The Time Traveler's Wife Reviews

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November 18, 2011
That the actors can pull off such Oprah-friendly, sci-fi-inflected sap and keep straight faces is the most fantastic thing about this loopy love story.
November 5, 2009
While the script could have done more to exploit Bana's sense of humour, it does profit from his directness. There are no false heroics.
November 4, 2009
Without any notion of what type of film it wants to be, The Time Traveller's Wife is neither funny nor charming, moving nor romantic.
August 21, 2009
The movie moves fast, as though to distract you from these shortcomings and the nearly total absence of logic.
August 18, 2009
Buy the book.
August 17, 2009
I'm over the moon about this movie, which smooths out the psychological dissonances in Audrey Niffenegger's fine novel but is still an emotional workout.
August 17, 2009
Some fans of the book might enjoy seeing these two soul mates brought to life on the big screen, but for everyone else the interpretation seems forced and at times inconsistent.
August 17, 2009
I thought really very little in the film worked.
August 14, 2009
Long spans of time pass between lines of dialogue, many of which seem to have been inexpertly translated from a foreign language so that they almost make sense but not quite.
August 14, 2009
The emotions and crises feel pre-sanded, smooth to the point of blandness. The transitional disappearances are routine.
August 14, 2009
It's hard to live in stolen moments, but trying to find a few enjoyable ones in The Time Traveler's Wife is nearly impossible.
August 14, 2009
Yet where there should be heat, a cold wind blows.
August 14, 2009
A Twilight Zone premise written like a Mariah Carey song, The Time Traveler's Wife is destined for a warm welcome on an obscure cable network. The Spinster Movie Station? The Lonely Hearts Channel?
August 14, 2009
The whole thing feels arbitrary. Henry and Clare's love is bedeviled not by anything they've done or have any control over, so the drama fails to build.
August 14, 2009
A kooky, head-spinning romantic mess.
August 14, 2009
I'd watch the vibrant Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana in anything, but The Time Traveler's Wife is pushing it.
August 14, 2009
Romance is robbed of its gamble, stripped of its suspense, shorn of its mystery, and deprived of an ending that feels earned.
August 14, 2009
There's not much [McAdams] or Bana can do to rescue this dreary piece of romantic hooey.
August 14, 2009
It takes, as its subjects, the sadness and grandeur of life and the mystery of time, and it offers a full experience to those who find its wavelength.
August 14, 2009
Suspend your disbelief and you might find The Time Traveler's Wife a charming if mildly depressing fantasy. Or you might, as I did, travel elsewhere during it. Either way, at least it's a picturesque journey.
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