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Anthony Lane The worst thing about the new Steven Spielberg picture is the title, Minority Report. The best thing about it is pretty much everything else.
Joe Morgenstern Though his movie wraps challenging ideas and ingenious visual conceits in a futurist film-noir style, it's pretentious, didactic and intentionally but mercilessly bleak.
Peter Rainer High-concept science-fiction escapades often try to impose new ways of seeing, but Spielberg seems intent on blistering our optic nerves.
Christy Lemire For its stunning visuals and standout performances, Minority Report -- or at least the first three-fourths of it -- might just be the best movie so far this year.
David Ansen Ferociously intense, furiously kinetic, it's expressionist film noir science fiction that, like all good sci-fi, peers into the future to shed light on the present.
Geoff Andrew The fashionably fussy, funky veneer may convince some that the film's serious, but it's finally another chase pic, murky in detail, muddled in ideology and strangely predictable in dramatic thrust.
Andrew Sarris My own minority report is that it stinks.
Peter Travers Final Report: Good, yes; great, no.
Rex Reed Shallow, noisy and pretentious.
J. Hoberman A movie of haunting images and mindless thrills.
David Edelstein While it strays from Dick's narrative, it nails the basic premise and some quintessential Dickian motifs.
Ella Taylor A terrifically entertaining specimen of Spielbergian sci-fi.
Andrew O'Hehir Breathtaking and disturbing.
Paul Clinton (CNN.com) A slam-dunk hit.
Todd McCarthy The film's success is in line with what American films historically have done best, which is to excitingly tell a strong story with high style and just enough substance.
Richard Roeper A masterful work infused with beautiful and haunting visuals, outstanding performances from Tom Cruise and a gifted supporting cast -- and a story that challenges the mind and engages the spirit.
Kirk Honeycutt One of [Spielberg's] most compelling and entertaining films ever.