Starring Tom Cruise, Max Von Sydow, Collin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Jessica Harper, Tim Blake Nelson, Peter Stormare
Thrilling. Brilliant. Gripping.
Based on a Phillip K. Dick short story, this adaptation stars Tom Cruise as a cop in an experimental division known as pre-crime. They stop murders before they occur, thanks to premonitions from “precogs,” three gifted young people that can share their visions. After the precogs tag him with a future murder, one that features a man he has never even heard of as the victim, Cruise is on the run, searching for clues to how and why he’s been set up. Spectacular blockbuster entertainment, visionary sci-fi film, and a classic neo-noir. There are two or three sequences that rank among Spielberg’s best, and Cruise gives a gritty performance as a cop hanging on by a thread.
-Walter Tyrone Howard-