In Time
In Time (2011)

When Will Salas is falsely accused of murder, he must figure out a way to bring down a system where time is money - literally - enabling the wealthy to live forever while the poor, like Will, have to beg, borrow, and steal enough minutes to… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 28, 2011
DVD Release Date: January 31, 2012
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Critic Score: 36% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: In Time's intriguing premise and appealing cast are easily overpowered by the blunt, heavy-handed storytelling.

David Thomson
The New Republic

In Time is so crammed with provocative ideas it begins to feel over-crowded.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

The film is beautifully shot in chilly blues and grays by cinematographer Roger Deakins, and Los Angeles locales are well chosen for futuristic effect. Most of the time, however, I found myself glancing at the clock on my own wrist.

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Stuart Klawans
The Nation

I enjoyed the film thoroughly, and realized afterward how well Niccol had drawn me into his imagined world. The first postscreening sight of a digital clock gave me the autonomic ghastlies.

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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

Clever and unsettling.

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Bruce Diones
New Yorker

Niccol's zippy direction, joined to a sleek, rich production design, keeps the movie spinning like a shiny toy.

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Sarah Marrs

The final act kind of just falls apart and the big reveal about the time keeper's backstory fell flat.

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Niccol's major problem is timing: action sequences and dialogue scenes lie flat on the screen, while his tendency to play around with pacing means that any tension quickly dissipates. Life's too short.

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Dana Stevens

A movie so consistently flat-footed, with pauses between lines of dialogue so vast, that you begin to wonder if the whole thing might be a psychological experiment of some kind.

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Yasmin Shehab

In Time, while highly entertaining, doesn't live up to its premise.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Feeling like a teevee show that wants to be a movie, we go through scenes where everyone acts as if you might care while in truth you simply don't.… More
Edward Boxler
The premise of time being currency, and that for a few to live forever many must die, is amazing. Also, the cast is great. But the film, written and directed by… More
Carlos Magalhães
It has an intriguing idea but the plot lacks so much information regarding the backstory and mechanics of its universe that it becomes incoherent, implausible… More
Christian C
Odd and enjoyable sci-fi thriller, even if somewhat predictable.
Jens S.
Every frame of this dystopian thriller wants to remind you how excellent Niccol's Gattaca was. He is simply trying to tell a similar story set in a… More
Tony Gandía
"In Time" is a wonderful premise done in by an aimless and weighed down script. The story goes into out-of-the-blue directions that do the premise a… More