The Adjustment Bureau
The Adjustment Bureau (2011)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 21, 2011
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: First-time writer/director George Nolfi struggles to maintain a consistent tone, but The Adjustment Bureau rises on the strong, believable chemistry of its stars.

Leah Rozen
TheWrap

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.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

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.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

a fantastic piece of science fiction told in the flavor of a classic Twilight Zone episode

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

This mind-meld of sci-fi thriller, morality play and passionate romance is worth seeing, mostly for the palpable chemistry between the lead actors.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Fans looking for something a little different will find it here - as well as the first real romance of the year.

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Will Chadwick
We Got This Covered

An original romance story with brilliant central performances from Matt Damon & Emily Blunt makes this one a winner in my books.

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Rafer Guzman
Newsday

Damon and Blunt give such terrific performances you might almost forgive the movie's dopey ending.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
NPR

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.

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Eugene Bernabe
The Adjustment Bureau is an interesting love-drama that is powered by the chemistry of Matt Damon and Emily Blunt. The script is alternative and may not be… More
UUd Irawan Yudha Ariyanto
A romantic in the secret of destiny conspiracy. The Adjustment Bureau rises on the strong, believable chemistry of its stars
Alice Shen
Star-crossed lovers are kept apart by an omniscient bureau because their perfect, fulfilling love will dampen all other desires, including their respective… More
Tyler Robertson
With the unique style of this movie, how do you not give it your undivided attention? Matt Damon plays senator David Norris and he finds this girl he really… More
Al S
A spectacular, stylish, thought-provoking and highly entertaining romantic thriller. I loved this movie. It`s smartly paced, character driven and vastly… More
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Directed (and written) by George Nolfi, Universal Pictures, 2011. Starring Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Michael Kelly, Anthony Mackie, John Slattery, and… More