Jeremy of The Daily Rotation wrote, "The Adjustment Bureau is based on a short story by Philip K. Dick called Adjustment Team. The film is about a man named David (Matt Damon) who runs into a woman named Elise (Emily Blunt). Almost instantly after meeting each other, the two fall in love, but this love was not according to “the plan”. A team known as The Adjustment Bureau has one task and that is to make sure everyone’s lives follow the path they made for them. There is a plan for everyone and sometimes intervention is needed, in which case The Adjustment Bureau steps in and changes things, sometimes this requires a full wipe of the brain and sometimes it can be something as simple as making someone spill a cup of coffee. While their actions may seem subtle, the grander scheme of it all is quite large. The Chairman runs all of this and while they never actually say it in the film, you can think of him as God and The Adjustment Bureau as his Angels.