Timecode (Time Code)
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Director Mike Figgis helmed this ground-breaking experimental feature, filmed with four synchronized digital video cameras in four separate locations. The story, outlined in advance but otherwise improvised, was enacted in a single continuous take, like a stage play, with the unedited images from all four locations presented on the screen at once. Figgis and his crew chose the best single run-through, and the result is the film's final release version. The story focuses on four main characters around the casting sessions for a film called Bitch of Louisiana to be directed by Lester Moore… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 68%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"I recommend the film."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"The film's raison d'etre is its technique."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"This gimmicky experimental film from Mike Figgis ("Leaving Las Vegas") isn't worth the film it's on..."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Don't touch that pause button!"
‑ Shane Burridge, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"There's a lot to see in Timecode. Unfortunately, there's not a lot that's interesting."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"Like a good supermarket tabloid, Time Code grabs -- and keeps -- our attention."
‑ Jay Carr, Boston Globe
"What fails it is the generic, banal storyline."
‑ Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine
"A big pretentious joke."
‑ Scott Renshaw, Scott Renshaw's Screening Room
"It's hypertextual moviemaking."
‑ Widgett Walls, Needcoffee.com
"One can achieve almost the same effect any afternoon at your local Sears store by turning 4 adjoining television sets on 4 different soap operas."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"a fascinating introduction to innovative film technique"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"One has to admire its visual chutzpah."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"Four times better than most multiplex fare."
‑ David N. Butterworth, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"An audaciously unique and exciting film."
‑ Shawn Levy, Oregonian
"Induces a serious case of sensory overload that left me drained and edgy."
‑ William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
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