Despite a title even duller than that of its source material ('Adjustment Team' is hardly 'A Little Something For Us Tempunauts', is it Philip K Dick?) and a bunch of appalling posters that looked like they were photoshopped by a blind, mitten-wearing panda, The Adjustment Bureau is in fact a very good sci-fi slash thriller slash romance. Why, it's almost as if the quality of a film's marketing is in no way related to the success of the finished product!
George Nolfi's script builds the attraction between the main characters believably and with respect for the audience, and although his direction is pedestrian at times, when The Big Chase does eventually show up, it's through a maelstrom of mystic portals that weave through Manhattan, and feels more like a natural conclusion than an excuse to go handheld and make Matt Damon run around a lot.
Unfortunately nobody thought to wake Terence Stamp up before putting him in front of the camera. Where he should be terrifying and awesome he's just bored and meek, failing to do much with an already underwritten role, and his character's payoff is embarrassingly weak. Even his shirt collar hates him, repeatedly popping out of his waistcoat to annoy pedantic viewers (hello).