About Time Reviews

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September 5, 2018
Try as I might, and I did try, I just could not find it interesting or affecting, in any way.
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.
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.
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.
November 14, 2013
It never once questions our protagonist's manipulation of time and people, and seems to think one can enjoy a life of true happiness...built upon some pretty serious lies. Creepy, actually.
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.
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.
November 6, 2013
There's a lot of comic and fantasy potential here, but much of it gets squandered.
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 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.
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
It's all so perfect and sparkly that Curtis would rather not break the mood with drama or plot.
November 1, 2013
Suffers from the same too-muchness of Love Actually and almost-instantaneous forgettability of Pirate Radio.
November 1, 2013
Perhaps, like me, you find the oeuvre of British writer-director Richard Curtis a bit -- how shall I put it -- twee?
November 1, 2013
The latest sprawling romcom/family drama from Richard Curtis way outlasts its charm.
November 1, 2013
A soap opera of babies, poignant moments, minor crises, and lessons about savouring each day.
November 1, 2013
Life is all about time and I would wait for the DVD.
November 1, 2013
Delivers its message with unfortunate directness
November 1, 2013
The script is so willy-nilly about the complexities of the issues it introduces that it winds up collapsing.
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