This one has got to be the most underrated film of Steven Spielberg. Though starring Hollywood’s biggest superstar Tom Cruise and made on a huge budget (thanks to the marvelous SFX that we all have come to associate with Spielberg), this is essentially a very offbeat and an extremely unique take on the genre of neo-noirs. It is a dark, frenetic and futuristic sci-fi tale of the protagonist played by Cruise, who is part of a police squad that intercepts murderers before they have actually committed the crime, and thanks to a lovely set up, finds himself being chased for a murder that he is sure he will not commit in the near future. Collin Farrell stars in a supporting role. The movie is entertaining, visually engaging, extremely innovative and very well-paced – all traits of the famous American director of some of the world’s biggest blockbusters. The labyrinthine storyline and the terrific plot twists may be edge-of-the-seat stuff, but the movie also raises some serious issues including free will and choice of action vis-à-vis crime and real politic.
Director: Steven Spielberg Genre: Sci-Fi Thriller/Post-Noir/Tech Noir/Action Language: English Country: US