Minority Report - DreamWorks (DVD)
"Two thumbs way up! A masterpiece." - Ebert & Roper
Superstar Tom Cruise gives his "most potent action performance" (David Ansen, Newsweek) in director Steven Spielberg''s Minority Report.
For six years, Washington D.C. has been murder free thanks to astounding technology which identifies killers before they commit their crime. But when the chief of the Precrime Unit (Cruise) is himself accused of a future murder, he has just 36 hours to discover who set him up- or he''ll fall victim to the "perfect" system he helped create. It''s a mind-blowing action thriller that''s such an achievement it "reminds us why e go to the movies in the first place" (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times).
Based on a short story by the late Philip K. Dick, this science fiction-thriller reflects the writer''s familiar preoccupation with themes of concealed identity and mind control. Tom Cruise stars as John Anderton, a Washington, D.C. detective in the year 2054. Anderton works for "Precrime," a special unit of the police department that arrests murderers before they have committed the actual crime. Precrime bases its work on the visions of three psychics or "precogs" whose prophecies of future events are never in error. When Anderton discovers that he has been identified as the future killer of a man he''s never met, he is forced to become a fugitive from his own colleagues as he tries to uncover the mystery of the victim-to-be''s identity. When he kidnaps Agatha (Samantha Morton), one of the precogs, he begins to formulate a theory about a possible frame-up from within his own department.