lovestruck ballerina.
Neil Pond - American Profile
The fact that The Adjustment Bureau asks deeper questions is admirable, and it does so about an onscreen couple actually worth caring about.
Andrew Simpson - Fan The Fire
...if our current president got elected after admitting to having used cocaine in the past do you really think mooning someone in college would cause someone not to vote for him?
Michael A. Smith - MediaMikes
A bit muddled through the middle third and a Hollywood-like ending make for a good, though not a brilliant film.
Wesley Lovell - Cinema Sight
Eventually the whole thing feels a little too silly to be able to take any of its inherent concerns meaningfully.
Jeffrey Chen - Window to the Movies
The Bureau's dictat is certainly a blow to the notion, held by a few lunatics, that there's nothing more important in life than being happy. Apparently it's more important to be ambitious and attain some sort of status.
Ed Whitfield - The Ooh Tray