Timeline Reviews

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Jason Zingale
July 5, 2005

It comes up short in both plot and quality.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
November 26, 2003

Timeline treats the past like an amusement park, offering mid-level thrills and nothing more.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic
November 26, 2003

Bad history. Bad science. Bad acting. Bad movie.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic
November 26, 2003

Just once I'd like to see a time-travel movie inspired by true curiosity about the past, instead of by a desire to use it as a setting for action scenes.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
James Berardinelli
Top Critic
November 25, 2003

This movie is in desperate need of a pulse.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
November 27, 2003

Lacks any force or energy to release it from the pull of total mediocrity.

| Original Score: C-
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010

Weakly entertaining Middle Ages fantasy.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
November 25, 2003

If this were a good movie, we would cheer for the students to dodge the flaming arrows. This isn't a good movie.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
David Foucher
EDGE Boston
October 30, 2003

Richard Donner brings us the latest Crighton film, sending Paul Walker and Gerard Butler back to Medieval times. The book was medoicre at best... this adaptation is insipid.

Full Review | Original Score: D+
James Rocchi
December 1, 2003

Time-travel tale is a so-so action flick that plays like Jurassic Park ... but without the dinosaurs. Or stars. Or excitement.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
December 2, 2003

It's a dull spectacle that makes a drive out to Carver for King Richard's Faire seem more appealing.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic
December 1, 2003

It's like Back to the Future without the laughs.

Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
November 25, 2003

Even if you're willing to overlook the chintzy sets, low-wattage stars and goonball premise, Timeline doesn't present a convincing portrait of what it might be like to go back 650 years.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Chris Barsanti
November 25, 2003

like a plus-size episode of Sliders.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
March 14, 2005

At two hours and even with the rushed feel it still feels overly long and worst of all -- cheap.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Eric D. Snider
November 25, 2003

It's not ambitious, but neither is it lazy. It works hard at its dumbness, and it's eager to please. For what it's worth, it's the most enjoyable bad movie of the year.

Full Review | Original Score: C
Jeff Otto
IGN Movies
April 7, 2004

Timeline is offensively bad.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic
November 25, 2003

By turns risibly puerile and purely risible, the screenplay groans under the weight of its multiple platitudes.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Brian Orndorf
December 15, 2003

A big, dumb action fantasy that could be easily digestible and provide some rollicking Saturday matinee entertainment. Outside of the big and dumb part, it fails on almost every other level.

Full Review | Original Score: D-
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
December 31, 2003

In the end, keeping score of most of the ensuing cross-cultural mayhem is about as involving as Xeroxing for two hours.

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