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'Deja Vu' is First-Class Fun

Deja Vu is in the business of confounding expectations.

It's not the routine potboiler starring Denzel Washington that the advertising indicates. Instead, its a thriller that plays like the noir classic Laura would if science-fiction writer Philip K. Dick had a hand in the screenplay.

The film makes little sense, but that hardly matters because it's some first-class genre fun.

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Kenneth Turan is the film critic for the Los Angeles Times and NPR's Morning Edition, as well as the director of the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes. He has been a staff writer for the Washington Post and TV Guide, and served as the Times' book review editor.