The Time Machine
The Time Machine (1960)

The time traveler (Rod Taylor) invents a machine that transcends the boundaries of time and space. As each year passed, the window mannequin in the store across the street changes fashions with the times. He is able to increase the speed of… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: August 17, 1960
DVD Release Date: October 3, 2000
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Parts of it are colorful and imaginative, but the film flattens out toward the end.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

The effects work throughout the film is truly special (the film won an especially well-earned Oscar for them).

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TV Guide

This smashing science-fiction adaptation of H.G. Wells's famous novel has more creativity in every frame than most latter-day rip-offs have in their entirety.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

The quaint time machine and Oscar-winning special effects hold one's interest initially, but the overall effect is one of glossy emptiness.

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Steve Biodrowski

Seen today, The Time Machine remains a reasonably elaborate affair, with impressive production values and fine special effects (even if these are somewhat dated,

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Mark Bourne

Pal's movie is a brightly colored sweetmeat with all the indicting political ideology of a buttered scone.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

The drama, for all its invention, is creaky and a bit passť.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A colorful special effects film.

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Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Somewhat dated, and not quite up to the source material, but still some good retro fun.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Are you telling me you made a time machine...out of a sleigh?! Probably one of the most well known and best loved sci-fi stories ever written alongside… More
Tim Salmons
It may be a bit dated, but it's still a fantastic watch. Miles above the 2002 remake, which missed the point completely.
Jens S.
This Sci-Fi classic used to be a childhood favorite of mine, when it comes to scary movies, and it's still fantastic now. Starting out slowly, but so very… More
Wahida K
A great Classic.
Aj V
I'd like to re-watch this movie someday, I got bored with the beginning and didn't watch the whole movie, but I've heard good things about it, so… More
Randy Tippy
Sci-Fi classic!