The Adjustment Bureau
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On the brink of winning a seat in the U.S. Senate, ambitious politician David Norris (Damon) meets beautiful contemporary ballet dancer Elise Sellas (Emily Blunt)--a woman like none he's ever known. But just as he realizes he's falling for her, mysterious men conspire to keep the two apart. David learns he is up against the agents of Fate itself--the men of The Adjustment Bureau--who will do everything in their considerable power to prevent David and Elise from being together. In the face of overwhelming odds, he must either let her go and accept a predetermined path...or risk… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 72%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Accomplished filmmaking that features two highly attractive, talented leads, a healthy dose of sentiment, an intelligent script, and which takes you away for two hours from the quotidian worries and banalities of your regular life."
‑ Leah Rozen, TheWrap
"The on-screen pairing of Matt Damon and Emily Blunt is so winning that you may be willing to overlook the oddly modulating tone of the story that brings them together and then tries to keep them apart."
‑ Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"a fantastic piece of science fiction told in the flavor of a classic Twilight Zone episode"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Romantic and intellectually stimulating, and like "Inception," it may have you arguing with your date on the ride home."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"There are plenty of great ideas throughout the film with determinism and the idea of free will all given some interesting twists, though it is sometimes muddled and preachy"
‑ Laurence Boyce, The Sabotage Times
"This mind-meld of sci-fi thriller, morality play and passionate romance is worth seeing, mostly for the palpable chemistry between the lead actors."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"Fans looking for something a little different will find it here - as well as the first real romance of the year."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"An original romance story with brilliant central performances from Matt Damon & Emily Blunt makes this one a winner in my books."
‑ Will Chadwick, We Got This Covered
"The Adjustment Bureau does sadly descend into science-fiction nonsense after a bold start, but it's always enjoyable and you never lose sight of what's at stake thanks to excellent character work from Damon and Blunt."
‑ Ali Gray,
"I kept expecting Rod Serling to step into the frame, cigarette in hand, setting the stage for the bizarre turn of events about to befall the young pol and the lovestruck ballerina."
‑ Neil Pond, American Profile
"Damon and Blunt give such terrific performances you might almost forgive the movie's dopey ending."
‑ Rafer Guzman, Newsday
"Cradled in Damon's solidly reliable hands, even a movie as extravagantly silly as this one gains heft and credibility, an impressive accomplishment when you consider that the entire plot revolves around magic notebooks and spellbinding hats."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, NPR
"Although this drama offers up some interesting ideas about free will and faith, the story isn't smart enough to focus on these topics in an intelligent way."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"It's rare when a film is able to blend together two different genres so well, especially when they are two genres that you don't normally see together, in this case, science-fiction and romance."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"...if our current president got elected after admitting to having used cocaine in the past do you really think mooning someone in college would cause someone not to vote for him?"
‑ Michael A. Smith, MediaMikes
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