Summary: This movie is about a a mysterious group of men conspire to keep them apart - they are the agents of Fate - the Adjustment Bureau - and they will stop at nothing to keep order. I really enjoyed this film, I liked the story and the directing.
Summary: Look past the film's Dionysian views of love and fate, and you will see a rather creative little love-story about two likable and charismatic people whose love cannot even be broken by the angels themselves. Stupid, but often creative and novel.
Summary: I thought this movie was ok. I thought it had a good idea, but they could have done more with it. In the end I expected a little more, a twist or something, but I didn't really get one. It was just pretty typical. A happy ending you couldn't help but see coming. It was still worth the watch though. It's basically about the people that make sure no one wanders off their pre-determined "plan".
Excerpt: A senatorial candidate meets the woman of his dreams but an enigmatic organisation of men in black keep interfering in his life to keep them apart. The movie poster for this film contained an earnest looking Matt Damon in full Bourne pose running through a surreal cityscape, a clearly premeditated attempt to dupe the male population into thinking that The Adjustment Bureau was going to be another Inception style sci-fi thriller.
Excerpt: We are all familiar with the common phrase, ‘Everything happens for a reason’. How anyone feels about that statement is always a topic for lively debate. Are we not masters of our own fate? Or is there a greater force at work, behind the scenes, that affects the outcome of our lives? Entire religions have been founded on this simple premise. Regardless of how you feel about this eternal debate, ‘The Adjustment Bureau’ [TAB] offers its own take on this subject.
Summary: I was glad they didn't venture too far into the romance department - just enough to make it believable but not much more. I liked the sci-fi element - the whole fate vs. free will thing has been done before, but it's still always a good story to fall back on. Above average, though not exceptional, sci-fi film.
Summary: I feel like the took the Watchers from Fringe and tried to make a movie about them. It was a good idea, but they just couldn't pull it off. Even Matt Damon's acting which is usually good, was average at best. The means the script was just not good. Maybe with some better writers and someone like Ridley Scott at the helm, they could have make a better film.
Summary: The chemistry of the cast and the slickly-directed action scenes make this film very entertaining and watchable. As a K. Dick adaptation, it glosses over some themes that could have been explored in a more dark and interesting manner (as in better K. Dick films, such as Minority Report or Blade Runner.) Scenically and stylistically, the film also doesn't break the mold too much and I found that the end wraps up a little too neatly.
Summary: This turned out to be a good movie. I didn't know going into it how much Sci-Fi would be in it, and I was unexpectedly surprised. Matt Damon plays another great role, fits perfect in the movie. The suspense is constant, you never quite know what's going to happen next. I do have to admit, it is eerily similar in design as a cross between Inception and The Matrix. This movie is based off a novel, so I choose to believe they did not copy off these movies.
Excerpt: As far as directorial debuts go, this has to be one of the best efforts. Being a real fan of George Nolfi's writing for a past couple of years (e.g Ocean's Twelve), I really looked forward to this one. Plus, it's based on a short story by science fiction legend Philip K. Dick, The Adjustment Team, another good reason to go watch it. It starts of plainly enough.