YMMV / Minority Report

  • Adaptation Displacement: Philip K. Dick is the accidental master of this trope.
  • Award Snub: It was only nominated for a single Oscar, for Sound Editing.
  • Awesome Music: Bach's "Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring" is used very well.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment:
    • The chase sequence with the jetpack cops. Five minutes of action that is oddly comedic as we see average people like a boy playing a saxophone react to jetpacks flying through the housing complex.
    • Also when Dr. Iris Hineman kisses Anderton for no reason and no reaction from the latter.
      • I believe the purpose of that was linking Anderton's son's remark that he only kisses his mother on the lips and Hineman saying she was the mother of precrime.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: At a certain point, a television plays an episode of Cops, still on Fox (sister company of the film's distributor). The show had a Channel Hop to Spike TV on 2013.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Ads in this film seem to know the targets' names, personal tastes, and the like. Come the age of selling users' personal information to third-party companies for advertising purposes...
    • After Danny is murdered, the scene with John pointing his gun at Witwer's throat becomes almost painful, knowing that later in the movie, it will be the same gun used to murder him.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Press X to SEAN!!!!
  • Idiot Plot: The entire plot relies upon the fact that Anderton, a man whose job is literally to avert predestined murder, wouldn't think to avert a predestined murder he is supposed to commit when he knows for a fact where and when he'll commit it. The film justifies this by noting that Anderton wants to prove his innocence, but the fact remains that Anderton himself literally says out loud exactly what he should do then allows himself to be talked out of it by Dr. Iris Hineman, even though her logic (how can he avoid a man he's never met) is flawed because he knows where (in general terms, at least, enough to know what to avoid) and when the meeting takes place.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Lamar Burgess. He literally made a career out of faking out Precrime; first by disguising Anne Lively's murder as an "echo", then by disguising all three visions of Crow's death as brown balls by putting the plan in action while Anderton was at the office, ensuring that he would either be arrested immediately or run, so when Crow be found with the Orgy of Evidence that could lead Anderton to murder it looked planned by Anderton. The only thing Burgess couldn't see coming was Anderton figuring out everything in time to tell it all to his wife, even if he wasn't free to act on the information himself.
  • Memetic Mutation: The scene where Anderton runs after his eyeballs became popular on YTMND.
  • Nausea Fuel:
    • The other bottle of milk and sandwich.
    • Sick sticks. Likely much more effective than a nightstick, but potentially much worse if they're aiming at you. And probably incredibly painful if you have an empty stomach when you get sticked.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Have a nice trip to containment...
  • No Yay: The aforementioned kiss.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Lots of them. The movie's got an incredibly solid supporting cast.
  • The Problem with Licensed Games: The video game version has a different-looking, blond Anderton, as Tom Cruise's likeness couldn't be licensed.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Jessica Capshaw (Spielberg's stepdaughter) has a small role as the Precrime pilot during the spider sequence; she went on to become a regular on The Practice (44 eps) and Grey's Anatomy (140+ eps).
  • Suicide by Cop: Attempted, averted, succeeded.
  • The Woobie: The three Precogs. They were born to Fantastic Drug addicts and spent all of their lives having nightmares about murders. Then, people started to get wind of this and whisked them off and did unmentioned (but implied to be nasty) things to them. Then the Precog system was set up, which meant that they were forced to spend years and years lying in a drugged stupor in a pool, watching endless future murders. Oh, and the one time we hear about one of the parents trying to save her child from that, she's murdered. And said child is forced to watch her own mother's death and then watch as everyone ignores it.

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