The Adjustment Bureau

2011

Action / Romance / Sci-Fi / Thriller

216
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 72%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 67%
IMDb Rating 7.1 10 221301

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Cast

Emily Blunt as Elise Sellas
Matt Damon as David Norris
Anthony Mackie as Harry Mitchell
Jennifer Ehle as Brooklyn Ice House Bartender
720p.BLU
649.22 MB
1280*720
English
PG-13
23.976 fps
1hr 46 min
P/S 9 / 104

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by dapplegrey13 9 / 10

We loved it! Imaginative, Romantic, Intriguing

I was invited to a free screening with a big group of friends in Atlanta. I thought it might be right up my alley and it definitely WAS. It's similar to "Inception" (one of my very favorites), but simpler.

This fantasy-suspense-action-love story is very intriguing and ROMANTIC. I don't think any of us have seen Matt Damon be this passionate about a woman in film before. THIS is the very best Matt Damon I've ever seen -- he is at his most charming, lovable, and most moving here. And that's coming from a big fan of the Bourne Identity films, The Departed, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Rounders, and many other Damon films.

The Adjustment Bureau has a great supporting cast. Emily Blunt was delightful and mysterious..... There were quite a few laughs as well as some gasps from our audience (a packed house, too.) Most importantly, the STORY is intriguing. Yes, that's what makes the film unforgettable is simply the story. It's imaginative and very well-written.

It's a family-friendly film as best I remember --maybe PG-13 because of some almost-nudity; but no swearing, no gore, no bad scares, and no drugs or alcohol. It's all suspense, charm, intrigue, action, and romance!

If you are not a fan of The Matrix, Inception, Moon, Memento, or other fantasy type mind-benders, then you may not enjoy this film. We loved it though. We heard rave reviews from other audience members afterward, too.

Reviewed by billcr12 7 / 10

Modern Love Story

Matt Damon and Emily Blunt star in this rather predictable science fiction love story. Damon is a New York politician, just a regular guy from Brooklyn with JFK like charisma and Blunt is dancer from England. They meet in a bathroom and it is love at first sight. A perfect Ken and Barbie kind of yuppie couple. Some strange men in hats appear and become a road block to the happy couple. They are in control of all the things that happen on earth. They seem to be some kind of guardian angels, steering helpless mankind into survival. The script gets a bit convoluted and our couple are the star crossed type of Romeo and Juliet depth of love. Damon and Blunt are likeable enough for me to recommend This film for some light hearted diversion.

Reviewed by Paul Kydd 7 / 10

The Adjustment Bureau ***½ (7/10)

Available on Blu-ray Disc (Region B)

USA 2011 English (Colour); Science Fiction/Thriller/Romance (Universal/Media Rights Capital/Gambit/Electric Shepherd); 106 minutes (12 certificate)

Crew includes: George Nolfi (Director/Screenwriter, adapting Short Story "Adjustment Team" by Philip K. Dick ***½ [7/10]); Michael Hackett, George Nolfi, Bill Carraro, Chris Moore (Producers); Jonathan Gordon, Isa Dick Hackett (Executive Producers); John Toll (Cinematographer); Kevin Thompson (Production Designer); Jay Rabinowitz (Editor); Thomas Newman (Composer)

Cast includes: Matt Damon (David Norris), Emily Blunt (Elise Sellas), Anthony Mackie (Harry Mitchell), John Slattery (Richardson), Michael Kelly (Charlie Traynor), Terence Stamp (Thompson), Donnie Keshawarz (Donaldson), Anthony Ruivivar (McCrady), David Bishins (Burdensky)

"They stole his future. Now he's taking it back."

An aspiring politician (Damon) seemingly meets by accident a professional dancer (Blunt), with whom he is immediately smitten, but when members of the Adjustment Bureau intervene to keep them apart, a characteristically reckless Damon determines to track this woman down in defiance of the enigmatic "Chairman."

Stylishly mixing genres, Nolfi has crafted an oddly realistic, sci-fi tinged romantic thriller (loosely based on Dick's 1954 short story), with a refreshing emphasis on the touching central romance, rather than on any distracting visual effects.

A location-heavy love letter to New York, the film poses provocative questions about how much control we have over our lives, and what parts fate and chance play.

Blu-ray Extras: Commentary, Featurettes, Deleted/Extended Scenes, Interactive Map. ***½ (7/10)

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