in about 100 words or less
US 145m, Colour
Director: Steven Spielberg; Cast: Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Max von Sydow
Minority Report is an imaginative science fiction thriller that is loosely adapted from the Philip K. Dick story of the same name about the future of crime prevention which involves the psychic abilities of the “precogs” who can see crimes before they are committed. In its portrayal of technology, and particularly the melding of advertising and government’s ability to monitor the whereabouts and activities of its citizens, Minority Report continues to be surprisingly accurate in its portrayal of the near future. Though future crime is almost certainly not going to rely on water-bound psychics, our potential “threat” may well be measured as statistical probability from our on-line behaviour (Klaus Ming August 2013).