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: March 4, 2011
DVD Release Date: June 21, 2011
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Critic Score: 71% 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

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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Rafer Guzman

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

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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

It was a decent concept (at best) that was not supported with a good screenplay, and grew sillier by the minute. It just didn't work.

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Leonard Maltin

Nolfi and his colleagues make especially good use of New York, filming everywhere from the Brooklyn waterfront to the lobby of the Museum of Modern Art. It's a fresh look at a familiar city. But Nolfi drops the ball in the home stretch, and that's...

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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Sr. Rose Pacatte
National Catholic Reporter

The Adjustment Bureau film and premise, if considered through the lens of theology, or any perspective, needs a major course correction. The movie is about a lot more than free will.

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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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Sean Burns
The Improper Bostonian

These two crazy, impetuous kids clearly belong together. Too bad the science-fiction plot says otherwise.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
A brilliant, thought-provoking blend of romantic thriller and science fiction developed from a simple but very well-conceived idea and with a couple of… 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
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
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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