Timeline (2003)

Directing his first film since 1998's Lethal Weapon 4, Richard Donner helmed this big-budget adaptation of Michael Crichton's novel of the same name. Featuring a script by first-time screenwriter George Nolfi, Timeline begins in… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 26, 2003
DVD Release Date: April 13, 2004
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Critic Score: 11% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This incoherently plotted addition to the time-travel genre looks and sounds cheesy.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

This big-budget adventure is based on a recent Michael Crichton thriller, though its premise is too stale to instill the sense of wonder critical to great sci-fi.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It's like Back to the Future without the laughs.

Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies

a great example of a woulda-coulda-shoulda movie

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Robert Koehler

Yet another case of making time travel a messy ordeal rather than a load of fun, Timeline lacks the consistent tone, pace and point of view for either a science fiction thriller or medieval war adventure.

Richard Harrington
Washington Post

Time travels, but it sure doesn't fly by in this debacle.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Weakly entertaining Middle Ages fantasy.

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Ed Park
Village Voice

C'est la 'B'! Timeline is crudely written, haphazardly acted, and improbably fun.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

Resembles a Star Trek episode by way of Scooby-Doo.

Cole Smithey

A competent cast keeps this eccentric time travel movie (based on a Michael Crichton novel) amusing if far from successful.

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Red Lats
I like time travel movies, but this one leaves a bit to be desired. Usually when I watch a time travel movie, I imagine how cool it would be to be in their… More
xGary Xx
When a group of archaeologists are sent back to the past to locate their missing mentor they are caught up in the seige of the castle they were excavating… More
Kevin M. Williams
Some archaeologists realise their dream and get to travel back in time, only things don't go as well as they'd've hoped. With a loud music score… More
EightThirty .
11/07/2010 (TELEVISION) I caught this on TV the other night and decided to watch it. I saw this years back and I remembered that it was good. It is quite… More
Tim Salmons
A pretty forgettable film that goes nowhere fast.
Curtis Lilly
Well, I ruined most of the enjoyment from this movie by reading the book. It of course was way better. It all felt a bit rushed, and they kinda changed the… More

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