The Time Machine Reviews

November 7, 2019
His new opus is a disappointment by comparison, with ingenious trick photography but an awfully silly story...
June 5, 2007
Parts of it are colorful and imaginative, but the film flattens out toward the end.
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.
July 2, 2005
May 9, 2005
The drama, for all its invention, is creaky and a bit pass.
March 18, 2004
June 13, 2002
January 1, 2000
Probably edgy and thrilling in its day, The Time Machine hasn't aged so well.
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.