The Adjustment Bureau

The Adjustment Bureau

The Adjustment Bureau

Sci-fi romance starring Matt Damon as David, a charismatic United States Congressman who seems destined for political stardom. He meets a beautiful ballet dancer named Elise (Emily Blunt) in Manhattan, but mysterious circumstances keep them apart. David discovers forces are at work and he peels back the layers to find out why.

This is based on a short story by sci-fi master Philip K. Dick, whose work has served as inspiration for Blade Runner, Total Recall, Minority Report, A Scanner Darkly, Next and Paycheck.

2010Rating: M, contains sex scenes and violence105 minsUSA
AdaptationScience FictionRomance

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Variety

Variety

Its fun first hour soon gives way to a leaden, expository approach that unwisely favors emotional stakes over speculative-fiction smarts.

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Total Film

Total Film

Despite wobbling under the weight of some hefty ideas while straddling two genres, this sci-fi mystery surprises by emerging as a sweet, star-powered romance. It’s not Blade Runner. It’s not Minority Report. It’s worth chasing down though.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

By keeping the pace quick, the explanation light and the characters strong, Nolfi achieves the near-impossible: a film puzzle you won't mind leaving unexplained.

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Dominion Post

Dominion Post

It's a cute enough idea, and it's certainly one that has been doing the rounds of movie theatres and fiction since before my time: our lives are not our own, and somewhere out there, maybe hidden in plain sight before us, an army of agents are prodding things this way and that to ensure the world turns out as they want it to.

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