From Time to Time (2009) - Rotten Tomatoes

From Time to Time (2009)




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In times of war two centuries apart, two distinct worlds are linked by a single family and the house in which they live. It is 1944 and thirteen year-old Tolly Oldknow is sent to spend Christmas with his grandmother, whilst his mother searches for news of his father in wartime London. In the old house, he becomes a witness to events during the Napoleonic wars and finds himself slowly drawn into participating in the drama. Invisible to most people in the past, yet able to move amongst them, he begins to unravel the mystery which has bewildered his family for two centuries. The solution to the puzzle leads him into his greatest adventure yet.more
Rating: PG (for mild thematic elements and peril)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Written By: Lucy M. Boston, Julian Fellowes
On DVD: Mar 19, 2012
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Critic Reviews for From Time to Time

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Top Critic

Heartfelt family drama with ghosts and scary fire scene.

Full Review… | March 15, 2013
Common Sense Media

a reminder of how enchanting a fantasy can still be if not taking over by digital imagery, if it has a few interesting characters and a few nice touches of plotting

Full Review… | March 29, 2012
Mark Leeper's Reviews

Has there been a movie with such an artificial and unengaging style since... well, the fifties?

Full Review… | March 27, 2012
Cinema Signals

Movies are supposed to whisk you away, to make you get lost in their stories. I never got lost in From Time to Time because I was continually aware of the pieces being assembled before me.

Full Review… | March 24, 2012
Aisle Seat

This family film - that mixes Regency ghosts and a rambling, secret-filled mansion - lacks oomph and charm despite its top shelf cast, including Maggie Smith and Timothy Spall.

Full Review… | July 7, 2011

Audience Reviews for From Time to Time

I just love this kind of movie. Delightful. Heartwarming. Historical. a good way. This was a sweet English drama for young adults, and people like me.

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer


I liked it a lot more than most I guess. I thought it was sweet and a fun mystery for young adults.

Sunil Jawahir

Super Reviewer

I love the concept, and there are parts of this movie that are absolutely fantastic, but it's so slow moving it's nearly unbearable. Too bad, because with a bit more action it would have been excellent.

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