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action & adventure, sci-fi & fantasy, thrillers

Las Vegas showroom magician Cris Johnson has a secret: he can see two minutes into the future.

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common sense

PAUSE for kids age 15
3 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
3 out of 5
3 out of 5

Predictable Cage sci-fi tale may entertain teens.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that, like most action thrillers, this movie has several violent scenes: An international terror syndicate is responsible for blowing up a victim, launching a nuclear missile, and slitting the throat of anyone in their way. Nicolas Cage's character gets involved in several fights, and the FBI and the terrorists display enough ammo to fill the national armory. While there's no real gore (or blood, for that matter), the images are still disturbing. There's only one love scene, but there's a lengthy scene preceding it with Jessica Biel wrapped in a towel. Thanks to Biel's popularity and Cage's action cred, expect teens to want to see it, even though it's not being marketed as a teen film.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about other time-bending movies and TV shows. Are movies that play with time cool or frustrating? If you could look into the future, would you use the information to make money or stop crime? Families can also discuss why so many thrillers feature nuclear terrorist threats. Is that the ultimate danger to today's society? What other hazards can you think of? And why are terrorists almost always portrayed as foreign agents?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: Next comes across like a standard clock-puncher for almost everyone involved.

- Carina Chocano, Los Angeles Times, Friday, April 27, 2007

Rotten: Once you know the rules, it's hardly worth playing. Especially when you find out you've been tricked.

- Claudia Puig, USA Today, Friday, April 27, 2007

Rotten: Next features Nicolas Cage as a clairvoyant who can see events before they occur. If anyone on the production team had similar abilities, they could have foreseen that the film was a folly in the making.

- Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Thursday, May 3, 2007

Audience Reviews

2 stars

Bad acting + bad plot = bad sci-fi(-ish) movie.

- Raajay, Thursday, July 19, 2012

3 stars

A thrilling, clever and action-packed thrill-ride. It`s full of great suspensful moments, great action sequences and a wicked twist ending that makes yours eyes pop wide-open. It`s cool, fun and very enteratining.

- allan913, Saturday, March 3, 2012

2 stars

I really like the idea behind it however it just turned into a mash up of action and bad acting. Cage looks like he mock acting in an attempt to be funny, Moore looks like she's trying too hard to be someone she's really not suited to play and Biel just can't act at all. Such a sham considering the source material.

- StarCrossedVoyager, Saturday, March 3, 2012