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Release Date: December 25th, 2003

DVD Release Date: May 18th, 2004

PG-13|1 hr 59 min

Plot Summary
Michael Jennings (Ben Affleck) is a top-notch reverse engineer. Corporations pay him to crack the secrets of their competitors' products. When the job is done, he has his memory of it erased. Rethrick (Aaron Eckhart), head of a company called Allcom, hires Jennings to reverse-engineer a secret government device. After the job, Jennings wakes from the memory erasure to find himself being chased by various agencies. He soon realizes that the fate of the entire world may be in his hands.

Cast: Ben Affleck, Aaron Eckhart, Uma Thurman, Paul Giamatti, Colm Feore, Joe Morton, Michael C. Hall, Peter Friedman

Director: John Woo

Genres: Science fiction, Action, Thriller

Production Co: Solomon/Hackett Productions, Davis Entertainment, Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks SKG, Frantic Films, Lion Rock Productions

Distributors: Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks SKG

Ratings & Reviews

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  • A nifty science-fiction twist on the old amnesia plot where a guy spends most of a movie trying to remember what he did and why everyone is after him. show more

  • The title of this limp retread of "Minority Report" -- both films are based on stories by Philip K. Dick -- presumably refers to the reason the big names involved did this movie. show more

  • There are chases that feel way too long, and dialogue that feels flat. Affleck and Thurman make a handsome duo, but there's no spark between the actors. show more

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