Los Cronocrímenes (Timecrimes)
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An ordinary guy takes an extraordinary step through time in this science fiction thriller. Hector (Karra Elejalde) is spending a few days in the countryside with his girlfriend, Clara (Candela Fernández), when he sees something that catches his attention while playing with his binoculars. Looking at a nearby house near a wooded area, Hector spies a beautiful woman taking her clothes off, and decides to take a stroll and give her a closer look. However, when he arrives at the house several minutes later, the woman is lying in the grass and appears to either be dead or passed out. As Hector… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Very cool."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"The modest satisfactions of Timecrimes come down to a protagonist divided against himself."
‑ Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"Hector's insane time-travel journey is an excellent example of high-concept sci-fi."
‑ Mike Edwards, What Culture
"That rarest of rare things: an intelligent time-travel movie that actually holds together on closer examination."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"A tight little movie where every setup is paid off"
‑ Marty Mapes, Movie Habit
"The key here is to keep things moving without letting the logical (or illogical) complications weigh down the action, and [director] Vigalondo does this well."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Timecrimes is like a temporal chess game with nudity, voyeurism and violence, which makes it more boring than most chess games but less boring than a lot of movies."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Watching "Timecrimes" is like stumbling in a pitch-black haunted house. Hitting walls where paths should be is fun, and time-travel tropes of choice versus fate are inventively goosed. Even with five minutes left, it could conclude in any number of ways."
‑ Nick Rogers, Suite101.com
"While I enjoyed the film a great deal, I honestly wonder if there'd be this amount of hoopla if the picture, say, starred a yamhead like Val Kilmer and was set in New Jersey."
‑ Jordan Hoffman, UGO
"As a director, Vigalondo sweeps you up into his tale and keeps you running at what seems like full speed toward the finish line."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, Cinefantastique
"The director operates his metaphysical contraption with enough wit to jolt away your skepticism."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"The idea isn't bad, and Vigalondo makes the pretzel logic of the situation lucid, but he doesn't have the chops to give the tale the suspense and humor it needs."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"The idyllic but mundane world of the film's opening segues smoothly into a sequence out of a highly intelligent slasher film, before finally settling into its niche as a darkly funny, and at times mildly disturbing, sci-fi thriller."
‑ Ian Buckwalter, DCist
"A smart, occasionally thrilling science fiction tale..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Nacho Vigalondo's bleak time-travel thriller... [chronicles the travails of a] classic film noir schmuck: No matter what he does, sooner or later fate will stick out her foot and trip him up."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, Miss FlickChick
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