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About Time Reviews

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November 8, 2013
Sci-fi freshens the formula, and the actors sail away on the new possibilities.
November 8, 2013
It's smart and sweet and unabashedly sentimental. But it's also the kind of movie that - in spite of its faults - strikes a bright, resonant wind-chime of a note.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 7, 2013
Eventually undone both by the flimsiness of its own sci-fi conceit and by Curtis' struggle to build fully realized characters other than Tim.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 7, 2013
For all its little pleasures, About Time just adds a level of magical realism to his typical themes that doesn't make love feel any more magical or any more real.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 7, 2013
In addition to its sharp/sweet dialogue, the movie's success rests with the radiant dorkiness of leads Gleeson and McAdams, as well as the quirky supporting cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 7, 2013
The wisdom in Richard Curtis' film is simple and sentimental. But it's still wisdom.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 6, 2013
There's a lot of comic and fantasy potential here, but much of it gets squandered.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 6, 2013
Funny & Sweet
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 6, 2013
...one of the best movies of its type to come around in a great long while.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 6, 2013
One of those movies that we often hear "isn't really science fiction because it's about people" but the time travel element gets us to the truths Curtis wants to reveal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 5, 2013
To get to the parts that are un-terrible, you have to suffer through the most idiotic plot developments and ill-defined characters imaginable.
November 5, 2013
You may as well check your cynicism at the door, because Curtis & Co. are going to find a way to trample all over it - adorably.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 4, 2013
With more attention to detail, this could have worked, but the time travel aspects are so badly executed that the movie as a whole falters and eventually rips apart at the seams.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 4, 2013
As long as [Curtis] doesn't make any more films about radio stations on boats then he and I are going to get along fine until one of us dies
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 3, 2013
The characters are really loveable and their relationships are delightfully old-fashioned and touching.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 3, 2013
It's been a while since I've seen a film as unabashedly and forcibly sentimental as Richard Curtis's About Time.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
November 2, 2013
About Time is writer/director Richard Curtis campaigning the audience to cherish every single second of our fleeting existence. Yes we can.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 2, 2013
... feels strained in its efforts to be life-affirming and profound, and predictable in its episodic layering of dilemmas for its protagonist.
November 1, 2013
About Time is a breezy but undisciplined paean to living in the moment - one that ironically has a hard time maintaining focus.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 1, 2013
Later, the film's message reveals itself to be: "Live every day as though it had a soundtrack by Coldplay." Take that, and the rest of the film, as cynically or as idealistically as you choose.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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