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In Time (2011)



Critic Consensus: In Time's intriguing premise and appealing cast are easily overpowered by the blunt, heavy-handed storytelling.

Movie Info

When Will Salas is falsely accused of murder, he must figure out a way to bring down a system where time is money - literally - enabling the wealthy to live forever while the poor, like Will, have to beg, borrow, and steal enough minutes to make it through another day. -- (C) 20th Century Foxmore
Rating: PG-13 (for violence, some sexuality and partial nudity, and brief strong language)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Andrew Nicol, Andrew Niccol
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 31, 2012
Box Office: $37.6M
20th Century Fox - Official Site


Amanda Seyfried
as Sylvia Weis
Cillian Murphy
as Raymond Leon
Vincent Kartheiser
as Philippe Weis
Olivia Wilde
as Rachel Salas
Matt Bomer
as Henry Hamilton
Collins Pennie
as Timekeeper Jaeger
Toby Hemingway
as Timekeeper Kors
Colin McGurk
as Citizen
La Monde Byrd
as Minuteman Rado
LaMonde Byrd
as Minuteman Rado
Paul David Story
as Minuteman Roth
Blake Sheldon
as Man at Door
Ethan Peck
as Constantin
Korrina Rico
as Hotel Clerk
Seema Lazar
as Timekeeper Ellini
Bella Heathcote
as Michele Weis
James Drew
as Thomas
Swen Temmel
as Breitling
Faye Kingslee
as Timekeeper Jean
Kristopher Higgins
as Timekeeper Dent
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News & Interviews for In Time

Critic Reviews for In Time

All Critics (157) | Top Critics (44)

In Time is so crammed with provocative ideas it begins to feel over-crowded.

Full Review… | June 20, 2013
The New Republic
Top Critic

Clever and unsettling.

Full Review… | November 10, 2011
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Don't let the ads fool you: It has a lot on its mind.

Full Review… | June 22, 2013

One long, extended chase sequence interspersed with awkward flirting.

Full Review… | March 4, 2013
Concrete Playground

Even with its thoughtful nods to "Bonnie & Clyde" and "Les Miserables," "In time" never delivers that transcendent "Blade Runner" moment, and never rises above cult classic to simple classic.

Full Review… | December 29, 2012
Tribune News Service

There's a lot to like about In Time, but it misses the mark for being an overly memorable experience and ends up being just an adequate sci-fi flick.

Full Review… | September 22, 2012
We Got This Covered

Audience Reviews for In Time

Every frame of this dystopian thriller wants to remind you how excellent Niccol's Gattaca was. He is simply trying to tell a similar story set in a different futuristic world. As far as the premise and the first couple of acts go, that really works. Once you accept the idea of people paying with time, the plot is quite fascinating at first. Sadly, it feels like they didn't know where to go with it and what to do with the minor characters. The interesting cop is entirely wasted, for example. That's still entertaining enough but by the end you feel like this could have been so much more.

Jens S.

Super Reviewer


The premise of time being currency, and that for a few to live forever many must die, is amazing. Also, the cast is great. But the film, written and directed by Andrew Niccol, is less than the sum of its parts. It does not explore the world it creates. There are too many heavy handed narrative arcs. And the film ultimately becomes a Bonnie & Clyde knock off. In Time is fun, but it could have been so much greater, especially in the wake of the Occupy movement.

Edward Boxler

Super Reviewer

Odd and enjoyable sci-fi thriller, even if somewhat predictable.

Christian C

Super Reviewer

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