Excerpt: The joke of the 1954 short story “The Adjustment Team” is that a frustrated working-class guy learns, by an easily preventable screw-up, that the architects of existence are basically just as henpecked and clueless as he is, and just as likely to make the kinds of infuriatingly tedious mistakes that...
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.