In Time Reviews

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August 28, 2019
The film's central metaphor is so sublimely obvious it feels like it's been stolen from a forgotten Star Trek script.
June 20, 2013
In Time is so crammed with provocative ideas it begins to feel over-crowded.
November 10, 2011
Clever and unsettling.
November 4, 2011
Timberlake is fine but not as good as he was in The Social Network because he doesn't get the chances. It's a pity, but this sort of thing needs a brighter director.
November 4, 2011
A playful caper that ticks along on the strength of its cast.
November 2, 2011
Attempts to be both thriller and political allegory but ultimately falls someway short of being either.
November 1, 2011
Niccol's major problem is timing: action sequences and dialogue scenes lie flat on the screen, while his tendency to play around with pacing means that any tension quickly dissipates. Life's too short.
October 31, 2011
The film is beautifully shot in chilly blues and grays by cinematographer Roger Deakins, and Los Angeles locales are well chosen for futuristic effect. Most of the time, however, I found myself glancing at the clock on my own wrist.
October 31, 2011
Niccol's zippy direction, joined to a sleek, rich production design, keeps the movie spinning like a shiny toy.
October 28, 2011
A movie so consistently flat-footed, with pauses between lines of dialogue so vast, that you begin to wonder if the whole thing might be a psychological experiment of some kind.
October 28, 2011
Nothing more than a clumsily executed preach-a-thon.
October 28, 2011
Happily, there are some laughs en route. More happily yet, a few of them are even intentional.
October 28, 2011
In Time is filled with sly references and obvious puns, as well as sometimes heavy-handed parallels to class warfare.
October 28, 2011
A both flawed and fascinating movie, give it this, at the very least: Even at its most far-fetched or thinly plotted, you never feel that "In Time" is wasting a second of yours.
October 28, 2011
It's a little like Michael Bay's The Island in the way the narrative fails to live up to the promise of its back story.
October 28, 2011
Niccol, whose excellent 1997 film Gattaca revealed a similar obsession with human genetics, is an above-average filmmaker who may simply lack the daredevil recklessness a project like this requires.
October 28, 2011
Is it worth your time? Only if you have time to kill.
October 28, 2011
Takes a great premise and totally trashes it with limp storytelling and astonishingly bad filmmaking.
October 28, 2011
'Ticktock on the clock, but the party don't stop.' So sang that great philosopher of our times Ke$ha, whose words are surely gospel to the ruling classes of Andrew Niccol's innocuous dystopian thriller.
October 28, 2011
In Time owes as much to The Marx-Engels Reader as Bonnie and Clyde.
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