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The Time Machine Reviews

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March 8, 2002
The worst news isn't that this Time Machine is lacking in humanity. It's that screenwriter John Logan has been given the job of writing the next Star Trek movie, Nemesis. That is bad news for the Enterprise gang.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
March 8, 2002
The Time Machine is a witless recycling of the H.G. Wells story from 1895, with the absurdity intact but the wonderment missing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 8, 2002
The Time Machine is stupid -- too stupid for the impressive special effects or the competently directed action sequences to wash away the bitter taste.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 8, 2002
... a listless, plodding, mumble of a film that gets so bogged down in special effects that it never comes close to capturing the adventurous spirit of the classic H.G. Wells story.
Read More | Original Score: D
November 7, 2002
Modern take on H.G. Wells's sci-fi classic has great special effects but isn't especially affecting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 8, 2002
It's rare to see a movie that takes such a speedy swan dive from "promising" to "interesting" to "familiar" before landing squarely on "stupid".
Read More | Original Score: 58/100
March 7, 2002
Time Machine never lives up to the promise of its first half-hour.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 14, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
September 18, 2002
A few pieces of the film buzz and whir; very little of it actually clicks. The thing just never gets off the ground.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
March 6, 2002
The Time Machine is a loopy love story with good special effects but a storyline that's logically incomprehensible.
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March 8, 2002
The film is weirdly disjointed and uncertain as to tone.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 9, 2002
In the new film, it's personal tragedy that provokes the journey, not social upheaval or even scientific curiosity -- which, predictably, makes for a story that's at once more familiar and less interesting.
March 9, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
March 8, 2002
Midway through the movie, just when it seems that it might amount to something interesting, we're suddenly transported to the set of a very bad remake of Planet Of The Apes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 11, 2002
Stripped of all the ingenuity and observations that made the original story worthwhile.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 29, 2009
A loud annoying movie with poor directing and plot holes galore...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 8, 2002
It's doubtful there will be a Time Machine 2 in our movie future.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 7, 2002
The good news is that this journey might span 800,000 years, but it will only suck 90 minutes out of your life.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
March 7, 2002
Overall, the movie lacks warmth and heart.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
March 6, 2002
A preposterous action-adventure that smacks heavily of the laborious "The Mummy".
| Original Score: 2/4
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