Time After Time
Time After Time (1979)

It's H.G. Wells (Malcolm McDowell) versus Jack the Ripper (David Warner) in the fanciful Time After Time -- and, per the film's title, the chase extends from the 19th century to the 20th. Wells has built a time machine in his… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 6, 2002
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
86%
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User Score
72%



Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With the three principal actors clearly having fun with their roles, Time After Time becomes an amusing, light-hearted fantasy lark.

Variety Staff
Variety

A delightful, entertaining trifle of a film that shows both the possibilities and limitations of taking liberties with literature and history.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

A movie that's as sweet as it is clever, and never so clever that it forgets to be entertaining.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Meyer makes a fine directorial debut, pacing the film for optimal suspense despite some obvious holes in the script.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Clever and well calculated.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

There are a lot of nice touches in Time After Time, but the overall plot is too obviously scripted.

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Steve Crum
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

Underrated classic mixing H.G. Wells and Jack the Ripper. Stylish, even the music.

Geoff Andrew
Time Out

After nearly two hours the tension has evaporated, and all that's left is a curdle of jokes and brutality.

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Simon Miraudo
Quickflix

Time After Time is still a fun fish-out-of-water flick that deserves more attention than it has received in the thirty years following its release. But there's still plenty of time for that.

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

This cinematic oddity is nonetheless a true guilty pleasure.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
AJ Verser
This is my favourite of all the Jack the Ripper theory themed movies. It has a bunch of good actors, and the story is good, and it's a great adventure… More
Daniel Hetteix
A well thought out "what if" crime caper. HG Wells seeks out his former best-friend now revealed as Jack the Ripper, as he takes up his… More
Stella Dallas
very entertaining. happy b-day, hg
Chris Garman
Nicholas Meyer's Time After Time is an interesting film. It takes two of the most prolific figures of turn of the century London H.G. Welles (Malcolm… More
Ken Stachnik
Take a barrel of monkeys, multiple that by pi and you'll have an idea of how fun this movie is. HG Wells allows Jack the Ripper to escape in time through… More
Pierluigi Puccini
If you put H.G Wells and Jack the ripper side by side in modern times, it may sound ridiculous, well it is, but when it's done like this, with style, with… More