About Time
About Time (2013)

At the age of 21, Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) discovers he can travel in time... The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father (Bill Nighy) tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 4, 2014
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Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Beautifully filmed and unabashedly sincere, About Time finds director Richard Curtis at his most sentimental.

Wesley Morris

Even in a work of science fiction like this, Gleeson seems beyond real. All those foam-faces being made in the dark? They're for him.

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Stephanie Zacharek
Village Voice

To get to the parts that are un-terrible, you have to suffer through the most idiotic plot developments and ill-defined characters imaginable.

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Gabrielle Bondi
The Young Folks

[Gleeson] fully embodies Tim's affability, and the chemistry between him and Rachel is lovely. But even better is his chemistry with his on-screen dad, Bill Nighy.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

Some people will revel in this warm front of innocence; others will reach for their Voltaire.

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Christy Lemire

You may as well check your cynicism at the door, because Curtis & Co. are going to find a way to trample all over it - adorably.

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Jeff Vice

"It's just so overflowing with ideas and characters that the main point it's trying to make nearly eludes it."

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

There's a lot of comic and fantasy potential here, but much of it gets squandered.

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James Berardinelli

With more attention to detail, this could have worked, but the time travel aspects are so badly executed that the movie as a whole falters and eventually rips apart at the seams.

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Peter T. Chattaway

The film matures from a mere romcom into something older and wiser, as Tim and his dad have some heart-to-hearts that end up becoming lessons for all of us in how to live.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
The soundtrack is spectacular and the plot so warm and delightful that it makes me want to simply forget the few missteps that pop up here and there along the… More
Spencer S.
This is a film for the flawed romantic, who really does want to watch happily ever after happen without all the dramatic loss and heartbreak. "About… More
Christian C
Not your typical romcom, relying on a time travel fantasy element. This film is well acted and charming, with a surprisingly profound message. I thoroughly… More
Josh Lewis
I'm a big fan of Richard Curtis' films (especially Love Actually). They make me feel good and are usually very entertaining. They aren't exactly… More
Pierluigi Puccini
The stain of formulism and growing sappiness can't make up for an initially interesting coming of age story. Nevertheless, I wish I'd seen more… More
Nicki Marie
Writing my review with 50 minutes still to go in this 2 hour mess that I was actually looking forward to watching. First of all, I really like Rachel Mcadams.… More