The Adjustment Bureau(2010)
Sci-fi romance starring Matt Damon as David, a charismatic United States Congressman who seems destined for political stardom. He meets a beautiful ballet dancer named Elise (Emily Blunt) in Manhattan, but mysterious circumstances keep them apart. David discovers forces are at work and he peels back the layers to find out why.... More
This is based on a short story by sci-fi master Philip K. Dick, whose work has served as inspiration for Blade Runner, Total Recall, Minority Report, A Scanner Darkly, Next and Paycheck.Hide
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BY Steve Newall Flicks Writer
Philip K. Dick adaptations don’t usually fall into the romantic thriller department, unless I’m missing something about Quaid and Kuato’s relationship in Total Recall, but The Adjustment Bureau is as much about Matt Damon and Emily Blunt’s love story as its typically Dick-ish paranoid sci-fi elements. Not that the two have the most amazing movie star chemistry, but there’s something relaxed and believable about their interest in one another that stands in stark contrast to the film their characters are living in.
The Adjustment Bureau is at its best when they are on screen together. When they’re not, we get Matt Damon running down a street, through a magic door, or being relentlessly explained at – sometimes by Mad Men’s John Slattery, other times by Terence Stamp. Problem is, the film’s premise only stands up for about a few minutes. That’s why it was written as a short story. Some of the key explanations, such as why the Bureau can access magic doors (spoiler alert – magic hats) are so ridiculous that how the actors kept straight faces is beyond me.
It’s a shame because, with a little bit more acknowledgment of the preposterous elements of the film, The Adjustment Bureau may have been a little more enjoyable instead of taking itself so seriously.Hide
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BY clararar superstar
...you'll be disappointed, like I was! Unfortunately the trailer pretty much sold The Adjustment Bureau as such, so I was sorely disappointed by the lack of action. Overall it wasn't too bad a story, and I didn't mind either Damon or Blunt's performances, but the ending was a bit too cheesy to swallow. Okay as light entertainment but wouldn't especially recommend it.
BY Zee grader
Let's be honest, the only two movies Matt Damon has acted well in is 'The Departed' and 'Good Will Hunting' and even then he was carried on the back of some brilliant actors (Robin Williams and Leonardo Di Caprio). This movie was no exception the acting was average and please don't get me started on the story line! I just didn't enjoy it at all.
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