Give Steven Spielberg some dinosaurs or a cute, funny alien and he'll spin populist sci-fi till the Arcturan cows come home. Give him a philosophical story about technology changing what it means to live in this world and he'll craft a hodgepodge of shallow and unexplored ideas. Adapted from the story by the late visionary SF writer Philip K. Dick, the film proceeds from an utterly fascinating notion: What would be the consequences if one could see into the future and arrest people before
they commit a crime? Washington, D.C., 2054. John Anderton (Tom Cruise) is chief of the elite "Precrime" unit at the Justice Department, where three genetically altered, prec...