From Time to Time
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In times of war two centuries apart, two distinct worlds are linked by a single family and the house in which they live. It is 1944 and thirteen year-old Tolly Oldknow is sent to spend Christmas with his grandmother, whilst his mother searches for news of his father in wartime London. In the old house, he becomes a witness to events during the Napoleonic wars and finds himself slowly drawn into participating in the drama. Invisible to most people in the past, yet able to move amongst them, he begins to unravel the mystery which has bewildered his family for two centuries. The solution to the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Heartfelt family drama with ghosts and scary fire scene."
‑ Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media
"Movies are supposed to whisk you away, to make you get lost in their stories. I never got lost in From Time to Time because I was continually aware of the pieces being assembled before me."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"Casts a magical spell by the touching conclusion."
‑ Henry Fitzherbert, Daily Express
"a reminder of how enchanting a fantasy can still be if not taking over by digital imagery, if it has a few interesting characters and a few nice touches of plotting"
‑ Mark R. Leeper, Mark Leeper's Reviews
"This family film - that mixes Regency ghosts and a rambling, secret-filled mansion - lacks oomph and charm despite its top shelf cast, including Maggie Smith and Timothy Spall."
‑ Simon Weaving, Screenwize
"Has there been a movie with such an artificial and unengaging style since... well, the fifties?"
‑ Jules Brenner, Cinema Signals
"The biggest problem standing in the way of the film's success is that it is neither a full-on family film nor a grown up drama - and the ending is both sombre and flat."
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
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