Timecode (2000)

Director Mike Figgis helmed this ground-breaking experimental feature, filmed with four synchronized digital video cameras in four separate locations. The story, outlined in advance but otherwise improvised, was enacted in a single… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: April 28, 2000
DVD Release Date: December 26, 2000
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Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Not much of a story, but the execution is interesting.

Houston Chronicle

For those who just want a good story and to heck with exploring brave new worlds of cinema, Time Code may seem like Time Cod-liver Oil.

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Gemma Files

Often disorganized, but never less than entertaining.

John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

a fascinating introduction to innovative film technique

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Stands as a rare feat of technology made human.

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Richard T. Jameson
Mr. Showbiz

Some movies become milestones on the basis of quality, others, for being where they are when they are. Mike Figgis' Time Code is assured of qualifying in the second category.

Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

The film's raison d'etre is its technique.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

I recommend the film.

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Jay Carr
Boston Globe

Like a good supermarket tabloid, Time Code grabs -- and keeps -- our attention.

Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

What fails it is the generic, banal storyline.

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
Sam Barnett
As an experiment its admirable; an impressive feat of handheld camera work and improvisation. Unfortunately, Timecode really fails where it matters - telling a… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
An interesting experiment in filmmaking, but bad acting and a dull story made it less watchable.
Curtis Lilly
Hmmm. I'd like to see this film re-made with a different cast and plot and director and producer and DP and screenwriter and sound guy and editor. The… More
Emily B.
A four-way split screen and four continuous takes. Admittingly the concept can take a while to get use to. Whilst this may not be to everyone's liking it… More
Luke Baldock
Timecode should be hailed as a masterpiece of complex cinematic techniques. The film is shot through 4 different cameras, each one consisting of one single… More

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