The film stars Denzel Washington, Val Kilmer, Bruce Greenwood, Matt Craven, Jim Caviezel, Adam Goldberg. and Paula Patton as the main characters, . Déjà Vu involves ATF agent Douglas Carlin, who travels back in time in attempts to prevent a domestic terrorist attack that takes place in New Orleans and to save Claire Kuchever, with whom he falls in love. Filming took place throughout post-Katrina New Orleans.
The film premiered in New York City on November 20, 2006, and was released broadly in the United States two days later. The film was released to Mexico and Canada by the end of November, and worldwide by the early months of 2007.
It received mixed reviews from critics, and the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes' compiled ratings give the film a below average rating of 55%. While earning $64 million in the United States, the film went on to gross $180 million worldwide; Déjà Vu was the 23rd most successful film worldwide for 2006. The film was nominated for five awards, and won the Golden Reel Award.
Déjà Vu premiered in New York City on November 20, 2006, two days before its release to the remainder of the United States and to Canada. Alongside Mexico, the three countries were the sole nations to open the film in November. The United Kingdom opened the film on December 15, 2006, and was followed shortly thereafter by New Zealand on December 22. Australia was the last English-speaking country where the film premiered on January 18, 2007.
The film opened in the #3 spot with $20.5 million in 3,108 theaters, an average of $6,619 per theater. Déjà Vu ran for fourteen weeks, staying in the top ten for its first three weeks. The US domestic box office earnings for the film were $64,038,616, and the total worldwide box office earnings were $180,557,550. These earnings made Déjà Vu the 23rd most successful film of 2006 worldwide.
Although reviews from critics were mixed, Déjà Vu was nominated for five different awards. The film won one nomination. Déjà Vu was nominated for the Saturn Award in the category "Best Science Fiction Film", but lost to Children of Men;
Paula Patton, who played Claire Kuchever, was nominated for "Best Breakthrough Performance" for the Black Reel Awards, although the award was given to Brandon T. Jackson for his performance in the film Roll Bounce.
Harry Gregson-Williams, the composer of the film's soundtrack, was nominated for the "Film Composer of the Year" division of the World Soundtrack Academy Awards, though Alexandre Desplat of The Queen took the award.
Déjà Vu lost two nominations pertaining to the "Best Fire Stunt" and the "Best Work with a Vehicle", although it won the "International Gold Reel Award", a merit derived from the Nielsen EDI Gold Reel Awards ceremonies.