Timeline Reviews

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Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
It's all a bit too near fetched to be a great movie, it's still fun.
Vince Koehler
Entertainment Spectrum
May 26, 2004
This offers a mystifying look at the future with a mind-bending twist.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Scott Chitwood
ComingSoon.net
February 7, 2004
If you're looking for a decent action flick, Timeline should fit the bill.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
December 5, 2003
Director Richard Donner is in good form here, and he patches up the holes in the script by keeping the action moving lickety-split.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
December 5, 2003
All the zoiksy illogic and spinning plot points give Timeline a strange energy.
Top Critic
Ed Park
Village Voice
December 2, 2003
C'est la 'B'! Timeline is crudely written, haphazardly acted, and improbably fun.
December 1, 2003
It's shameless, I know, but this movie is nice, simple fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
November 27, 2003
it's very easy to get lost in this silly, fun adventure tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
November 25, 2003
Not completely successful, but enjoyable enough
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Fred Topel
About.com
November 25, 2003
It may not break any new ground, but after sitting through years of CGI spectacles, it is refreshing. Sometimes it's fun to just see a movie that knows what it is.
Top Critic
Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
November 25, 2003
Despite choppy, clunky moments, it leaves you with a smile.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
November 25, 2003
Slick entertainment that does its job, even if no one will remember it six years from now, much less six centuries.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
November 25, 2003
Easily the best Dude, Where's My Century? flick since Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
November 25, 2003
Most of the time, it's fun to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
November 24, 2003
It's a ridiculous, paradox-packed, sci-fi/action contrivance...but I'd be lying if I said I didn't get some guilty pleasure out of this inflated adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
November 24, 2003
Harmless fun with a game cast in the grand tradition of '50s B movies that don't seem to realize how funny their dialogue is.
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
Weakly entertaining Middle Ages fantasy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
May 10, 2009
A competent cast keeps this eccentric time travel movie (based on a Michael Crichton novel) amusing if far from successful.
Full Review | Original Score: C-

Empire Magazine
November 5, 2008
Timeline takes the most ridiculous movie plot ever and multiplies it by ten.
Top Critic
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
November 5, 2008
This big-budget adventure is based on a recent Michael Crichton thriller, though its premise is too stale to instill the sense of wonder critical to great sci-fi.
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