It [explores] different facets of its premise and transforms itself into a fairly competent suspense thriller.
Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, 2007-04-27
Cage is cool, quiet and a touch melancholy as Johnson -- carrying the burden of his gift with a brooding brow and a ready punch line.
Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer, 2007-04-27
Directed by Lee Tamahori with his customary flash and glitter, Next lives from one brilliantly executed chase sequence to the next, which is more than enough reason to stay the course.
Ella Taylor, L.A. Weekly, 2007-04-27
Good summer fun that's both brain and eye candy.
Tom Maurstad, Dallas Morning News, 2007-04-27
Watchably absurd popcorn flick.
Wesley Morris, Boston Globe, 2007-04-27
This busy sci-fi thriller often seems like a page full of equations rendered meaningless by an early misplaced decimal point.
J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader, 2007-12-03
Another failed attempt to bring Dick's deliriously paranoid mind-set to the screen.
Nigel Floyd, Time Out, 2007-09-22
Next features Nicolas Cage as a clairvoyant who can see events before they occur. If anyone on the production team had similar abilities, they could have foreseen that the film was a folly in the making.
Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2007-05-03
A schlocky mix of bad special effects and worse Cage hairdos.
Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly, 2007-05-03
Once you know the rules, it's hardly worth playing. Especially when you find out you've been tricked.
Claudia Puig, USA Today, 2007-04-27
Colossal waste of time.
Peter Howell, Toronto Star, 2007-04-27
Late in the movie, Cris shouts at a bad guy, 'I've seen every possible ending here. None of them are good for you.' It's as if he's talking to the audience, and alas, he's right.
Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times, 2007-04-27
It doesn't have the momentum, the quick-wittedness, to keep us wondering what's going to happen next.
Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com, 2007-04-27
It's too bad that Mr. Cage couldn't tap into those powers to save himself from another bad choice in roles.
Manohla Dargis, New York Times, 2007-04-27
Next, which makes National Treasure look like a model of narrative logic, is almost beyond criticism.
Lou Lumenick, New York Post, 2007-04-27
A routine action film with strange bits of surreal time-flopping mixed in.
Jack Mathews, New York Daily News, 2007-04-27
Next begins to seriously embarrass itself and its stars once it rolls to its climax.
Connie Ogle, Miami Herald, 2007-04-27
Next comes across like a standard clock-puncher for almost everyone involved.
Carina Chocano, Los Angeles Times, 2007-04-27
Despite an outlandish premise, Next suffers from being too conventional.
Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter, 2007-04-27
If this all sounds like tripe, that's because it is.
Tom Long, Detroit News, 2007-04-27