The Adjustment Bureau
Like so many genre films before it—Blade Runner, Total Recall, Minority Report, and others—The Adjustment Bureau adapts a work by Philip K. Dick. Its major conceit is that humanity is directed behind the scenes by an unseen power—“The Chairman”—whose minions monitor and “adjust” people’s lives as needed to meet an overall plan. It’s mildly clever, and the interesting use of doors as shortcuts through New York City is cool, but the concept never gets mined for much more than it initially gives. Still, Matt Damon and Emily Blunt are good, and their love story really provides a solid focus. Though I wanted the film to be better, I still liked it.
**½ (out of *****)
©2018 David R. George III
2011 • 1 HOUR, 46 MINUTES
UNIVERSAL PICURES • MEDIA RIGHTS CAPITAL (MRC) • GAMBIT PICTURES • ELECTRIC SHEPHERD PRODUCTIONS
• GEORGE NOLFI
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