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Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
After cutting his teeth on a number of television projects for the BBC, director Gareth Carrivick makes his feature debut with this off-beat sci-fi comedy. A normal trip to the pub turns into anything but for a trio of mild-mannered blokes (Chris O'Dowd, Marc Wootan and Dean Lennox Kelly) when a woman from the future (Scary Movie's Anna Faris) shows up and plunges them into a predicament involving space and time. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

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"While hardly groundbreaking, this is smart, amusing post-pub viewing."
‑ Tom Huddlestone, Time Out
"Through no particular fault of the performers, it is pointless, perfunctory and painfully unfunny."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"A good effort, but ultimately one that may have been more suited to a TV special than a fully-fledged feature, FAQ... is like that geeky friend you really want to like - if only they'd sort out their BO problem and stop talking about Deep Space Nine."
‑ Chris Prince, Sky Movies
"Refreshingly, director Carrivick's feature debut is both dark, compelling and occasionally laugh-out-loud funny."
‑ Philip Wilding, Empire Magazine
"What do you get if you take Shaun Of The Dead, subtract the zombies and add time travel? Sadly, not Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel."
‑ Alexander Pashby, Little White Lies
" amiable, well-meaning bit of escapist sci-fi..."
‑ David Nusair,
"While entertaining, this feels like it belongs on TV."
‑ , Sunday Mail [UK]
"An undercooked, rapidly unravelling script, low-grade production values (is that the best future costume you have?), plodding direction and an apologetically crap ending are not worth the price of a cinema ticket in these belt-tightening times."
‑ Jane Crowther, Total Film
"Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel is, unashamedly, a Mini Cooper of a film: small but nippy."
‑ Dominic Wells, Times [UK]
"This engaging comedy feels like a stretched-out TV pilot, but is nicely put together, with enough laughs to make a refreshing change from usual Brit film fare.."
‑ Mark Adams, Sunday Mirror [UK]
"There are some good ideas, but I was disappointed not to get an ending that pieced everything together into a satisfying chain of events. The film provokes questions, all right, but too many are left unanswered."
‑ Edward Porter, Sunday Times (UK)
"Overcoming a limited budget with imagination and charismatic characters, it's a minor miracle to see a British movie take on a subject matter monopolised by Hollywood and emerge on level terms."
‑ Simon Reynolds, Digital Spy
"While it doesn't quite achieve the same standards as its recent forebears in British genre comedy, this modest film has amiable, convoluted charm."
‑ Daniel Etherington, Film4
"This is the worst film of the week, a dire British comedy, to which the only honest response is to soil and then set fire to the Union flag in the foyer of your local cinema."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"A British "comedy" which is stuck in the past, a time when someone mixing up Star Wars and Star Trek was a gag."
‑ , Sun Online
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