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The Time Machine Reviews

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July 30, 2015
The effects work throughout the film is truly special (the film won an especially well-earned Oscar for them).
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
July 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,
October 6, 2008
A colorful special effects film.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 5, 2007
Parts of it are colorful and imaginative, but the film flattens out toward the end.
April 6, 2006
Pal's movie is a brightly colored sweetmeat with all the indicting political ideology of a buttered scone.
February 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.
May 9, 2005
The drama, for all its invention, is creaky and a bit passé.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 22, 2004
Somewhat dated, and not quite up to the source material, but still some good retro fun.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 23, 2004
A unmistakable product of its time, but lovingly rendered and always respectful of its source.
| Original Score: 3/5
March 7, 2004
Still the best.
| Original Score: 4/5
February 24, 2004
As an adaptation? Sure, not so good. But as a classic sci-fi flick? Yeah, sure, it's harmless.
| Original Score: 3/5
December 4, 2003
Quaint sci-fi that's still engaging without being convincing.
| Original Score: 3/5
December 24, 2002
Um clássico que, como seu protagonista, sobreviveu ao tempo.
| Original Score: 5/5
October 4, 2002
Pure delight, a sci-fi fantasy you will never forget
| Original Score: 5/5
September 8, 2002
The granddaddy of all time travel movies. Grand fun.
| Original Score: 5/5
June 6, 2002
If you're a serious SF fan then you'll no doubt enjoy The Time Machine and agree that it is deservedly the classic that it is held out to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 5, 2002
Anyone who digs those incredibly cheesy and wonderfully campy '50s sci-fi/horror films won't want to miss out on this one.
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January 1, 2000
Probably edgy and thrilling in its day, The Time Machine hasn't aged so well.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
January 1, 2000
...the filmmakers managed to mislay most of Mr. Wells' eloquent language and philosophical questions in favor of a simplified Classics Illustrated approach.
Read More | Original Score: 6/10
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