Movie Review: Deja Vu

‘Deja Vu’ is a 2006 big-budget blockbuster set in New Orleans – with a science fiction spin.

Starring Denzel Washington as his charming, complicated finest, he plays lonely government agent (Douglas Carlin) who’s out to solve a horrendous act of terrorism.



Val Kilmer and Adam Goldberg hold their own against another superb performance from Denzel Washington.


In the midst of his investigation he falls for one of the victims; the beautiful Claire Kuchever (Paula Patton).

When the time travel action shows up partway through the film, it’s all in ‘the name of the investigation’ but it gets more than a little creepy as Carlin watches her in her apartment in the days leading up to her death.



Paula Patton gives a somewhat bland performance, but to be fair – she spends much of the film dead and didn’t exactly have a lot to work with.


Jim Caviezel is surprisingly credible as a self-righteous, loner terrorist.


Directed by Tony Scott, ‘Deja Vu’ has all of his typical markers – frenetic camera style, intense action scenes, sharp editing, stripped down dialogue and ‘on the right side of dumb’ as I read recently.

Denzel fans (like myself) won’t be disappointed, and though it’s no ‘Man on Fire’, this is a great middle-of -the-road action film with a time travel twist.

Check out the official trailer here:


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