(2007)

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80
L.A. Weekly
Directed by Lee Tamahori with his customary flash and glitter, Next lives from one brilliantly executed chase sequence to the next, which is more than enough reason to stay the course.
75
Wildly ridiculous and thoroughly entertaining thriller.
63
This isn't a bad movie; it's watchable but the direction in which the filmmakers choose to take it results in a vague sense of dissatisfaction.
50
Variety
What starts out as a mildly diverting thriller blows itself to smithereens in the final reel.
40
Despite an outlandish premise, Next suffers from being too conventional.
40
For an action thriller based on a Dick story, Next is peculiarly low-tech and hokey.
40
In Next, a crummy action and speculative-fiction hybrid, Nicolas Cage plays a guy who can see into the future two minutes at a time. It's too bad that Mr. Cage couldn't tap into those same powers of divination to save himself from making yet another inexplicably bad choice in roles.
38
This implausible action thriller also stars Julianne Moore as an FBI agent who sees Cage's two-bit Vegas act and decides he can single-handedly save the world.
38
Misbegotten mess.
25
As a thriller, Next goes a certain distance on Cage's sad-sack charm and sense of humor, but it does nothing with its intriguing premise, and it's mostly just one more tedious and progressively dumb collection of Hollywood action clichés.

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