Steven Spielberg: Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, Gremlins, Artificial Intelligence: A.I.; Tom Cruise: Mission: Impossible, Vanilla Sky; writer Philip K Dick: Blade Runner, Total Recall. If you were assembling a science fiction dream-team you couldn't do much better than this. And that's without mentioning Max Von Sydow (Flash Gordon, Dune, The Exorcist . . . the list goes on).
The year is 2054, and the crime of murder has virtually been eliminated thanks to three genetically altered pre-cogs, whose precognitive abilities allow the murders to be stopped before they happen. The system is considered flawless, until the leader of the Precrime team, Cruise's John Anderton, is tagged for the premeditated murder of someone he's never even met.
As the movie progresses, there a recognisable echoes of the participants former works - especially Blade Runner and A.I. - in both the extravagant sets and the manner in which it's been filmed.
Any criticisms? Well, the occasional comedy elements don't sit well with what is essentially a hard science fiction film. The jet-pack chase scene in particular is unnecessarily slapstick.