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This review is from: The Adjustment Bureau - Triple Play (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) (Blu-ray)
A slow but very well acted, well made, intriguing and original romantic sci fi thriller, and how often do you see one of those? It's based on a short story by Phillip K. Dick, and while it's not in the same league as Blade Runner, it's at least as enjoyable as Total Recall and Minority Report. Matt Damon and Emily Blunt are on excellent form as the lovers who weren't supposed to meet and Terrance Stamp is very sinister as part of the mysterious adjustment bureau who make sure that everything happens according to plan. You're never quite sure who the mysterious bureau are and that's part of this movie's appeal. They describe themselves as more than human and possess powers and can use any door to transport themselves anywhere they wish and claim to have been watching over the human race since time began and they report to a mysterious chairman who decides fate all according to a grand plan.
The slow pace may put off some, but stick with it and you'll be rewarded with a very enjoyable film.
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Initial post: 1 Jul 2011 10:28:34 BDT
Totally agree with this review. The story is excellent, very interesting ideas, everything you'd expect from a Philip K. Dick story. The main actors, Damon and Blunt have great chemistry, this really made the film work for me. I'd read a few negative sounding reviews but after watching the film, I thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely be buying the dvd. This film pulls it off, if a little quietly and unspectacularly. There is a philosophical layer to the whole story and that's probably why it does not appeal to everyone who may be looking for more action. For any fans of Dick it is a real treat to be savoured.
In reply to an earlier post on 18 Nov 2011 10:40:37 GMT
A. J. Sturgess says:
You agree with the review and I agree with you. I watched the film this morning and found in it everything that you did. The bit about the importance of the hats is a bit jarring and seems faintly ludicrous for a few moments, but then the key elements of the storyline and the ideas behind it take over and you realise that there HAS to be some sort of object to let Damon's character do what he does at the end. Very enoyable and unlike so many brash films these days, it does give you cause to pause and think.
In reply to an earlier post on 24 Dec 2011 01:35:03 GMT
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