hm this movie is okay when you understand what its about from the start.
Its like we have choices in life and any path- door we take can lead us to a different out come. We both thought this movie okay.
Rather silly really. Had its moments, but all in all, a bit of a yawn. Not something I would recommend to friends
I really liked "The Adjustment Bureau". I think earlier low-ratings in critiques are WAY off - this film is a beautiful romantic drama, and I like the concept of free-will vs. Fate. It is not remotely religious, but it is spiritual. Aside the arbitrary banter over the general vibe of the film, the score/ soundtrack completely by Thomas Newman is spectacular! The acting is good, and the transitions between scenes (and there were a lot of cuts!) are laced together really well. The colours on screen are vibrant and contrast nicely the mood of the characters at any given moment. 4 stars.
I think the one start rating says it all.
I enjoyed this movie.. Interesting story
Good movie, interesting plot, a bit religious in parts but a nice theory and Matt Damon acted well.
About ten minutes in I paused it and said to the others I was watching it with "I hope this isn't one of those movies that seems to be getting to a point then ends". Unfortunately it was. I felt like the filmmakers were insulting my intelligence by expecting me to just accept what they were saying without providing any backstory. My friends agreed with me. You might like it (my husband did) but don't have any high expectations.
Good romantic thriller. Good performances
a "what if...." movie. what if you didn't press the snooze button. what if uncle ben didn't die. what if superman crashed in russia instead of smallville (good comic by the way)
good acting. good story based on a better book.
well acted....just okay. well produced
High quality production. Lightweight plot (almost religious) - but fun
Simplistic, with mild religious overtones. "Are you an angel" asks Matt Damon's character. "We have been called that" is the response. "The Chairman" is obviously the supreme being. Lacks depth.
Interesting but would not rave about it or recommend it as a must see !
thoroughly enjoyed the whole concept of this one. Thought provoking and beautifully executed.
A would be politician finds that he is not in as much control of his destiny as he believed. Pretty daft sci-fi drama which totally stretches the bounds of possibility. An excuse to run around town opening and closing doors.
Awesome movie that makes you think, really good sfx and very sleek acting!
This dvd has a tendency to freeze up a couple of times through the Film
Clever and thoroughly enjoyable - suspend just a little scepticism and go with the flow
I found the movie was entertaining enough, it reminded me a bit of the TV series "Fringe" which I like. The casting is good, I thought there was a lot of chemistry between Matt Damon and Emily Blunt. I can't help thinking that the movie is missing something though, the plot starts out well but quickly becomes a bit dull, they should have explored certain themes a bit more.
I'm not normally into action type movies but I really enjoyed this one!
Superbeings overseeing our love lives? And waiting 3 YEARS for some chunky bird? Yuck, too female! But lot's of blokely chases and fights in hidden mazeways—good stuff!
very disappointing especially for a Matt Damon movie, really ordinary movie there was not much of a story and the ending was lame
This movie captivated me from beginning to end. Some good suspense with an interesting twist. Very enjoyable
Loved it, lots of interesting twists and turns. Matt Damon was great.
A very original and charming science fiction film. The balance between genres is outstanding and Matt Damon delivers a swell performance. Not the best sci-fi movie ever, but pretty underrated nonetheless.
excellent movie really enjoyed it highly recommend by the way rachel i thought emily blunt was great who would you rather have just another hollywood bimbo.great acting
Didn't like this movie, it was slow paced and unsuspenseful. Think of a really really slow and terrible uncomparable matrix type movie.
Matt Damon must this he is getting to old for 'action' movies. This was a real let down.
Disappointing. Could have been great. Didn't like the casting of Emily Blunt.
Not my sort of movie. Would not recommend
Terrific movie - I found it enjoyable from start to finish. Made you think a little bit without exhausting you.
interesting concept did nt grab me
OMG, this movie is sooooooooo good! Right from the very beginning I knew I was going to enjoy it, & enjoy it I certainly did. Why can't Hollywood make more of these types of movies, instead of some of the utter rubbish that spews out through Tinseltown? All with Matt Damon in all them of course, lol. Loved it, loved it - NOT TO BE MISSED!!!
This was a very interesting movie, loved the main actors. Twists and turns made this intriguing to follow, always wondering how it would end.
Fantastic intriguing storyline. Well cast and thoroughly enjoyable to watch.
enjoyable, great cast, ending a bit flat, worth the watch but wouldn't watch again
Very dissapointing given the quality cast. Implausible plot.
Enjoyed the quirky nature of this fIlm.
Interesting concept. Believable romance. Great cast. An enjoyable movie, even though the ending was predictable!
Interesting sci-fi come romance. Liked the concept, however in the end the film just lacked panache to make it more memorable.
As a movie, I enjoyed it even if it had a little too much schmaltz it was good color, good sound, reasonable plot flow and a good cast. This a movie in its current interpretation of a Philip K Dick story ("The Adjustment Team"), would have been accused of being a Scientology raga had it starred Tom Cruise. But whilst I was watching it I couldn't help thinking about the Ian M Banks "Use of Weapons" book which is one of the Culture series that runs a similar genetic vein. I wonder I the makers and Ian M Banks dreamt of Electric Sheep?
Great concept. Worth the watch
Philip Dick, like Stephen King, has lent his short stories to some great films. Mark Damon, never disappoints as a man of action. good entertainment.
Not bad. I'd probably watch it again. Great concept, ok in its delivery.
What a stupid storyline! Absurd is the word perfectly defining this movie.
Interesting movie, something different for a change
Twists, turns, fun and a really neat concept. Loved it.
This movie had us all riveted to our seats, so clever, so very very clever, matt damon just does everything justice.
I was pleasently suprised with this - really good storyline with the perfect mix of everything.
Surprising, unexpected, enjoyable.
The actual concept behind the plot is not unique, however this was an interesting approach to the theme. We really enjoyed it.
Great concept and captivating storyline. Didn't need the last couple of minutes.
I got this because it starred Matt Damon and I thought any movie with him starring in would be good, how wrong was I. Worst movie I've seen in years. Totally rubbush, a waste of time.
Normally I love anything with Matt Damon in but this was just a bit strange, not really what I expected. Wasn't really believable - it was just silly
very interesting movie that keeps your interest.
Strange movie, still don't understand it.
Q: what would it look like if (insert your choice of God) ran His/Her minions/angels/etc like a government agency?
A: The Adjustment Bureau.
Don't let the "based on a story by Philip K Dick" let you think it is sci-fi, as it isn't. Rather, a strange take on how "the grand plan" might be able to be delivered using a bureaucracy. Interesting, however the romantic angle of the movie is the overall winner.
This movie is not "Sci-fi", it should be classified under "Religion"; Do you believe in "higher powers" controlling everything we do? do you believe in destiny and fate? that we are all a part of a master plan that someone or something has created for us? Do you think that all the good in the world such as ground breaking inventions, great art and artists were the makings of this "greater being"? And that all the bad things, like World Wars, famine, murder and bombs were the result that human were left to our own devices? Yeah. Religious movie disguised as an action/political/romance/sci-fi movie. Hate it. Over controlling and overbearing rubbish,
Good movie, unpredictable. A good movie to watch
Interesting movie and very entertaining. Good cast.
Excellent movie, enjoyed it alot.
Not the best or worst movie i have ever seen .worth watching if u have nothing better 2 do
entertaining but a bit light weight .. very good actors...
Quite a novel sci-fi / romance. Matt Damon owns the screen. Love him as an actor. A good movie.
Different to what we were expecting. Bit too Sci Fi for us...
Very entertaining we did enjoy it
An okay film if there's nothing else to watch. Matt Damon is great - the plot line is average.
Loved it! Romance, action, strangeness... thumbs up!
disappointing.....watched it to the end because of Matt Damon. It's a pity to see 95 comments for this kind of a movie when there are so many other good movies there.
Brilliant Concept, lots of unpredictable twists & turns. Highly recommended
I enjoyed the movie. Bit out there.
intriguing story, worth watching
I liked this movie - really enjoyable - different to what I was expecting, but in a good way!
So disappointing, a really trite movie with a storyline that is is a good sixty years past it's use by date. I can't understand why Matt Damon and Emily Blunt got involved in this.
Exciting although a little confusing
Love love love this movie, I watched it 3 times in a 3 day period, very unusual for me...
Really interesting movie, good concept, Matt Damon always gives a top performance, and Emily Blunt is excellent, well worth watching.
Excellent, very interesting
Rather good - recommended
good movie i enjoyed it very much
Matt Damon is great in everything he does. A great movie.
It kept my attention all the way through, and was thoroughly enjoyable.
Its great to see a well scripted and acted movie, without heaps of bad language or cringe-worthy scenes.
I highly recommend this movie
a love story without the mush. GREAT movie!
Hmmm. Agnostics can't fall for this one.
Not really sure why there is such a 'high demand' for this flick. It's OK, good acting
and special effects, but I couldn't help but think the story could have been built up
much, much more. Missed potential in my view. Still worth watching some time.
I really like this movie, both because of the actors (Matt Damon & Emily Blunt were great) and because of the interesting take on life, the choices we make and how these lead to a variety of outcomes. I like the action and adventure parts of this movie, and of course the romance. Just a well-rounded movie, with bits for everyone.
bourne meets matrix(without the super sci-fi special effects) loved it
Really enjoyed this. The basic premise was a nice twist on the usual angel concept. Though it has been compared to Inception, really has very little similarities. We both enjoyed this thoroughly. As a minor thing - loved that the "Bureau" was all late 50's/early 60's in fashion/design. It was easy to miss, but the reference to their reintervention post-Cuban Missile Crisis is a nice explanation. That was neat.
Excellent, really refreshing and not over-acted.
way way over-rated. An old fashioned angel and destiny cliche dressed up in sleek high-tech? Come on. I can't believe so many viewers fall for it. The plot cannot possibly be compared to Bourne or Inception. Even the romance is shallow and unconvincing. How much did they pay Matt Damon to take this silly thing?
So good! Excellent themes and well acted.
Climax could have been bigger/longer, but still great overall.
This was an ok movie but not one I want to see again.
Enjoyable way to pass the evening and reminded me a lot of The Matrix. Matt Damon was believable in the part of an aspiring young politician. LOVED the stunning contemporary dance scenes featuring the lead's forbidden love - which lifted this standard action flick out of the ordinary
This was a really good movie, lots of action with a story involved. Matt Damon shows he is not just an action actor in this film, Emily Blunt plays her role well too. Would watch this movie again.
Not bad. I would have been disappointed if I gone to the trouble of going to the theatre to see this.
Must see - absolutely loved it.
This movie is flat as a thriller. There is no plausible explanation of who all those planners are and I believe the audience deserves a better plot. Not recommended viewing.
Love Matt Damon but not this movie.
Really enjoyed this movie. story can be a touch convoluted at times, but with a little attention it travelled along at a cracking pace. Matt Damon was fantastic as usual playing a very believable character caught in a bizzare situation. I would highly recomend this movie to anyone who enjoys a light thriller.
One of the best movies seen for a long time.
Fantastic movie. Matt Damon and Emily Blunt are a fantastic couple. Keep tissues handy also for this movie. Very different and a thought provoker
Unique story line with a star cast reliving the tale. The film lacked punch
Enjoyable. Something for the guys and the girls. All the reviews I'd seen focused so much on those magical doors I was worried there would be little else but CGI magic to this movie. I am glad to say I was wrong.
Something different. Intriguing. Thoroughly enjoyed it
Ok but not much really happened. plot was pretty boring
Whether our destinies are plotted out for us or not love always wins in the end. Luvd Matt Damon(again) in this,he's such a hunky action hero.
Very enjoyable, albeit slow to get going. Intriguing premise. Not to be watched when you just want to veg out!
Great flick clever concept and keep the interest of the family.
brilliant movie from start to finish highly recommend it
I think I fell asleep during this movie!
awesome movie, really enjoyed the storyline to this, kept you thinking along wayin. would like to watch again
An entertaining flick....A Sci-fi with a difference....Without Matt D. this would be just another attempt at a movie with a difference...He makes it really......A nice 'lite' way to kill a couple of hours.
Really enjoyed this movie, good acting and interesting concept.
Disappointing movie, story line very weak, would have expected more.
Interesting plot, concept and escapism - another good Matt D movie
One of the greatest love stories ever told. In disguise! A MUST TO WATCH!
I like matt damon, but not in this odd movie!
Confused plot with some improbable situations. Didn't like at all,
This movie lacked something I am not sure maybe action. Perhaps I have typecast Matt Damon and was expecting more.
very very disapointed what was mat damon thinking when he took on this movie
Matt Damon brilliant as usual. Enjoyable but different movie.
Great concept and cast but unfortunately this film just does not pull it off.
I really enjoyed this movie. It had a great message!
Interesting concept, well acted - just didn't turn out to be as great as I expected . . .
Riveting. Suspense from start to finish. A thoroughly enjoyable movie. Once again, Matt Damon delivers an excellent performance.
An interesting plot- wasn't quite what I expected but it was entertaining. I do always enjoy watching Matt Damon though so that made it all worthwhile!!
I loved this movie! I guess some will find the story line a bit Out There but I found it excellent! Matt Damon is always good and Emily Blunt is fantastic as always.
I thought the direction was a little lacking imagination in places.
Disappointing for a Matt Damon film, It was cheesy and it seemed like the writers of the bourne identity have stolen a hopeless romantic high school student's film plot project and turned it into a film.
i really liked how they joined ScFi with a romance story and was so well done and just awesome cast and the some very interesting characters and a great story with a lot of myster and makes this movie just awesome.
Different, wasn't what I expected but was still interesting and well worth the watch.
great action movie, kept you intrigued the whole way, loved matt damon in this would recommend to watch
Great movie. A must watch!!!
A nice little movie, that shows humans are willing to do anything when it comes to love.
I enjoyed watching this film. It was nice to see Matt Damon break away from his traditional action roles. Loved it. I would highly recommend it!
Solid film with a sci-fi element but nothing too geeky. It is actually more of a love story which is aided by the great chemistry that Damon and Blunt share. Hard to see too many people not enjoying this one.
Unusual story... but interesting and a good movie
Liked! Matt Damon is a great actor, movie had a lot of slow moments, but over all, i'm sure most would enjoy.
Really enjoyable chase-type movie. Please ignore the promotional material that compares this to any of the Bourne films ("Bourne meets Inception"). It has more in common with Inception that Bourne. Interesting idea and it moves along at a solid pace. Emily Blunt looks and is fabulous in this. Just try keeping your eyes off her as she runs in that dress! We couldn't. Excellent movie.
A great watch for lose who love a love story. Would watch it again.
Loved this movie. It was like an action romance flick that both genders would love.
The affair between a politician and a ballerina is affected by mysterious forces keeping the lovers apart. Wow this film is awesome
Good characters and an interesting concept. More a romance than a thriller and the ending was a little abrupt but overall a good movie
Liked this as, it was a different angle on a romantic story. Not your run of the mill movie
I quite liked this movie. Love conquers all!! More of a chick flick. The boys of the house didn't like it so much.
Good film, but not brilliant. Enjoyed it though. Excellent acting from main leads.
Great suspence with twist and turns everywhere
Great movie and fantastic concept, Matt Damon was wonderful as ever. Can't help but think they could have done more with the concept but overall I don't think many people could be disappointed.
We enjoyed this movie very much, more of a love story than a complex 'thriller' and the two main leads were played very, very well. Don't look too deeply into the storyline as the idea is that 'mankind' has made such a mess of 'running the world' with 'free will' that a higher being (in this case 'The Chairman') now runs our lives with a bunch of 'secret agents' in hats bring us back on track when chance or fate takes a wrong turn. In this story it is an ambitious young politician running for office in New York, ultimately The White House, meets a beautiful young ballerina and falls in love with her, 'The Bureau' tries to change the outcome with the least amount of 'ripples' in the scheme of things!
A dumb idea for a movie and amateurish storyline. Entertaining however for most of the film. Definitely a one watch only.
A bit too B-grade for me, not something I'd watch again.
I enjoyed this movie, was a good easy to watch film. If you are a guy after lots of action though this is not for you it is more a 'love' story really but with a twist we enjoyed it.
Easy movie to watch. the ability to have 'free will' in a world that all is not as it seems..just a genuinely nice movie that is enjoyable and entertaining.
I thought it was a really good movie but the end let it down a bit. It just finished suddenly. I felt a bit let down. It was a happy ending, but unfulfilled.
Not what I expected. Kind of okay
Great movie with lots of twists and turns, I loved it and watched it again. Amazing what a man will go to get his woman ! 8.5/10
i will watch this one again & maybe re-rate. i believe i may not have given this title enough credit. So far it's 'worth watching'
Very cool and very clever. I like stuff which is a little different and this is fantastic. Reminds me of LOST or Inception.
an interesting film with plenty of action and an excellent story,9 outta 10