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The Adjustment Bureau critic rating (The Telegraph): 3
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The Adjustment Bureau critic rating (Mid-Day): 3.5

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The Adjustment Bureau  (2011 - English)

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The Adjustment Bureau cumulative rating: 3.5 out of 53.5/5 (6 users)

The Adjustment Bureau critics rating: 3.25 out of 5 3.25/5 (2 critics)

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  • An entertaing one!

    The Adjustment Bureau rating: 7 out of 10(Divya Arora wrote on 05 Apr 2011)

    The film is a mixture of science-fiction and romance, which entertains and amazes you through its un-conventional story. Frankly speaking, this type of movie is watchable for a limited audience and those people can only appreciate it. It’s unconventional and unusual story theme can compared by ‘Inception’, in the sense as it can understand and enjoyed by only few people.

    It’s about two protagonists, David Norris (Matt Damon) who is a political leader and a future congressman of New York, and Elise Sellas (Emily Blunt) who is a rising skilled dancer. The story pursues further with David, who is in the middle of the presentation for a Senator seat for New York, and on the night of the election he finds that he has lost his mind and now he must convey his allowance speech in the presentation. On the same night he unexpectedly met Elise, who was hiding from the securities because she was caught crashing a wedding in the same hotel where David was having his presentation. They instantly felt something strong and emotionally powerful for each other. Further in the story we are also introduced to the strange group of men that are always inspecting behind the scenes. These all basically make sure that everything goes as planned, which is planned by David himself. However because of a mistake from one of their own, David is shown their world and was never suppose to see Elise after the night of his acknowledgment speech. Thus forming the moving drive of the film till the climax appears.

    George Nolfi was apt in his writing and directing. It was very interesting, well made film with power puff performances by Matt Damon and Emily Blunt. George’s direction was very well done; especially he really stands out with the many on-foot chase series all the way through the film. Also the dialogue between Damon and Blunt was awe-striking and really very much impressive. It was enormously humorous and funny, with a feel of romance. On the whole, director George interlinks the love story with the science fiction phase which overall impresses in his own terms.
    The cast is outstanding and I really can't portrait anyone else in the characters of David Norris or Elise Sellas. The easy dialogue scenes between these two are just as enjoyable, as it was in this exciting and action packed scenes all the way through the film.

    On the whole it's a very good and decent film to watch and to get entertained. The only real negative point in the film is its ending, which is pretty regrettable because till then it was more or less perfect. Ending is a bit anti climatic. Bottom line though, the film actually makes you think about the idea of luck versus choice. Whether you believe in a superior power or not, these ideas are common and will always be a vital subject to talk about and the film does a pretty fine job on leaving enough open for a debate.

    All in all it's a great film for all viewers who seek for something valuable on-screen that should entertain one enough.

    3.5 / 5

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