The Time Traveler's Wife
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A Chicago librarian suffers from a rare genetic disorder that sends him hurtling through time whenever he is under extreme duress; despite the fact that he vanishes at inordinately frequent and lengthy intervals, he attempts to build a stable future with the beautiful young heiress he loves. Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams star in this dramatic fantasy, which is directed by Robert Schwentke and based on the best-selling book by author Audrey Niffenegger. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 37%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"That the actors can pull off such Oprah-friendly, sci-fi-inflected sap and keep straight faces is the most fantastic thing about this loopy love story."
‑ David Fear, Time Out
"I'm over the moon about this movie, which smooths out the psychological dissonances in Audrey Niffenegger's fine novel but is still an emotional workout."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"The Time Traveler's Wife is a chick flick all around, and fans of the chick flick genre are going to eat this movie up."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"As it stands, The Time Traveler's Wife is decent evening's entertainment with an intriguing enough premise and some strong heart tugging to keep the women happy and the men from getting too bored."
‑ Joshua Starnes,
"You can constantly feel The Time Traveler's Wife reaching for emotional depth, yet it never gets there."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"The movie moves fast, as though to distract you from these shortcomings and the nearly total absence of logic."
‑ Kathleen Murphy, MSN Movies
"Some fans of the book might enjoy seeing these two soul mates brought to life on the big screen, but for everyone else the interpretation seems forced and at times inconsistent."
‑ Ben Lyons, At the Movies
"Actually, In Time's not that bad. It's just not that good, either."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson, Sci-Fi Weekly
"A great leading couple and an interesting concept make The Time Traveler's Wife a romance worth remembering for its normality."
‑ Katina Vangopoulos, Moviedex
"With a dash of Benjamin Button and Back to the Future, this existential travelogue with supersized erotic separation anxiety issues, may leave viewers not in the mood for long distance time travel, simply with a case of lingering jet lag."
‑ Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
"Buy the book."
‑ Richard Roeper, Richard
"I thought really very little in the film worked."
‑ Ben Mankiewicz, At the Movies
"The movie also introduces the concept of time-traveling fetuses, yet we're never treated to this in any visual way."
‑ Dave White,
"It's beautifully crafted and endearingly old-fashioned all the way; an alluring soap opera for those who like to dive into the deep end of the syrup pool."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"I kept doing what every fantasy should never allow one to do--question it every step of the way."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
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