I wanted to like The Adjustment Bureau (2011), but I just couldn’t. Supposedly a romantic thriller, there’s too much romance and there are too few thrills. It’s a shame, because it’s loosely based on a Philip K. Dick short story, The Adjustment Team, and that got me hoping that George Nolfi might have been able to repeat Ridley Scott’s 1982 success (with Blade Runner). Fat chance. And one of the reasons, I am sure, is that the story was ‘modernised’. There is a synopsis of the original story here. It has something of the A Matter of Life and Death about it. Perhaps I am being unfair, but I think the film would have been better if, Matrix-style, Nolfi had explored further some of the existential questions he is recorded as hoping the film would raise.