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The Adjustment Bureau

22 Ratings: 2.8
A 2011 movie directed by George Nolfi.

The story is loosely based on the Philip K. Dick short story "Adjustment Team", and features a smooth-talking congressman whose political future is thrown in doubt by uncontrollable events and the arrival of a mysterious ballerina in his life. … see full wiki

Director: George Nolfi
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Release Date: 4 March 2011 (USA)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
21 reviews about The Adjustment Bureau
review by . March 05, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
There is NO Fate But What You Make....But Do We Need Adjustment?
There’s something very familiar and yet it proves to be quite pleasing to the viewer when director/scripter George Nolfi takes on the movie adaptation of Philip Dick’s short story called “The Adjustment Team” and makes it “The Adjustment Bureau”. It has been wrongfully labeled as a sci-fi film, since it is anything but. It has strong themes of spirituality and of existentialism wrapped around romance, paranoia and mystery. Not really sure, it’s almost …
review by . March 17, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
It wasn’t until the middle of February in 2010 that I found my first 5/5 worthy film in Martin Scorsese’s “Shutter Island”, a heart pounding, gut-wrenching, brilliantly performed thriller that left my jaw on the floor and set a huge standard for the rest of the year, ending up as my #4 favorite by December. As February came and went and so did forgettable films like “I Am Number Four”, my hopes were starting to wane in general for 2011 in general when it came …
review by . July 09, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
*** out of ****     Whenever I discover that a new Philip K. Dick novel is being adapted into a film, I can't help but be skeptical. Most of the time, I just sit down somewhere and let out a big sigh. This is not to say that I detest the Philip K. Dick-based films; a couple of them are very, very good. It's not particularly hard to get a basic understanding of what the writer had in mind when he wrote the story, especially in K. Dick's case. "The Adjustment Bureau" is the latest …
review by . June 25, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Other than the Bourne films and Good Will Hunting, I am not much of a Matt Damon fan and the trailers for this film reminded me of "The Forgotten" which was terrible. Therefore, I was pleasantly surprised in how much I liked this film. It is kind of a more serious version of Looking for Mr. Jordan with a little bit of special effects thrown in. Damon is a young hotshot who seems destined to win the election for New York Senator. On the eve of the election he does something stupid which …
review by . May 02, 2011
Like Rango, ever since I saw a trailer for this with True Grit I had very high hopes for this movie. In some ways, this movie satisfied my expectations, but in some ways, it didn't. To put it in plain speech, The Adjustment Bureau was not the science fiction epic I thought it was going to be, but it was an entertaining and interesting movie with two strong lead performances and an interesting premise. Like the critics said, it did have some trouble maintaining a consistent tone, seeing as it …
review by . March 15, 2011
Like Rango, ever since I saw a trailer for this with True Grit I had very high hopes for this movie. In some ways, this movie satisfied my expectations, but in some ways, it didn't. To put it in plain speech, The Adjustment Bureau was not the science fiction epic I thought it was going to be, but it was an entertaining and interesting movie with two strong lead performances and an interesting premise. Like the critics said, it did have some trouble maintaining a consistent tone, seeing as it …
review by . March 05, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Star Rating:         The Adjustment Bureau, adapted from Philip K. Dick’s short story “Adjustment Team,” is the most engrossing, intelligent, and stimulating science fiction fable since Knowing, a gem that I personally believe was not given its dues. It takes one of the oldest and most unknowable of humanity’s spiritual quandaries – fate vs. free will – and applies it to a simple but brilliantly executed love story. The result is …
review by . March 03, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
The Adjustment Bureau - The Two Jews On Film Think This One Needs Adjusting
Do we control our destiny or do unseen forces manipulate us? That is the question 'The Adjustment Bureau' asks. The film is based losely on a short story by Philip K. Dick and is directed and written by George Nolfi (co-writer of The Bourne Ultimatium).      Matt Damon plays ambitious New York politician, David Norris. David's just about to become the next Senator from New York, when a photo of him mooning a group of people, is brought to light. David loses the election …
review by . March 11, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
The Adjustment Bureau Makes You Really Think
When you say adjustment bureau, you have to ask yourself what do you mean the movie or the actual collection agency. There is an actual agency that goes after the big boys such as banks, auto dealers, finance companies and any other professional types. But, in this case we are talking about taking time out of our busy schedule to go to the matinee to see the movie Called Adjustment Bureau  starring Matt Damon. You know him, he is the star to all of the Borne Identity Movies. He is the perfect …
review by . March 04, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Avoid this Fate
THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU   Written and Directed by George Nolfi   Starring Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Anthony Mackie, Jack Slattery and Terence Stamp       David Norris: If I’m not supposed to be with her, why do I feel this way?       If you knew that being with you meant that the person you love would never realize his or her dreams, would you walk away from them?  If you wanted to, would you even be capable?  As …
review by . June 17, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
   The Adjustment Bureau tries to make an analogy regarding today's world policies and differences between the highly corporations and the "average" people or better put regarding today's world "moral" slavery. However, trying does not equal succeeding and therefore we are witnesses to a decent idea managed poorly.      David Norris (Matt Damon) an ambitious young politician chases a seat in the U.S. Senate but due to a small error which …
Quick Tip by . January 03, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
I was pleasantly surprised. I generally like Matt Damon and he was solid but Emily Blunt ensured that it was more romantic than the usual Philip Dick story but not also ensures its not just a chick flick with special effects.
review by . June 02, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
If you go to Fort Morgan Colorado, you will find the grave of master essayist Philip K Dick. If you listen carefully enough beyond the wind blowing through the trees, you'll hear a faint whizzing sound of his body spinning in his casket faster than a tumble drier. I can only hope they have Prozac in the afterlife so he can find some solace in how Hollywood is destroying everything he's ever written. Maybe he can have a chat with Richard Matheson, whose books also get routinely crapped all …
Quick Tip by . November 08, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Before reading the reviews and seeing the movies, I had assumed that this would be some dude action flick, but it turned out to be pleasantly more than that. I loved it. It's a trippy and thought-provoking movie with a great cast.
review by . March 25, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
3 stars: Our choice, our fate is what we make it
Picture your life as perfect as anyone could have ever imagined. You have a great high-ranking job you have subordinates that think the world of you everything is going perfectly   your life could never have been better if someone had planned it yourself. What if someone had planned everything in your life right down to the T; What if what you are meant to do is part of some higher plan to shape the course of coming events to avoid a disaster or to …
review by . March 22, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Meh... Rent it.
WARNING: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS.      I'm the type of movie goer that gets really excited for only a handful of movies throughout the year. The Adjustment Bureau was one of them. I mean how could you not get "really" excited for this film. First off, MATT DAMON is in it and secondly it seemed like a pretty awesome concept for a film. Being that, I'm going to be honest right off the get go. The film was just okay.      The film starts …
review by . March 11, 2011
Have you ever wondered what your life would be like if you had made a different choice from one you made that put you where you are today?  Maybe selected a different college then the one you attended... or turned down a job that  relocated you to where you are now... or stuck with something a little longer than you originally had to see what could happen... or even taken that right turn rather then the left you made on the way home.  Where would you be if you had made that other …
review by . July 04, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Are we free to make our own choices, or is someone/something controlling are guiding them? This is an age-old question, perhaps because the human mind struggles to wrap itself around either the idea of blind chance or the immense power of free will. Surely something/someone else is involved, somehow. Loosely based on a paranoid Philip K. Dick short story, “The Adjustment Bureau” takes on this question, through the lens of a…romantic comedy?      Well, not a …
Quick Tip by . May 17, 2011
Totally awful. Full review to follow once I've burned my TV.
Quick Tip by . March 05, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
I can't wait to see this movie! An Inception conspiracy theory flick that makes you question self will and fate....or that's my take on it. Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, and Jon Stewart....what a crazy combo! Sorry Lunchers, @twojewsonfilm_2 and @BlackSheep, I really want to read your reviews but, I don't want to get any spoilers. Maybe we'll have a debate later on, after I've watched it. The +5 is for my excitement, it is subject to change after I've actually seen this flick …
Quick Tip by . April 08, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
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"The Adjustment Bureau" is one of the first truly great films of this already fledgling year and it is such a shame that such a great premise, a strong cast and highly intelligent writing goes no further than it should. This fantastic film lacks the courage to be daring. To put itself out there on a limb and truly express itself as a piece of filmmaking nirvana Instead, "The Adjustment Bureau” stays safely in its comfort zone for a science fiction film inspired by a short …
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