In Time
In Time (2011)

When Will Salas is falsely accused of murder, he must figure out a way to bring down a system where time is money - literally - enabling the wealthy to live forever while the poor, like Will, have to beg, borrow, and steal enough minutes to… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 31, 2012
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Critic Score: 36% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: In Time's intriguing premise and appealing cast are easily overpowered by the blunt, heavy-handed storytelling.

David Thomson
The New Republic

In Time is so crammed with provocative ideas it begins to feel over-crowded.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

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.

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Will Leitch

Don't let the ads fool you: It has a lot on its mind.

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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

Clever and unsettling.

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Bruce Diones
New Yorker

Niccol's zippy direction, joined to a sleek, rich production design, keeps the movie spinning like a shiny toy.

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Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground

One long, extended chase sequence interspersed with awkward flirting.

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

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.

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Dana Stevens

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.

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

Even with its thoughtful nods to "Bonnie & Clyde" and "Les Miserables," "In time" never delivers that transcendent "Blade Runner" moment, and never rises above cult classic to simple classic.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
Every frame of this dystopian thriller wants to remind you how excellent Niccol's Gattaca was. He is simply trying to tell a similar story set in a… More
Tony Gandía
"In Time" is a wonderful premise done in by an aimless and weighed down script. The story goes into out-of-the-blue directions that do the premise a… More
Edward Boxler
The premise of time being currency, and that for a few to live forever many must die, is amazing. Also, the cast is great. But the film, written and directed by… More
Cynthia S.
Interesting enough. Action filled enough. Halfway decent enough storyline. I think, however, that Justin Timberlake isn't actor enough...Not bad, but not… More
Christian C
Odd and enjoyable sci-fi thriller, even if somewhat predictable.
paul sandberg
Take an interesting idea that has a message that fits the Takeover movement like a glove and you should have a film that resonates as well as entertains. In… More