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Critic Reviews for Slipstream
Omnipresent camera-spinnings can't deliver enough slickness to hide Slipstream's half-baked concept and frequently horrific dialogue.
Audience Reviews for Slipstream
This movie reminds me of "In Time" and "Immortals", but in a bad way.
The first also had a mind-blowingly awesome and cool premise/devices, but didn't explore that concept's full potential.
The second just had an excessive amount of slow-motion action sequences.
That being said, I (who mostly watches current Hollywood flicks) found it refreshing to see no actors or actresses I had seen before, which sorta gave the movie's characters more depth as I didn't associate any actor/actress with the kind of role they usually have.
Beyond that, though the movie's storytelling could've been smoother, the main character's gaze more focused, and the ending a bit less predictable and therefore convenient.
Regarding the time travel itself, the suspension of belief required was a little too high. Moving in time AND space? No one around you reacting to your inexplicable clothes change? Physical contact with the device needed but only to a point? The list goes on.
Not only does this DVD feature NO CLOSED CAPTIONS or English subtitles, it doesn't feature the ability to hold an attention span. If it's not the 45-second, needless gunfight spin, it's the lead terrorist 'becoming bored' and encouraging a newly-taken busload of hostages to engage in a sing-along. I haven't turned off a DVD in disgust in years, but this finally beats out "Alone in the Dark" for THE worst DVD I sadly own. What happened, Samwise?
Not too bad. After a basic review of how time works from our viewpoint, we get right into the action, seeing Stuart use his time-travel to ask a girl out, and then things really kick off with a bank robbery interruption. Althoug the device is never fully used (they mention traveling into the future but it's not shown at all), it's still pretty intriguing. Vinnie Jones is underused, as though the director just told him to scream and growl for all of his lines, so that part wasn't cool. Likewise, Sean would be convincing as Stuart, but every now and then he would just act like an idiot and then be back to normal, so not too sure about that. No opinion on generic FBI agent girl, but overall the movie was fun.
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