About Time Reviews

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April 9, 2019
It's a feel-good film about family relationships and how much you should cherish every moment you get with your loved ones.
March 2, 2019
About Time is inevitably moving stuff; a sci-fi for those who like a spoonful of sugar to help the paradoxes go down.
January 19, 2019
About Time is sweet, wistful and diverting, but a bit insubstantial when it comes to romance. It's most satisfying when it focuses on the love between parent and child. If this is your sort of love story, it's a good one.
November 12, 2018
Predictably, About Time has its saccharine-coated moments along with some bouts of flimsy feel-good pithiness attached...a few notches above the limited synthetic romantic time travel tales floating around aimlessly.
November 3, 2018
It's not earth-shattering, but it is a witty, entertaining, and touching story.
September 5, 2018
Try as I might, and I did try, I just could not find it interesting or affecting, in any way.
August 14, 2018
The relationships in the film are genuine, the banter witty, and the ending is sure to pull on your heartstrings.
March 6, 2018
The script is dull, the characters are annoying and Curtis has reached deep into the bargain bucket of plot devices and come up with time travel, the Ford Cortina of twists.
November 18, 2017
Ultimately, the message is simple and visceral enough to have crossover appeal. Give it a shot if romantic comedies float your boat.
September 8, 2017
[About Time] has all the right cues to make you laugh, and cry. Unfortunately, it will also have you glancing at your watch wondering when time will be up.
September 6, 2017
The film is an overly long attempt for its lead character to create the picturebook life of his dreams.
August 11, 2017
[About Time] is less a rom com than a family drama and though it loses its way in the middle, it is when Curtis allows these familial ties to shine that the film comes into its own.
October 25, 2016
Not surprisingly, writer-director Richard Curtis (Love Actually) clocks in more than just the standard romantic comedy with his latest feature (and reportedly last as a director), About Time.
June 22, 2016
If you have ever entertained the possibility of swimming against the current of your own time stream and remaking key choices therein, then you've likely put more thought into this premise than Curtis did.
April 18, 2016
Young love provides the framework for About Time, the latest movie from writer-director Richard Curtis. But the heart of the film is a story about a boy, his father and the greatest gift they can give each other: their time.
July 20, 2015
[Gleeson] fully embodies Tim's affability, and the chemistry between him and Rachel is lovely. But even better is his chemistry with his on-screen dad, Bill Nighy.
May 12, 2014
"It's just so overflowing with ideas and characters that the main point it's trying to make nearly eludes it."
December 10, 2013
Even in a work of science fiction like this, Gleeson seems beyond real. All those foam-faces being made in the dark? They're for him.
November 18, 2013
Richard Curtis' movies are classics but this one is not.
November 16, 2013
If it feels like the mangled adaptation of a much richer and more rewarding novel, almost everything that is frustrating about the film is also counterbalanced by moments of thoughtfulness and insightfulness.
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