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Welcome to my review website. I love movies, and here’s the place I talk about them. You’ll find my ratings, on a scale of zero to five stars, in all of my posts. For each film, I’ve written either a full critique, which is a longer piece; a compact review, which is usually just a paragraph; or a quick take, which is only a sentence or two. I also post articles about the world of cinema on my film blog.

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The Adjustment Bureau

The Adjustment Bureau

Like so many genre films before it—Blade RunnerTotal RecallMinority 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

STARRING
• MATT DAMONEMILY BLUNT

ALSO STARRING
 • ANTHONY MACKIEJOHN SLATTERYMICHAEL KELLYTERENCE STAMP

WRITTEN BY
• GEORGE NOLFI
• PHILIP K. DICK (BASED UPON THE SHORT STORY “ADJUSTMENT TEAM”)

DIRECTED BY
• GEORGE NOLFI

NO 2011 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS

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