Minority Report (movie)
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.
|Directed by||Steven Spielberg|
|Screenplay by||Scott Frank|
|Produced by||Gerald R. Molen|
Walter F. Parkes
Jan de Bont
Max von Sydow
|Edited by||Michael Kahn|
|Music by||John Wiliams|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
|Box office||$358.4 million|
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.
- Tom Cruise as Chief John Anderton, Precrime program commanding officer.
- Max von Sydow as Lamar Burgess, Director of Precrime.
- Colin Farrell as Danny Witwer, agent from Department of Justice.
- Samantha Morton as Agatha Lively, one of three precogs.
- Michael and Matthew Dickman as precog twins.
- Lois Smith as Dr. Iris Hineman, creator of precrime.
- Kathryn Morris as Lara Anderton, estranged wife of Anderton.
- Tyler Patrick Jones as Sean Anderton, John and Lara's son supposedly murdered by Crow.
- Mike Binder as Leo Crow, the precrime victim who is supposed to be killed by Anderton.
- Steve Harris as Jad Watson, agent who assists Anderton in temple.
- Jessica Harper as Anne Lively, Agatha's mother.
- Tim Blake Nelson as Gideon, a guard of the Precrime prison.
- Daniel London as Norbert "Wally" Wallace, the caretaker of the Precogs.
- Peter Stormare as Dr. Solomon P. Eddie, an underground surgeon who replaces Anderton's eyes.
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.
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." On Metacritic, the movie has a score of 80 out of 100 based on 37 critic reviews, indicating "generally positive reviews".