With the assistance of a cybercriminal, Anderton searches Agatha's memories but fails to find a minority report for Crow's murder. However, he discovers a memory of a murder from five years earlier. The victim was Agatha's mother, Anne Lively, the woman Anderton was looking for info on. She was a neuroin addict who sold her daughter to Precrime. After breaking her addiction, she tried to reclaim Agatha but was drowned by a hooded figure. Witwer, tipped off by Anderton, investigates the same case and learns that an attempt on Lively's life was thwarted by Precrime, but she was found dead shortly afterward. Witwer reports his findings to the Precrime director, Lamar Burgess, who kills him without being detected since the Precrime system is offline. Anderton is captured and imprisoned for the suspected murder of Crow and Witwer, and Agatha is reconnected to the system. Shortly afterwards, Lara goes to see Lamar at his office to find out more about Anne Lively but Lamar accidentally reveals that he killed Lively which stuns Lara and Lamar leaves to attend a banquet announcing Pre Crime's expansion nationwide.
Andrew Sarris of the New York Observer gave the film a negative review in which he described the script as full of plot holes, the car chases as silly, and criticized the mixture of futuristic environments with "defiantly retro costuming". The complexity of the storyline was also a source of criticism for Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times, who considered the plot "too intricate and difficult to follow". Rosenbaum and Hoberman both referred to the titular minority report as a "red herring". More positive reviews have seen it similarly, but referred to it as a "MacGuffin". 2b1af7f3a8