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The Time Machine Reviews

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Marshall Fine
Journal News (Westchester, NY)
July 15, 2002
Everything about this film feels borrowed and recycled.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
July 12, 2002
This new movie is an eye-candy spectacular but it's seriously lacking in the meaning department.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Paul Salfen
Supercala.com
July 9, 2002
A so-so film version of the great book that looks good, but just isn't very satisfying.
Full Review
June 21, 2002
With one barnyard sound effect Orlando Jones sums up the whole Eloi/Morlock issue & was the most memorable moment in the film.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/5
June 4, 2002
The secrets of time travel will have been discovered, indulged in and rejected as boring before I see this piece of crap again.
| Original Score: 0.5/4
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 3, 2002
In the year 802,701, mankind has split into two races, animal life is nowhere to be found, the Earth has been pulverized by the accidental destruction of the moon and Cher is still undoubtedly enjoying a successful recording career.
Pablo Villaša
Cinema em Cena
May 30, 2002
Apesar de seus graves problemas, o filme consegue entreter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Richard Luck
BBC.com
May 27, 2002
Wells' movie is more content to rip off Tomb Raider than remain faithful to his great-grandfather's book.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Collin Souter
eFilmCritic.com
May 25, 2002
"The Time Machine" is a movie that has no interest in itself. It doesn't believe in itself, it has no sense of humor...it's just plain bored.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
May 20, 2002
. It's a brilliant revision of the book and it offers a motivation for the invention that's lacking in the first film version.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
May 9, 2002
Pitiful entertainment, succeeding neither as spectacle, as action-adventure, or as love story.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
April 24, 2002
The movie simply meanders along, making things up as it goes, and it shows.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
April 19, 2002
This is a movie both efficient and vast, both ambitious and conventional, both funny and believable.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Larry Carroll
Countingdown.com
April 16, 2002
While comparisons are inevitable, if you go into the 2002 film willing to look at it on its own merits, you will be rewarded.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
April 9, 2002
All dressed up as some sort of popcorn blockbuster, but it has no idea how to go about getting its job done.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Yazmin Ghonaim
Cinephiles
March 25, 2002
Neglects the author's fundamental vision.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Adam Nayman
eye WEEKLY
March 18, 2002
It's passable big-budget trash, with a few diverting moments and a refreshing clarity in the design of the sets and special effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
March 17, 2002
full of wondrous images and nothing coherent to say about them
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
March 16, 2002
The filmmakers needed more emphasis on the storytelling and less on the glamorous machine that thrusts the audience into a future they won't much care about.
Jim Chastain
Norman Transcript
March 15, 2002
I think The Time Machine will hold your interest. But I had the sense they were just whetting my appetite here-that the film could have been significantly more than it was.
Full Review| Original Score: B-
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