Somewhere in Time
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Christopher Reeve got away from Superman and related costume roles in this dramatic fantasy film, adapted from Richard Matheson's 1960s vintage novel Bid Time Return. A young playwright, Richard Collier (Reeve), is approached by an elderly woman on the occasion of his first triumph in 1972 -- all she says to him is "Come back to me" and leaves him with a watch that contains a picture of a ravishing young woman. Eight years later, he visits the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island and comes upon a photograph of the same woman, whom he discovers was an actress who made an appearance at… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 59%

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"A charming, witty, passionate romantic drama about a love transcending space and time, Somewhere In Time is an old-fashioned film in the best sense of that term."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"The movie surrounds its love story with such boring mumbo jumbo about time travel that we finally just don't care."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Jeannot Szwarc does well in the director's chair, and Jean-Pierre Dorleac (brother of Francoise) deserves special commendation for his costumes. But Seymour is given too little to do, and Reeve does too much."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Director Jeannot Szwarc strains hard for spectacular visual effects, though he's barely able to compose a competent close-up."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"The [Grand H]otel and Mackinac [Island] are spectacularly lovely, but fail to give substance to this ephemeral endeavor."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Above all, this film captures a romantic part of the imagination that is often left unexplored."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Apollo Guide
"This must go down as a missed opportunity."
‑ , Time Out
"I understand why this movie has a respectable cult following. I get the appeal. I only wish the movie would have followed through with its promising premise all the way. I didn't dislike it, but was a little letdown."
‑ Austin Kennedy, Film Geek Central
"Assuredly affirms that love is a force to which the laws of the universe cannot apply"
‑ Shane Burridge,
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