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Next

action & adventure, sci-fi & fantasy, thrillers


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

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    28%
  • Audience Score
    53%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 15
Consumerism
3 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
Language
3 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Sex
3 out of 5
Violence
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®

  • Tomatometer®

    28%
    reviews counted: 28
    see all Next reviews
  • Audience

    53%

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

i liked this flick because it was fun to watch and interesting all the way through. there were some problems. the acting except for jessica biel was bad all the way through. moore is usually good and she was awful in this movie and nic cage is either incredible or caveman in movies and this was one of his caveman performances. the end of the movie was one of the worst endings i have ever seen in my life. the whole movie was great until the last two minutes when you find out that the movie you just invested your time on was only a hypathetical ending in the lives of the characters. the movie ends with zero closure. that pisses me off. it could have been very good if they had ended it better, but still fun.

- sanjurosamurai, Wednesday, August 18, 2010

3 stars

B-

- bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb1, Friday, July 23, 2010

3 stars

Such a fun movie. Even though it's sort've cliched at times, that had no effect on the entertainment level. Nicolas Cage feels like his nineties attitude where he did ridiculous action movies and had so much fun doing it. His performance is perfect in this, I couldn't see anyone else in the role. The thing that really makes it decent rather than great is the direction, it just doesn't do anything special. While this might not be a great piece of film-making, it's really worthwhile in terms of being a cool action movie.

- ythelastman89, Sunday, July 18, 2010