The Time Machine (1960)
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In George Pal's version of the H.G. Wells classic, Rod Taylor stars as George, a young scientist fascinated with the concept of time travel. On December 31, 1899, George seats himself in his jerry-built time machine and thrusts himself forward into 1917. A dyed-in-the-wool pacifist, George is distressed to see that World War I is raging all about him. He moves past the 1920s and 1930s into the 1940s, only to be confronted by another, even more terrible war. Next he stops in 1966, just as London
Aug 17, 1960 Wide
Oct 3, 2000
MGM Home Entertainment
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The quaint time machine and Oscar-winning special effects hold one's interest initially, but the overall effect is one of glossy emptiness.
Seen today, The Time Machine remains a reasonably elaborate affair, with impressive production values and fine special effects (even if these are somewhat dated,
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.
Pal's movie is a brightly colored sweetmeat with all the indicting political ideology of a buttered scone.
Somewhat dated, and not quite up to the source material, but still some good retro fun.
A unmistakable product of its time, but lovingly rendered and always respectful of its source.
Still the best.
As an adaptation? Sure, not so good. But as a classic sci-fi flick? Yeah, sure, it's harmless.
Quaint sci-fi that's still engaging without being convincing.
Um clássico que, como seu protagonista, sobreviveu ao tempo.
Pure delight, a sci-fi fantasy you will never forget
The granddaddy of all time travel movies. Grand fun.
If you're a serious SF fan then you'll no doubt enjoy The Time Machine and agree that it is deservedly the classic that it is held out to be.
Anyone who digs those incredibly cheesy and wonderfully campy '50s sci-fi/horror films won't want to miss out on this one.
Probably edgy and thrilling in its day, The Time Machine hasn't aged so well.
...the filmmakers managed to mislay most of Mr. Wells' eloquent language and philosophical questions in favor of a simplified Classics Illustrated approach.
Audience Reviews for The Time Machine
- Dr. Philip Hillyer: You've got all this time in the world...
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