Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Peter Stormare,
Max Von Sydow
Report may very well be the best movie released so far during the
Summer of 2002. And that is saying something considering that it
has been one of the best crops of summer blockbusters in memory.
Steven Spielberg is at the top of his game as a film maker with
this release, more than making up for last summer's disappointing
in the year 2054, murder is a thing of the past in Washington D.C.
A group of three humans with pre-cognitive powers, called "Pre-Cogs",
can predict murders before they happen. An entire Department of
Precrime has been developed to act on the visions of the Pre-Cogs
and prevent murders before they happen. The
Precrime unit is headed by John Anderton, played by Tom Cruise.
And all goes well until the Pre-cogs have a vision of Anderton himself
commiting a murder.
is an absolutely wonderful and unique story based upon a Philip
K. Dick short story. Science Fiction fans may remember that Blade
Runner was also based on one of his stories, and if you enjoyed
that movie you'll love this one. Spielberg does a great job of incorporating
modern special effects to make for a ton of eye candy but without
distracting from the story. Instead, the effects are a part of the
story and enhance the experience. And Tom Cruise turns in a great
performance. There are few better at doing bigtime action while
actually using emotion to build a character at the same time.
only have a couple of gripes with this movie. It does have a handful
of slow spots that are used for character development, but they're
necessary. And I can't remember a movie with more product placements
than this one. Though the movie paints an amusing picture of how
marketing may exploit future technology.
Report comes within an eyelash of our 5 star rating. We give it
4 stars, but this is one of those movies that tempts us to introduce
half-star increments on our ratings. This isn't a movie that I think
a lot of people will go watch over and over again, but it is a movie
that I consider a must-see on the big screen. There's a lot of competition
this summer, but be sure to make time to see this one.
really want one of the "shotguns" these guys pack!
points this movie isn't easy on the eyes...
Blood & Gore
kinda-sorta chase, but the cars are very cool!
water in the pre-cog pool is a bit cold!
few light moments, but mostly intense...