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The Time Machine Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
A good movie based on H.G. Wells' classic novel.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies
July 2, 2008
The Time Machine is harmless, if ineffectual fun.

Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 30, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
...The computer-generated wizardry is certainly present and accounted for, even if the opportunity for social commentary or literary integrity has been left largely untapped.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
January 29, 2003
Entertaining, but missing a suitable point.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matthew Turner
October 30, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
July 20, 2002
I love the opening scenes of a wintry New York City in 1899. Cinematic poetry showcases the city's old-world charm before machines change nearly everything.
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
Pablo Villaša
Cinema em Cena
May 30, 2002
Apesar de seus graves problemas, o filme consegue entreter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael Szymanski
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
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
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
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
April 15, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Adam Nayman
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
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-
Mark R. Leeper
March 11, 2002
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
March 11, 2002
This new Time Machine is hardly perfect... yet it proves surprisingly serviceable. Even at its worst, it's not half-bad.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
March 11, 2002
...wears its admiration to the George Pal film prominently on its sleeve.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 9, 2002
It is an imaginative adventure yarn with good cinematography, great production design and excellent art direction ... Guy Pearce is effective as the leading man.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Todd McCarthy
March 27, 2009
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Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Stuart Klawans
The Nation
March 3, 2005
February 1, 2004
Alexander Walker
London Evening Standard
December 15, 2003
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
December 15, 2003
Rebecca Murray
December 17, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
August 12, 2002
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Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
April 3, 2002

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
March 9, 2002
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