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Minority Report

Murder has been eradicated from Washington DC through the use of precognitive technology that allows police to arrest would be murderers prior to committing their crime. But the tables are turned when the head of the experimental program (played by Tom Cruise) is marked as the next murderer. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: C-
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: D
Run Time: 145
Theater Release: 20 Jun 2002
Video Release: 17 Dec 2002
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Overall: C
Murder has been eradicated from Washington DC through the use of precognitive technology that allows police to arrest would be murderers prior to committing their crime. But the tables are turned when the head of the experimental program is marked as the next murderer. Unfortunately the positive message about self-determination in this well-constructed sci-fi thriller is bloated with violence and a few heady sexual moments, making it an unlikely choice for family viewing.
Violence: D+
Graphic scene of multiple murder includes victim stabbed in chest with scissors, bloody bath water and intense hand-to-hand fighting—scene is repeated numerous times.  Bodies are seen floating under water.  Scissors are poked through the eyes of a man’s picture. SWAT-like team of police officers raid house and jump through windows, fighting ensues.  Man’s face with eyeless sockets is revealed. Jump scene shows woman grabbing a man. Government official breaks into suspect’s home. Characters draw guns on others on several occasions. Character jumps from car to car on roadway. Character falls through plate glass window. Large dog jumps at character. Man is pursued by police, includes hand-to-hand combat, kicking and punching. Men with rocket packets blast through walls and set objects on fire. Man hit with car door. Characters shot with force waves. Fighting characters fall onto conveyor belt and are threatened by machinery. Man trespasses on property. Man is poisoned. Woman cuts hand on plant. Man repeatedly fires shots at character. Character is unknowingly injected with anesthetic. Man briefly discusses setting people on fire. Woman briefly discusses a man’s supposed suicidal tendency. Police raid an apartment building with robotic spider-like creatures causing fear among the tenants. Man in water is shocked by electronic devices. Characters with bloody injuries are seen in several scenes. Girl’s body twitches and writhes as a result of visions in her head. Girl is kidnapped and characters try to out run police. Scenes of woman being drown and man being shot is repeatedly seen. Man is shot; impact of bullet is depicted and blood oozes from chest. Woman draws gun on man and assists in a jailbreak. Man is shot; smoke from bullet shot is seen. People discuss rapes and murders. A child is kidnapped.
Sexual Content: C-
Couple, in adulterous relationship, kiss passionately and begin to undress. Woman wears semi-transparent body suit. Man briefly discusses unwanted homosexual advances in prison. Woman pinches man’s buttocks. Brief scene shows couple during intercourse. Woman kisses man. Couple kisses. Man has sex with holographic women. Brief crude comments made about sexual activities and in reference to a woman. Woman, on computer screen, dances seductively. Man accused of being a pedophile.
Language: C-
Includes at least: One use of an extreme sexual expletive, two crude terms for sexual relations, one crude anatomical term, 13 moderate and 11 mild profanities and 10 terms of Deity used as an expletive.
Alcohol / Drug Use: D
Law enforcement officer purchases and repeatedly uses street drugs as a means of dealing with the loss of a loved one. Several references made to illegal drugs. Character discusses the effects of drug use by mothers during their pregnancies. Man uses illegal drug to numb discomfort following surgery. Character depicted as being high on drugs. Man uses a drug to temporarily distort his face. Characters drink alcoholic beverages with dinner and to relieve stress. Characters are injected with drugs to induce meditative state.
Miscellaneous Concerns:
Characters cross themselves in a religious manner on at least two occasions. Characters are denied their individual rights in order to assist a governmental agency. Characters give religious reverence to human characters. Man is depicted as being an unethical employee. Man vomits.  Doctor performs black-market surgery in unsanitary conditions. Surgically removed eyeballs are shown on several occasions, includes some blood.  Character eats moldy food. Character shown with nasal discharge. Characters steal item from store kiosk.

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