Lists: Action, Sci-Fi, Dystopian

Brief Synopsis: "In a facist future where all forms of feeling are illegal, a man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system."

Overall Ranking: 1717 (Rank from 2002: # 27)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 27.27%
Regular 54.55%
Half-Popped 9.09%
Stale 9.09%
Burnt 0%


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Rob from GuysFilmQuest85
J Patterson85
Morgan On Media83.6(full review)
Jeremy M80
CinemaVisitor Erik80
Rich Alejandro75 - Cheesy premise, maybe. However, it covers the theme of mind altering drugs. It borrows a bit from 1984 and the V for Vendetta novels. The bad part is, if you go back and ask people, they say this is the movie that Matrix should have been as a series.
MandF Reviews70(full review)
Drezzy65 - It's a fun little movie with a damn solid performance by Bale and the end scene is insane. However, one thing that definitely ruins it is Taye Diggs.
Dan O'Neill65(full review)
Darren of Movie Reviews 10160(full review)
Chris Turner30

People Involved

  • Christian Bale (John Preston)
  • Dominic Purcell (Seamus)
  • Sean Bean (Errol Partridge)
  • Christian Kahrmann (Officer in Charge)
  • John Keogh (Chemist)
  • Sean Pertwee (Father)
  • William Fichtner (Jürgen)
  • Angus Macfadyen (Dupont)
  • David Barrash (Evidentiary Storage Officer)
  • Dirk Martens (Gate Guard)
  • Taye Diggs (Brandt)
  • Matthew Harbour (Robbie Preston)
  • Maria Pia Calzone (Prestons Wife)
  • Emily Siewert (Lisa Preston)
  • Emily Watson (Mary OBrien)
  • Kurt Wimmer (Director)