The Adjustment Bureau

There’s an interesting idea at the core of The Adjustment Bureau. It’s loosely based on a Philip K. Dick short story, and he’s the genius responsible for mind-bending tales that led to great films like Total Recall, Blade Runner, Minority Report and A Scanner Darkly. Writer-director George Nolfi has adapted Dick’s story, and while it’s certainly an ambitious undertaking, the resultant movie is a mess suffering from an identity crisis, with performers seemingly uncertain about what kind of movie they are laboring in. Matt Damon plays a politician who finds out that everyone’s life paths are being monitored by some sort of secret society. These hat-wearing guardians have some superpowers, and they don’t want him messing around with a girl he met (Emily Blunt), because he’s supposed to be president some day. The whole thing winds up being silly and sloppy.

Credits

Director:

  • George Nolfi

Cast:

  • Matt Damon
  • Emily Blunt
  • Anthony Mackie
  • John Slattery
  • Michael Kelly
  • Terence Stamp
  • Gregory Lay
  • Lauren Hodges
  • Anthony Ruivivar
  • Fabrizio Brienza
  • Jessica Keller
  • Jon Stewart
  • Chuck Scarborough
  • James Carville
  • Mary Matalin

Producers:

  • Bill Carraro
  • Michael Hackett
  • Chris Moore
  • George Nolfi
  • Isa Hackett
  • Jonathan Gordon

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