Reviews

Jun 26, 2021
It has the epic feel that you need, and it hasn't quite gotten to the goofiness of the 60s yet... It's authentic, and I think it strives to be like the book.
Aug 27, 2020
An unforgettable, breathtaking adventure and a staple of the science-fiction genre.
Nov 7, 2019
His new opus is a disappointment by comparison, with ingenious trick photography but an awfully silly story...
Jul 30, 2015
The effects work throughout the film is truly special (the film won an especially well-earned Oscar for them).
Jul 15, 2010
Seen today, The Time Machine remains a reasonably elaborate affair, with impressive production values and fine special effects (even if these are somewhat dated,
Oct 6, 2008
A colorful special effects film.
Jul 29, 2007
Jun 5, 2007
This smashing science-fiction adaptation of H.G. Wells's famous novel has more creativity in every frame than most latter-day rip-offs have in their entirety.
Jun 5, 2007
Parts of it are colorful and imaginative, but the film flattens out toward the end.
Apr 6, 2006
Pal's movie is a brightly colored sweetmeat with all the indicting political ideology of a buttered scone.
Feb 9, 2006
The quaint time machine and Oscar-winning special effects hold one's interest initially, but the overall effect is one of glossy emptiness.
Oct 7, 2005
Jul 2, 2005
May 9, 2005
The drama, for all its invention, is creaky and a bit pass.
Apr 27, 2005
May 22, 2004
Somewhat dated, and not quite up to the source material, but still some good retro fun.
Apr 24, 2004
Apr 23, 2004
A unmistakable product of its time, but lovingly rendered and always respectful of its source.
Mar 18, 2004
Mar 7, 2004
Still the best.