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.
August 14, 2018
The relationships in the film are genuine, the banter witty, and the ending is sure to pull on your heartstrings.
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.
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.
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.
November 13, 2013
There are those who, upon finding a plot hole in a film, allow it to ruin the movie. I'm not among them.'About Time' is flawed, with numerous plot holes. But it's beautifully told, wonderfully acted and touching enough to bring viewers to tears.
November 13, 2013
This complete charmer of a movie delighted me from start to finish. In fact, About Time may well be the two most purely pleasurable hours I've spent in the cinema all year.
November 12, 2013
In the end, it's a charmer. For those of you who have liked Curtis' previous rom-coms, come along for a lovely joyride...
November 12, 2013
Akin to a children's novel (the sort where the shadow of death fuzzily looms), About Time turns into a successfully sentimental family film in the literal sense of the term.
November 11, 2013
Some people will revel in this warm front of innocence; others will reach for their Voltaire.
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