Minority Report is a solid science-fiction film and one of the better interpretations of a Philip K. Dick story. Set in the year 2054, humanity has pioneered a new technology which successfully predicts whenever a murder will be committed, before the crime is carried out. This in turn has led to the formation of a new branch of law enforcement charged with responding to and arresting the perpetrators before they commit the deed. Such is the success of this new form of law enforcement that no murder has been committed in six whole years.
Obviously there are moral objections to the arrest and imprisonment of a person before they've even committed a crime, though just around the corner is a vote to spread the technology nationally. The results seem to speak for themselves, but the ethical dilemma still remains. There is a further morality crisis when debating about how the murders are predicted - by people who are 'best not regarded as human beings'.
Hollywood heavyweights Tom Cruise and Steven Speilberg deliver a successful high-budget film based in a nightmarish dystopian future. The story is engrossing and mentally challenging - it certainly asks a question that you will probably find difficult to answer, could you live in a society like this?