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The Adjustment Bureau
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Expert Review

film review
29 March 2011
  • Summary: The Adjustment Bureau directed by George Nolfi, is another short story made into film taken from the rich vein of Phillip K. Dick’s back catalogue. After Blade Runner, Total Recall and Minority Report, one might have expected something equally exciting.
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'The Adjustment Bureau' Review: Defying Expectations

Moviefone
4 March 2011
  • Excerpt: No one should envy a single person who drew the short straw and was stuck working on the marketing campaign for 'The Adjustment Bureau,' a movie so def
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The Adjustment Bureau

LA Weekly
3 March 2011
  • Excerpt: THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU In Bourne Ultimatum screenwriter George Nolfi's directorial debut, Matt Damon plays David Norris, a congressman rocketing to the front of a Senate race, apparently on the strength of charisma.
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Film Review: The Adjustment Bureau

FilmJournal
3 March 2011
  • Excerpt: Call it the kinder, gentler 'Matrix:' A disgraced politician accidentally discovers a vast bureaucracy working behind the scenes to make sure that people’s lives go according to plan—whose plan isn’t entirely clear, but it's not theirs.
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'The Adjustment Bureau' is a skewed sci-fi romance

Las Vegas Weekly
2 March 2011
  • Excerpt: Cinematic adaptations of sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick’s work tend to fall into two categories: Either they jettison his offbeat pulp-meets-psychedelia sensibilities and use only the rudimentary set-up of a story as the basis for an action movie ( Next , Paycheck , etc.
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Overall 8
8.0

Adjustment Bureau, The

Empire Online
23 July 2014
  • Conclusion: It’s Inception for romantics, a love story told through the medium of science-fiction — or maybe not; it’s hard to peg this by genre. By keeping the pace quick, the explanation light and the characters strong, Nolfi achieves the near-impossible: a film puzzle you won’t mind leaving unexplained.
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Overall 5
5.0

Expert Review

FILMDUDE
3 March 2011
  • Excerpt: This movie could have been so much better than it was. The concept behind it is highly original, and you can be forgiven for thinking it would be a game changer. Possibly with a different crew or director, it could have lived up to its potential.
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Overall 6
6.0

The Adjustment Bureau

Nöjesguiden
23 November 2012
  • Excerpt: ”Bourne möter Inception” fläskar reklamrösten på och inger falska förhoppningar. För det här är varken rått och smutsigt som Bourne-serien eller storslaget och helhjärtat som Inception.
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Overall 7
7.2
Movie overall 6
6.0
Extras 6
6.0

Adjustment Bureau, The

dvd.nl
22 August 2011
  • Summary: Ieders leven verloopt volgens een vooropgesteld plan. Wordt daarvan afgeweken, dan zorgt het mysterieuze Adjustment Bureau ervoor dat de zaken weer terug op het plan gebracht worden. Politicus David veroorzaakt een van dergelijke afwijkingen, door verliefd te worden op Elise.
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Overall 6
6.0

The adjustment bureau

tros kompas
8 August 2011
  • Excerpt: Het Adjustment Bureau is een bedrijf dat kleine dingen in de levens van mensen bijstuurt, omdat ‘Hij daarboven’ een groot plan heeft. Politicus David (Matt Damon) blijkt een belangrijke pion in dat plan.
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