: Deja Vu
I thought this was a murder-mystery of some kind and it is, but it’s really about time travel, not that the trailers give you any hint of that. Once you figure that out the story’s really fairly standard. The time travel aspect is given short shrift and is a bit clunky in how it’s presented — all the technical mumbo jumbo is glossed over in about thirty seconds — and it feels completely improbable. But somehow it still manages to work, mostly because of decent acting from Denzel Washington and others, and the film’s pace — non-stop action — also helps. Unfortunately the premise of the film is such a gimmick this isn’t a classic or even a film you’d want to watch a second time. I’d give it a B for first-time viewing and maybe a C for subsequent views in which all the drama and excitement is gone.