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Steven Spielbergs minority report is an excellent movie in many different aspects. Besides its delightful entertainment value the movie also serves to highlight some of the important issues that are very pertinent today. The concept of individual freedom, privacy and how governmental authority can easily override these is clearly portrayed. The permanent sentence of suspended animation for the would be criminals is clearly not a healthy solution. Just as incarceration is not regarded as the best criminal justice policy permanently affecting the future of a person is not the rightful solution. Secondly, the existence of minority reports or the possibility of alternative future undermines the whole precrime concept and incurs the risk of moral liability of punishing an innocent man. The movie also clearly highlights the weaknesses of human character that could seriously undermine the most sophisticated technological systems making them susceptible for corruption.


1) Steven Spielberg, Minority Report, Movie 2002

2) Lester D. Friedman, Minority Report: A Dystopic Vision, Accessed Oct 31st, 2010, available at, http://archive.sensesofcinema.com/contents/03/27/minority_report.html

3) Philip Jonkers, Minority Report, accessed Oct 31st 2010, available at, http://1phil4everyill.wordpress.com/2008/09/07/minority-report-2002/

4) Brian Godawa, Minority Report: Openness and Providence, Accessed Oct 31st 2010, Available at, http://www.godawa.com/HW/MinorityReport.pdf.

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