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Next (2007) - Movie Details

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96 min.
Release Date
April 27, 2007
DVD Release Date
September 25, 2007 (Buy on Amazon)
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Running Time
96 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violent action, and some language

In "Next," based on the Philip K. Dick story "The Golden Man," Nicolas Cage plays a man with the unique ability to see future events and affect their outcome. Relentlessly pursued by the FBI, which is seeking to use his abilities to prevent a global terrorist threat, he is ultimately faced with the daunting choice of saving the world or the woman he loves.... Full synopsis »

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Lee Tamahori is not the best of directors, or, if he is, he employs very lousy special effects houses and editors. His last four films, with exception to xXx: State of the Union, have all had some potential, but all have been missing something that would take the stories to a truly legitimate and exciting level. Die Another Day, the absurd James Bond flick that pretty much begged for the grittier, more realistic Casino Royale, is a perfect example: it had the pieces, but a combination of poor storytelling and incredibly inane special effects ruined it. Along Came a Spider, the sequel to Kiss the Girls, was decent, but it too suffered from some special effects that ripped the carpet out from under the film. And now there's Next, a Nicolas Cage-starring thriller that has a lot going for it, but still lacks something that makes us truly believe. Full movie review »
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