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*** Official "MINORITY REPORT" Discussion Thread


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#1 of 516 Robert Crawford

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Posted June 20 2002 - 08:31 AM

This thread is now designated the Official Discussion Thread for "Minority Report". Please, post all comments, links to outside reviews, film and box office discussion items to this thread.

All HTF member film reviews of "Minority Report" should be posted to this thread.

Since, I closed the previous discussion thread about this fine film, I thought I'll post this link so that any member can quickly review it while participating in this thread.

Thank you for your consideration in this matter.


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#2 of 516 Jay E

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Posted June 20 2002 - 08:52 AM

The rave reviews I'm reading about this film,(except for Ron's), are making me salivate. I was already planning on seeing the film but now I'm really anxious to see it. I don't ususlly go to films on opening weekends but in this case I might make an exception.

#3 of 516 Matt Stone

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Posted June 20 2002 - 09:14 AM

Same here Jay. I'm going to hit the theater straight from work tomorrow. I can't wait!
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#4 of 516 Scott Weinberg

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Posted June 20 2002 - 09:19 AM

My review will be up later tonight, but Minority Report may be my favorite movie so far this year. (I need to see it again to be sure.)

From my good buddy James Berardinelli's review:

Minority Report rivals some of Spielberg's top adventure/science fiction epics, such as Close Encounters and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Now that's some high praise indeed!

#5 of 516 Guy_K

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Posted June 20 2002 - 09:22 AM

I checked the times for Minority Report, and found it odd that each theater I looked at only had about 4 showings in a day of the film. Anyone know why that might be? It will be very crowded.

#6 of 516 Matthew Chmiel

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Posted June 20 2002 - 09:57 AM

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I checked the times for Minority Report, and found it odd that each theater I looked at only had about 4 showings in a day of the film. Anyone know why that might be?

It might be only showing on one screen at said theaters, but I highly doubt that. If you're looking at Fandango's site or any site that takes their info from Fandango, you might want to check again tomorrow as they usually don't post all the times till opening day of the movie.

After all the rave reviews, I'm going to see the film either tomorrow or Saturday. I can't wait to see what Spielberg has in store for us.


#7 of 516 Jason Seaver

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Posted June 20 2002 - 10:30 AM

And it's a somewhat-longer-than-usual movie, at 140 minutes (plus previews).
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#8 of 516 Craig S

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Posted June 20 2002 - 10:34 AM

I've already purchased my ticket for the 4 PM show tomorrow!! Now I'm just praying that no emergencies pop up at work tomorrow PM... Posted Image

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Posted June 20 2002 - 10:48 AM

Not sure if people are aware of this little fact (I wasn't) - Minority Report is based on a short by Philip Dick (1956). He also wrote the short story for which Blade Runner is based on.

Pretty fine pedigree...I'm anxiously awaiting this movie. I've never seen so many movies on opening night in one year. This one will probably be added to the list.
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Posted June 20 2002 - 11:08 AM

I'll be seeing it in just over three hours. Man I love being well hooked up.
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Posted June 20 2002 - 11:37 AM

Roger Ebert's 4 star review of Minority Report:
http://www.suntimes.....nority21f.html
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#12 of 516 Steeve Bergeron

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Posted June 20 2002 - 01:05 PM

Rotten Tomatoes has 45 reviews for Minority Report. Only one is negative! That's very impressive!

#13 of 516 Bill Slack

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Posted June 20 2002 - 01:11 PM

A little off topic here...

So I go to buy tickets for it. But I can't buy them for MR at any AMC/GC in my area. What the heck? I can buy tix for it at the Loews and other theaters. I can buy tix for any other movies. No, it can't be that all the shows for the next week at 20 theaters are sold out...

Anyone else run into the same thing and know why? (It's been like this for a couple days.)

#14 of 516 Rich Romero

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Posted June 20 2002 - 01:12 PM

Minority Report definitely looks like a movie I will love. I like futuristic city type movies. I loved Blade Runner, Total Recall, and the beginning of Episode II and this looks even better. Spielberg is most definitely at the most interesting point in his career. A.I. was easily one of the better films of last year, even if it was a modern remake of Pinocchio.
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#15 of 516 Scott Weinberg

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Posted June 20 2002 - 02:33 PM

OK, my review is up in the appropriate thread. Plus it's on the TOP of the Minority Report page over at Rotten Tomatoes! (I love when they list the critics in Z - A fashion!) Posted Image

This seems to be one of those movies you like MORE a few hours after watching it. Hope you guys have a great time with it!

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Posted June 20 2002 - 02:47 PM

Nice review Scott...I am so looking forward to this flick. Gonna see it tomorrow FOR SURE.

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Posted June 20 2002 - 04:26 PM

Thanks for posting the review, much better than I can put into words Posted Image . You nailed it Scott, its better a few hours after viewing it.
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Posted June 20 2002 - 06:48 PM

I'm not reading yet because I want no spoilers, but this is the only place that I can say that I'm more excited because I forgot that Scott Frank was writing and that I LOVE Get Shorty and Out of Sight (the 2 best Elmore Leonard translations IMO).

I'll be joining the club tomorrow and noon Indy time.

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Posted June 21 2002 - 01:21 AM

did anyone see ebert when he reviewed Minority Report on his nice little television show? i happened to be watching, and he showed clips from it that gave me intense goose bumps!! he kept showing the combination of classic film techniques and new aged technology and how they are intertwined to make a masterpiece. i am so psyched about seeing it tonight!!!!
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Posted June 21 2002 - 01:36 AM

One critic here in Boston has given the movie 4 stars. He NEVER gives sci-fi more than 3 stars. He seems to have a biased against sci-fi IMO.

I was thinking that this was a DVD purchase but now I'll be headed to the theater asap.
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