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
82%
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

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

press

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.

3.0
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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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.

4.0
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Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

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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The marketing lied (who knew?) If this was sold as a romance it'd be far less of a let-down. Think THE TIME TRAVELLER'S WIFE - that sort of romantic flic with a sci-fi flavour. just a small flavouring, mind you. It's also a free will vs fate kinda message movie - watered down to appease Christians, Buddhists, Hindus - hell, just about every religious...

2.0
0

Movie was ok but would never see it again! Knew how it was going to end from the start.

2.0
0

i was expecting something a bit better, it was kinda a drag when Matt Damon would go for it and then give up, go for it then give up, they could of wrapped up the whole movie in 20 minutes if you ask me

3.0
0

...you'll be disappointed, like I was! Unfortunately the trailer pretty much sold The Adjustment Bureau as such, so I was sorely disappointed by the lack of action. Overall it wasn't too bad a story, and I didn't mind either Damon or Blunt's performances, but the ending was a bit too cheesy to swallow. Okay as light entertainment but wouldn't especially...

2.0
0

Let's be honest, the only two movies Matt Damon has acted well in is 'The Departed' and 'Good Will Hunting' and even then he was carried on the back of some brilliant actors (Robin Williams and Leonardo Di Caprio). This movie was no exception the acting was average and please don't get me started on the story line! I just didn't enjoy it at all.

2.0
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Didn't enjoy it...no chemistry whatsoever between Damon and Blunt...especially for characters who were supposedly 'meant to be'. And if the 'Adjustment Bureau' was a limited liability company...the way they were running things...they would either be in receivership or liquidation! Problems being passed on to others...'management' making hasty...

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This film could be a story from The Outer Limits. The sci fi premise posits free will versus predetermined fate in the form of a love story between aspiring Senator David Norris (Matt Damon) and his instant attraction Elise Sellas (Emily Blunt). The Bureau is like a celestine corporation of agents who ensure their charges don't stray from their predestined...

4.0
0

hey folks, sit back and enjoy this one. don't say much about it, just tell your friends to go. pleasant surprise, in an increasingly wastelandic film panorama these days. interesting story and passionate love tale, what the heck else do you want?

5.0
0

i haven't seen a sci fi that didn't rip something, including whole plots in the case of dark city, from dicks huge catalogue of work. vanilla sky, eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, terminator, truman show, sunshine, hardboiled, once you start looking he seems to be the ultimate origin, much like George Orwell. not so good though that i can only name 2,...

0

There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call "The...

0
Variety

Variety

press

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

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

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.

3.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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.

4.0
0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

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.

0

The marketing lied (who knew?) If this was sold as a romance it'd be far less of a let-down. Think THE TIME TRAVELLER'S WIFE - that sort of romantic flic with a sci-fi flavour. just a small flavouring, mind you. It's also a free will vs fate kinda message movie - watered down to appease Christians, Buddhists, Hindus - hell, just about every religious...

2.0
0

Movie was ok but would never see it again! Knew how it was going to end from the start.

2.0
0

i was expecting something a bit better, it was kinda a drag when Matt Damon would go for it and then give up, go for it then give up, they could of wrapped up the whole movie in 20 minutes if you ask me

3.0
0

...you'll be disappointed, like I was! Unfortunately the trailer pretty much sold The Adjustment Bureau as such, so I was sorely disappointed by the lack of action. Overall it wasn't too bad a story, and I didn't mind either Damon or Blunt's performances, but the ending was a bit too cheesy to swallow. Okay as light entertainment but wouldn't especially...

2.0
0

Let's be honest, the only two movies Matt Damon has acted well in is 'The Departed' and 'Good Will Hunting' and even then he was carried on the back of some brilliant actors (Robin Williams and Leonardo Di Caprio). This movie was no exception the acting was average and please don't get me started on the story line! I just didn't enjoy it at all.

2.0
0

Didn't enjoy it...no chemistry whatsoever between Damon and Blunt...especially for characters who were supposedly 'meant to be'. And if the 'Adjustment Bureau' was a limited liability company...the way they were running things...they would either be in receivership or liquidation! Problems being passed on to others...'management' making hasty...

0

This film could be a story from The Outer Limits. The sci fi premise posits free will versus predetermined fate in the form of a love story between aspiring Senator David Norris (Matt Damon) and his instant attraction Elise Sellas (Emily Blunt). The Bureau is like a celestine corporation of agents who ensure their charges don't stray from their...

4.0
0

hey folks, sit back and enjoy this one. don't say much about it, just tell your friends to go. pleasant surprise, in an increasingly wastelandic film panorama these days. interesting story and passionate love tale, what the heck else do you want?

5.0
0

i haven't seen a sci fi that didn't rip something, including whole plots in the case of dark city, from dicks huge catalogue of work. vanilla sky, eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, terminator, truman show, sunshine, hardboiled, once you start looking he seems to be the ultimate origin, much like George Orwell. not so good though that i can only name...

0

There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call "The...

0