Minority Report

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +3

Content: -2

In this futuristic action-thriller directed by Steven Spielberg, Tom Cruise is John Anderton, chief of a special police force in Washington D.C. that stops crimes before they happen. Lamar Burgess (Max Von Sydow), founded the department, based on the psychic abilities of three genetically-gifted people, known as Pre-Cogs, with the ability to see a murder before it happens. Because violent crime has been reduced 90 percent by arresting criminals for acts not yet carried out, the Justice Department send Danny Witwer (Colin Ferrell) to evaluate the six-year old program. The system has never been wrong. But when the trio predicts Chief Anderton will murder a man hes never met, John must prove the system is flawed, before Danny arrests and imprisons him. Agatha (Samatha Morton), the most gifted of the three dreamers, helps John uncover the truth about his future crime. Filled with visually exciting images of the near future and challenging twists in the story, MINORITY REPORT will keep audiences guessing.

While the action includes some scenes of violent crimes, such as stabbings, a drowning and shootings, the more gruesome scenes involve a medical procedure. In this future, eyeball scans throughout the city identify all citizens, both for security reasons as well as interactive advertising that calls the passers name. Therefore, black market doctors transplant eyeballs, giving the buyer a new identity. Along with eyeballs in a baggie and eyeless sockets on a mans face, discerning viewers are assaulted numerous times with crude and vulgar terms. Despite the engrossing mystery, MINORITY REPORT doesnt get a majority vote.

Preview Reviewer: Paul Bicking
20th Century Fox, 10201 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Many (14) times Mild 12, moderate 2

Obscene Language: Several (9) times F-word 1, s-word 7 other 1

Profanity: Many (10) times Regular 4 (JC 2, J, C sake); exclamatory 6

Violence: Many times Moderate and severe (images of stabbing, struggle in water, window breakings several times, property destruction, man w/ no eyes in sockets, image of drowning, gun threats, punches, hits, kicks, shock stick used, concussion gun used, hit w/ car door, eyeballs in plastic bag, shootings)

Sex: Once (brief image of couple on bed w/motion during apt. search)

Nudity: Near nudity Few times (woman in slip/ nightgown, obscured female breast in wet bodysuit)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Several times (couple kissing on bed, suggestive comments by couple, woman warns about not getting anything, womans hand on male rear, salesman offers sexual visions, holographic images of multi-partner activity)

Drugs: Man buys/ takes street drug, reference to taking whiff, pipe smoking, alcohol drinking at party

Other: Paradox of arrest for crime before committed, room for Pre-Cogs called temple, man comments power was with priests not oracle/ theyre more clergy than cop, people distort bodies in Yoga class, vomit spew, genetic mistakes lead to Pre-Cog ability, man blows mucous from nose, brief images of people on toilet, mechanical spiders search building do eye scans, comment that future act is choice not fate, comment dead dont die but spirit looks on and helps

Running Time: 140 minutes
Intended Audience: Older teens and adults

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