Minority Report (movie)

2002 film directed by Steven Spielberg

Minority Report is a 2002 science-fiction movie directed by Steven Spielberg. The movie is based on the short story "The Minority Report" (1956) by Philip K. Dick. It stars Tom Cruise as Precrime Chief John Anderton, Colin Farrell as Department of Justice agent Danny Witwer, Samantha Morton as precog Agatha Lively, and Max von Sydow as Precrime director Lamar Burgess. The movie takes place in the year 2054 in Washington, D.C. It deals with problems with pre-knowledge of crimes committed in the future.

Minority Report
Directed bySteven Spielberg
Screenplay byScott Frank
John Cohen
Produced byGerald R. Molen
Bonnie Curtis
Walter F. Parkes
Jan de Bont
StarringTom Cruise
Colin Farrell
Samantha Morton
Max von Sydow
CinematographyJanusz Kamiński
Edited byMichael Kahn
Music byJohn Wiliams
Distributed by20th Century Fox
DreamWorks Pictures
Release dates
  • June 19, 2002 (2002-06-19) (Ziegfeld Theatre)
  • June 21, 2002 (2002-06-21) (United States)
Running time
145 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$102 million[1]
Box office$358.4 million[1]

Minority Report premiered at the Ziegfeld Theatre on June 19, 2002, and was released in the United States on June 21, by 20th Century Fox.

Plot change

The U.S. government wishes to use "Precrime" across the country. Three "precogs" can see murders committed in the future, but not murders of passion. Precogs predict that John Anderton will murder Leo Crow. Anderton flees and goes to the home of the founder of precrime. Dr. Iris Hineman says that sometimes there is a conflict in vision called a "minority report." Anderton kidnaps the precog Agatha from the facility. They arrive at Crow's place. It has photos of Anderton's son, who had died. Anderton believes that Crow killed Anderton's son, but Crow says he was setting it all up. Crow wants Anderton to kill him to benefit his family. Crow kills himself. Eventually, Anderton learns that Director Burgess had manipulated Precrime so that he could commit a murder five years ago. He is exposed and commits suicide. The program of Precrime is finally shut down.

Cast change

The cast also features Jessica Capshaw as Evanna, Precrime's transport pilot, Tyler Patrick Jones as Sean Anderton, John and Lara's son supposedly murdered by Crow, Jason Antoon as Rufus T. Riley, cyber parlor proprietor; Nancy Linehan Charles as Celeste Burgess, Lamar's wife; Victor Raider-Wexler as Attorney General Arthur Nash, Arye Gross as Howard Marks, Ashley Crow as Sarah Marks, David Stifel as Lycon, Anna Maria Horsford as Casey, Joel Gretsch as Donald Dubin, Tom Choi as Nick Paymen, Caroline Lagerfelt as Greta van Eyck and William Mapother (Tom Cruise's cousin) as a hotel clerk.

Cameron Diaz, Cameron Crowe, and Paul Thomas Anderson make uncredited cameo appearances as subway passengers.

Reception change

Minority Report received positive reviews from critics. It has about 90% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The website reads: "Thought-provoking and visceral, Steven Spielberg successfully combines high concept ideas and high octane action in this fast and febrile sci-fi thriller."[2] On Metacritic, the movie has a score of 80 out of 100 based on 37 critic reviews, indicating "generally positive reviews".[3]

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Minority Report (2002)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved December 8, 2010.
  2. "Minority Report". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved June 15, 2022.
  3. "Minority Report". Metacritic. Retrieved August 11, 2023.

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