Next (2007)

A man with the ability to see the future and change the outcome of events before they occur is forced to choose between saving himself and saving the world in this supernatural thriller starring Nicolas Cage and directed by Lee Tamahori… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 25, 2007
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Critic Score: 28% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Numerous plot holes and poorly motivated characters prevent Next from being the thought-provoking sci-fi flick it could've been.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

This busy sci-fi thriller often seems like a page full of equations rendered meaningless by an early misplaced decimal point.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

A schlocky mix of bad special effects and worse Cage hairdos.

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Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix

Tamahori and the phalanx of writers implode Dick's intriguing premise into a pedantic thriller.

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Nigel Floyd
Time Out

Another failed attempt to bring Dick's deliriously paranoid mind-set to the screen.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

Once you know the rules, it's hardly worth playing. Especially when you find out you've been tricked.

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Steve Biodrowski

Nobody said this had to be great art, but why couldn't it be a satisfying thrill machine?

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Next features Nicolas Cage as a clairvoyant who can see events before they occur. If anyone on the production team had similar abilities, they could have foreseen that the film was a folly in the making.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Colossal waste of time.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

It's debatable whether Cage's supernatural ability is any more interesting than his strange coiffure.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
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Al S
A thrilling, clever and action-packed thrill-ride. It`s full of great suspensful moments, great action sequences and a wicked twist ending that makes yours eyes… More
xGary Xx
Chris Johnson was born with the ability to see two minutes into his own future but chose to hide it in an attempt to lead a "normal" life, until FBI… More
Sophie Burgess
I really like the idea behind it however it just turned into a mash up of action and bad acting. Cage looks like he mock acting in an attempt to be funny, Moore… More
Wildaly M
Bad acting + bad plot = bad sci-fi(-ish) movie.
Phil Hubbs
OK where to begin, guess what, I didn't like this either, another Phillip K Dick adaptation and another movie about being able to see the future or a… More