Clockstoppers (2002)

Until now, Zak Gibbs' greatest challenge has been to find a way to buy a car. But when he discovers an odd wristwatch amidst his father's various inventions and slips it on--something very strange happens. The world around him seems… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 29, 2002
DVD Release Date: August 13, 2002
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Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A pleasant diversion for the young teens, but a waste of time for anyone older.

Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune

Sci-fi hijinks and a government conspiracy serve merely as window dressing for a ham-fisted message about the importance of good parenting and owning a car in high school.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

An intermittently pleasing but mostly routine effort.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Fun action comedy with nifty special effects.

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

If I were 13, I might be sufficiently entranced by the movie's bicycle stunts ... and wouldn't be wondering why ideas for science fiction films haven't progressed very far from Star Trek's first seasons all those decades ago.

Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

A benign but forgettable sci-fi diversion.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Absurda, mas divertida, a premissa confere um certo grau de interesse ao filme, que ainda se beneficia do tom adolescente descompromissado.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

I thought my own watch had stopped keeping time as I slogged my way through Clockstoppers.

Claudia Puig
USA Today

A pleasant, if forgettable, romp of a film.

Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

However it may please those who love movies that blare with pop songs, young science fiction fans will stomp away in disgust.

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Flixster Audience Score: 30% Flixster User Reviews
JY Skacto
Jonathan Frakes is no stranger to science fiction, so it would seem he would be a fitting director for <i>Clockstoppers</i>.<p>The story… More
Sophie Burgess
I like the idea behind the film, however it was really dumbed down for American teens. I'd like to see an intelligent version aimed more at older adults.
Thomas Bowler
An initially intriguing idea wasted with mediocre performances and a shoddy script. Full review later.
MisterYoda ?
2 stars
Matt Goodman
It's definitely fun for it's generation, but anyone over ten will find it repulsive.
Dead Angel
Even though this movie was nothing like awesome-mindblowing-wow or anything. I still liked this.