Time After Time (1979)
Critic Consensus: With the three principal actors clearly having fun with their roles, Time After Time becomes an amusing, light-hearted fantasy lark.
It's H.G. Wells (Malcolm McDowell) versus Jack the Ripper (David Warner) in the fanciful Time After Time -- and, per the film's title, the chase extends from the 19th century to the 20th. Wells has built a time machine in his cellar, which the Ripper uses as a means of escape. Both men find themselves in 20th century San Francisco, and, after a period of adjustment, they make themselves at home. The plot takes a dark turn when the Ripper, disappointed that Wells' dreams of a Utopian future have not come to fruition, resumes his murderous activities. … More
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Critic Reviews for Time After Time
A delightful, entertaining trifle of a film that shows both the possibilities and limitations of taking liberties with literature and history.
After nearly two hours the tension has evaporated, and all that's left is a curdle of jokes and brutality.
A movie that's as sweet as it is clever, and never so clever that it forgets to be entertaining.
There are a lot of nice touches in Time After Time, but the overall plot is too obviously scripted.
Audience Reviews for Time After Time
This is my favourite of all the Jack the Ripper theory themed movies. It has a bunch of good actors, and the story is good, and it's a great adventure too.
very entertaining. happy b-day, hg
Take a barrel of monkeys, multiple that by pi and you'll have an idea of how fun this movie is.
HG Wells allows Jack the Ripper to escape in time through the use of his time machine, so naturally HG follows him to 1979 in order to capture him. Surprisingly funny and light hearted for a movie of it's body count.
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