The Time Traveler's Wife
The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)

A Chicago librarian suffers from a rare genetic disorder that sends him hurtling through time whenever he is under extreme duress; despite the fact that he vanishes at inordinately frequent and lengthy intervals, he attempts to build a… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 14, 2009
DVD Release Date: February 9, 2010
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Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though it may satisfy fans of the novel, The Time Traveler's Wife's plot contrivances and illogical narrative hamper its big screen effectiveness.

David Fear
Time Out

That the actors can pull off such Oprah-friendly, sci-fi-inflected sap and keep straight faces is the most fantastic thing about this loopy love story.

David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

I'm over the moon about this movie, which smooths out the psychological dissonances in Audrey Niffenegger's fine novel but is still an emotional workout.

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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

But I should say, if you take out the part about the dumb premise, the acting is quite good--it almost makes you forget you're watching the big screen version of the tv show "Quantum Leap."

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Kathleen Murphy
MSN Movies

The movie moves fast, as though to distract you from these shortcomings and the nearly total absence of logic.

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

Some fans of the book might enjoy seeing these two soul mates brought to life on the big screen, but for everyone else the interpretation seems forced and at times inconsistent.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

The Time Traveler's Wife is a chick flick all around, and fans of the chick flick genre are going to eat this movie up.

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Richard Roeper

Buy the book.

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

I thought really very little in the film worked.

Staci Layne Wilson
Sci-Fi Weekly

Actually, In Time's not that bad. It's just not that good, either.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
Based on some chick-lit that I bet I'll never read, this is the story of a Chicago librarian named Henry who, thanks to a genetic condition, inexplicably… More
Cynthia S.
Really nice book! Really nice movie!! Chick flick heaven...I liked this. It was lovely, romantic, sad, beautiful, touching.
Wildaly M
Eh... not as cracked up as I thought it would be. The premise is better than the movie itself.
Unknown Hobo
I did not think I would like this movie as much as I did as I found the novel to be dry and very confusing, but Eric Bana was wonderful in it and even Rachel… More
Red Lats
I liked it. Mind you, I have not read the book. It is hard not to feel for Clare who loves a guy who trips in and out of her life - sometimes older, sometimes… More
Jim Careter
It was okay, it could've been better. The plot was very confusing, very long, and my mind was lost trying to take all this ib, but the romance was… More