The film is tense and engrossing. But it lacks exactly what the title advertises: the sense of inexplicable familiarity that should haunt you as the story unfolds and leave you all a-tingle when it ends.
They do a not-so-great job of evoking the dread or joy people get when they feel they know a person or a place that they've never met or experienced.
The FBI unit employs sci-fi technology to manipulate time and space; it allows ATF man
Still, the overall effect is not "deja vu" but "auto focus." Hazy pictures gradually come into definition as the moviemakers dribble out their information.
Director Scott has mastered the technique of using a camera as a visual eye-dropper, then putting the film together like a liquid mosaic. Whether or not you buy the flim-flam science, the script's tricks and surprises keep the movie compelling: they include a brand new wrinkle on the lane-shifting car chase.
Still, only Washington's unusual power to convey cautious vigilance -- his megawattage wariness -- and the searing urgency of newcomer
"Deja Vu" ultimately just simulates flesh and blood on the nuts and bolts of an overly gimmicky suspense film.