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A breathless sci-fi masterpiece soars 67 places to fly high on streaming

One of the all-time greats takes up a lofty position.

This summer marked the 20th anniversary of Minority Report, the first-time collaboration between director Steven Spielberg and star Tom Cruise that delivered exactly the sort of high quality cinema you’d expect from two undisputed titans of their respective professions.

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An all-star partnership that lived up to the lofty billing and then some, the breathless sci-fi chase thriller netted $358 million at the box office and rave reviews from critics and fans alike, with the frantically fast-paced story of wrongly convicted John Anderton trying to clear his name of a crime he’s alleged to be committing in the near future deftly balancing high-octane action with thought-provoking themes and stellar visual effects.

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It remains as watchable and entertaining now as it did two decades ago, a sentiment that’s evidently being shared by Prime Video subscribers this weekend. As per FlixPatrol, Minority Report has jumped a massive 67 places on the platform’s global most-watched chart in the last 24 hours, and it now finds itself as a Top 10 title in 20 different countries around the world.

The fact a small screen spinoff saw its episode order cut from 13 to 10 and still wound up canceled after a single season just goes to show the magic Spielberg and Cruise created, which was admittedly exactly what we were expecting from one of the all-time great directors and the modern era’s brightest star.

20 years on, and Minority Report continues to live in the top tier of big budget sci-fi spectaculars, and it’ll take a whole heap of greatness to knock it down from that perch.


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