Movie Review: Deja Vu

Denzel Washington plays Doug Carlin, an ATF agent that is trying to figure out the bombing of a ferry that kills 543 people. Strangely enough, his investigation leads him to certain clues that makes him feel like he’s been there before. Wow. Deja vu.
This movie actually had a great trailer and I just didn’t have time to get out to the theater to see it. Denzel usually plays very dramatic and seriousl roles so there was no doubt that the acting was going to be good. Unfortunately, the movie was sort of a let-down since it took a science fiction twist from out of nowhere.
Believe me when I say that this was a decent movie to see on DVD, but it wasn’t so superb that it required a movie theater outing.

Warning, chance of some spoiler action in place. You have been warned.
I’ll try to not give it away, but let’s just say that if you’ve seen Timeline, there are some strong similarities. I will say that it was a twist that I wasn’t expecting at all but it’s also something that came straight out of left field that kind of brought it together without really…. well, bringing it together. The movie is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, and if you recognize that name, then you’d know that he’s behind some pretty big and great films along with some major television series.
While this movie didn’t really strike me as one of the greats, it was still an enjoyable rental flick with enough action and thought provoking scenes to keep you wondering what was going on. This is in part due to the great and very consistent acting by Washington.
Deja Vu [affiliate] currently runs somewhere around twenty bucks.