Denzel Washington joins forces with Jerry Bruckheimer and director Tony Scott for Deja Vu - the powerful, fast-paced action-thriller with a spectacular mind-bending twist. Called in to recover evidence in the aftermath of a horrific explosion on a New Orleans ferry, Federal agent Doug Carlin (Washington) gets pulled away from the scene and taken to a top-secret government lab that uses a time-shifting surveillance device to help prevent crime. But can it help Carlin change the past? Hold on your seat for an explosive and intriguing thrill ride you'll want to experience again and again.
I thought the first half of the film was quite promising - it looked as if the film was building up to make some interesting observations about total surveillance and voyeurism. Unfortunately this was directed by Tony Scott - not the most subtle of directors (e.g. child drops doll into the water just before the bomb blast) - and so the second half gets bogged down in a silly time travel story which makes no sense and has been done better elsewhere (eg. Terminator). Not a bad film - and long as you leave your brain at home.
Denzel Washinton is truly outstanding in this film. The plot is original and its uniqueness exploited well. But many films get that far. To get to the point where you really want to see the film again as soon as you've watched it requires blazingly talented acting. No poor acting anywhere. Some funny bits include an obese policeman trying to fit urgent phone calls around his mouthfuls of cheeseburger.