Clockstoppers (2002)



Critic Consensus: A pleasant diversion for the young teens, but a waste of time for anyone older.

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Until now, Zak Gibbs' greatest challenge has been to find a way to buy a car. But when he discovers an odd wristwatch amidst his father's various inventions and slips it on--something very strange happens. The world around him seems to come to a stop, everything and everybody frozen in time. Zak quickly learns how to manipulate the device and he and his quick-witted and beautiful new friend, Francesca, start to have some real fun. But Zak and Francesca soon find out they are not alone in … More

Rating: PG (for action violence and mild language)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: J. David Stern, Rob Hedden, David N. Weiss, J. David Stem, David Weiss
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 13, 2002
Box Office: $36.9M
Paramount Pictures - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Clockstoppers

All Critics (99) | Top Critics (28)

Sci-fi hijinks and a government conspiracy serve merely as window dressing for a ham-fisted message about the importance of good parenting and owning a car in high school.

Full Review… | July 20, 2002
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

If I were 13, I might be sufficiently entranced by the movie's bicycle stunts ... and wouldn't be wondering why ideas for science fiction films haven't progressed very far from Star Trek's first seasons all those decades ago.

Full Review… | April 2, 2002
Village Voice
Top Critic

I thought my own watch had stopped keeping time as I slogged my way through Clockstoppers.

Full Review… | April 1, 2002
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

An intermittently pleasing but mostly routine effort.

Full Review… | March 31, 2002
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

A benign but forgettable sci-fi diversion.

Full Review… | March 29, 2002
Washington Post
Top Critic

A pleasant, if forgettable, romp of a film.

Full Review… | March 29, 2002
USA Today
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Clockstoppers


Jonathan Frakes is no stranger to science fiction, so it would seem he would be a fitting director for Clockstoppers.The story concept revolving around hyper-time is a solid start, but as a whole this film is too kid friendly and routine with its story. The first 3rd of this 90 minute picture plays around and has fun with the sped up time. This is fine to a point, but it does feel like a waste of time.The effects are adequate enough, especially with the nature of this film; however, the possibility to do more is definitely there. Unfortunately, for a film that does focus on moving fast, the effects aren't the most memorable thing about it.Jesse Bradford gets by as the lead male teen. Paula Garces is a pleasant surprise, as she is more than just the pretty girl along for the ride. French Stewart's unique personality, which could easily stand out in other films, tends to blend in with this one.Once the clock stops, Clockstoppers really doesn't offer much other than a one time 90 minute sit through.

JY Skacto

Super Reviewer


An initially intriguing idea wasted with mediocre performances and a shoddy script. Full review later.

Thomas Bowler

Super Reviewer


It's definitely fun for it's generation, but anyone over ten will find it repulsive.

Matt Goodman

Super Reviewer

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