'Deja Vu' Critic Reviews

84%
MovieWeb:   3 reviews
55%
Rotten Tomatoes:   161 reviews
  • Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    50
    The movie manages the singular feat of placing a science-fiction premise in a realistic setting, only to render that premise even more far-fetched than it would have seemed otherwise.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Manohla Dargis New York Times (Top Critic)
    30
    An action flick in which the gaudy pyrotechnics are nowhere near as jaw-dropping as the screenplay that name-checks not one, not two, but three national tragedies.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Peter Bradshaw Guardian [UK] (Top Critic)
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Scott Bowles USA Today (Top Critic)
    50
    Deja Vu cannot escape the weight of its murky science, action-film formula and preposterous ending.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Washington Post (Top Critic)
    Deja Vu attempts to explain the 'science' behind the movie's time-jumping, but in a drama that's contemporary and supposedly realistic, it comes off as cockamamie.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Wesley Morris Boston Globe (Top Critic)
    75
    Usually a Scott-Bruckheimer production sends you home wanting a shower. But here they've caught the movie's unstoppable bayou spirit and send you home on a high.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Nathan Lee Village Voice (Top Critic)
    Deja Vu isn't as sleek a genre pleasure as Enemy of the State, but it does have a freaky little trick up its sleeve.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Jack Mathews New York Daily News (Top Critic)
    50
    Ed Wood, notorious as the worst film director in history, could have made the $80 million Jerry Bruckheimer time-travel thriller Deja Vu for about $99.95 and it would have been just as believable.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal (Top Critic)
    Pretty dazzling, as action adventures go, even when it's wildly, almost defiantly, implausible.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • David Denby New Yorker (Top Critic)
    I felt cheated.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Bill Zwecker Chicago Sun-Times (Top Critic)
    75
    Deja Vu takes you on a wonderfully twisting and turning journey that often will leave you wondering and perhaps confused -- but ultimately leaves you with a satisfying and totally logical explanation when the credits role.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune (Top Critic)
    75
    If you can swallow one of the most elaborate and absurd time-machine gimmicks imaginable, you can have a good time at Deja Vu.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader (Top Critic)
    50
    The SF hardware (enjoyable) and thriller mechanics (mechanical) of this Jerry Bruckheimer slam-banger don't mesh very well with reflection, and the action trumps most evidence of thought.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • David Hiltbrand Philadelphia Inquirer (Top Critic)
    63
    Deja Vu is well worth seeing for its visual brio, particularly the boom-crash opera of the ferry explosion, and a chase scene in which Washington is dodging downtown traffic on two temporal planes simultaneously.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Colin Covert Minneapolis Star Tribune (Top Critic)
    50
    Deja vu is French for 'Haven't I seen this somewhere before?' That reaction will be widespread among audiences for Deja Vu.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Tom Long Detroit News (Top Critic)
    67
    A quirk-filled, paranoid, blood-and-sweat thriller that offers perfect pulse-racing escape for a holiday weekend.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Randy Cordova Arizona Republic (Top Critic)
    50
    There are no surprises to be had.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Robert Koehler Variety (Top Critic)
    Cinema's natural felicities for time and action have seldom felt as beautifully dovetailed. And even when the plot in Bill Marsilii and Terry Rossio's script begins to push plausibility, it stays grounded in Washington's emotional drive.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Lou Lumenick New York Post (Top Critic)
    75
    Deja Vu starts out a lot like an expensive-looking episode of CSI before morphing into a solidly entertaining time-traveling romance.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel (Top Critic)
    60
    Washington and Scott manage to make Deja Vu perfectly watchable, no matter how many times we've seen this before.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Geoff Pevere Toronto Star (Top Critic)
    63
    The fleetingly satisfying Deja Vu is ultimately a self-fulfilling prophecy.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Rick Groen Globe and Mail (Top Critic)
    38
    Definition of redundant: A formulaic Hollywood pic that calls itself Deja Vu.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Stephanie Zacharek Salon.com (Top Critic)
    Washington is so casually, inherently likable that he makes wending through the movie's multiple implausibilities easier to bear.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • James Berardinelli ReelViews (Top Critic)
    75
    Deja Vu impresses with both the complexity of its storyline and its willingness to allow things to develop at their own pace without interjecting a lot of needless action scenes into the early proceedings to keep viewers attentive.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Michael Rechtshaffen Hollywood Reporter (Top Critic)
    A thoroughly intriguing mindblower of a techno-thriller.
    Full Review » 8 years ago