This alternate world's hollowness drains the movie, blanching the noir. Cheesy, corny moments pop up throughout. Grinds its potential down into a clockwork chase movie.
...the movie's failure [is] especially disappointing given the enduring success of 1997's Gattaca.
| Original Score: 2/4
Clever and unsettling.
In Time is the sort of middling sci-fi movie that you might come across a few months from now while looking for something to stream from the Internet.
The plot is too loose and the action too slack to keep the audience fully gripped. Timberlake and Seyfried are supposed to be the ones looking fretfully at their wrists to see how much time they have to go, not the viewer.
| Original Score: 2/5
When time really is money, it's hard not to keep looking at your watch. Fortunately, viewing this film won't have you looking at yours.
| Original Score: 3.0/4.0
... it works pretty well if you don't look too closely ...
| Original Score: 3/5
An interesting, literal 'living on borrowed time' premise doesn't quite live up to its ambition but cool film work and Justin Timberlake keep things interesting.
| Original Score: B
In Time fills its dynamic, sprawling universe with about as much character and drama as a half-hour game of Sim City.
It's a relatively simple but ingenious concept. Niccol, however, seems unable to get the story going without letting the film trip over itself.
The endless chases on foot and by car are unsuccessful attempts to prevent the audience thinking about the plot.
The movie may not probe as deeply into its subject as desired, but it's nevertheless an enjoyable watch, full of propulsive action and intriguing scenarios.
| Original Score: 3/4
Timberlake is fine but not as good as he was in The Social Network because he doesn't get the chances. It's a pity, but this sort of thing needs a brighter director.
A playful caper that ticks along on the strength of its cast.
It's all just big-budget dress-up in a futurescape that reeks of phoniness.
| Original Score: 1/5
One of the film's stronger threads poses a key question: even if you could extend your life by decades, would you really want to?
Stylish and original but its confusing middle and overbearing moral message will have you looking at the time.
In Time is a neat concept, stylishly executed, with some well-orchestrated action sequences to paper over a few cracks in wrier/director Niccol's logic.
It's a plot with intriguing issues touched upon, including mortality, the class system and that knowing how much time we have left to live can affect our judgments.
In Time is The Adjustment Bureau without the charm and sexual chemistry.