From Time to Time (2009)




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In times of war two centuries apart, two distinct worlds are linked by a single family and the house in which they live. It is 1944 and thirteen year-old Tolly Oldknow is sent to spend Christmas with his grandmother, whilst his mother searches for news of his father in wartime London. In the old house, he becomes a witness to events during the Napoleonic wars and finds himself slowly drawn into participating in the drama. Invisible to most people in the past, yet able to move amongst them, he begins to unravel the mystery which has bewildered his family for two centuries. The solution to the puzzle leads him into his greatest adventure yet.
PG (for mild thematic elements and peril)
Action & Adventure , Drama , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Maggie Smith
as Mrs. Oldknow
Timothy Spall
as Boggis
Carice van Houten
as Maria Oldknow
Alex Etel
as Tolly
Pauline Collins
as Mrs. Tweedle
Hugh Bonneville
as Captain Oldknow
Dominic West
as Caxton
Rachel Bell
as Perkins
Douglas Booth
as Sefton
Jenny McCracken
as Mrs. Gross
Christine Lohr
as Mrs. Robbins
Alan Charlesworth
as Robert the Footman
Allen Leech
as Fred Boggis
Helen Kennedy
as Nellie
Denise Stephenson
as Mrs. Carbery
Harriet Walter
as Lady Gresham
David Robb
as Lord Farrar
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Critic Reviews for From Time to Time

All Critics (7)

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Full Review… | February 22, 2012
Top Critic

Heartfelt family drama with ghosts and scary fire scene.

Full Review… | March 15, 2013
Common Sense Media

a reminder of how enchanting a fantasy can still be if not taking over by digital imagery, if it has a few interesting characters and a few nice touches of plotting

Full Review… | March 29, 2012
Mark Leeper's Reviews

Has there been a movie with such an artificial and unengaging style since... well, the fifties?

Full Review… | March 27, 2012
Cinema Signals

Movies are supposed to whisk you away, to make you get lost in their stories. I never got lost in From Time to Time because I was continually aware of the pieces being assembled before me.

Full Review… | March 24, 2012
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Full Review… | January 8, 2012
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Audience Reviews for From Time to Time

I love the concept, and there are parts of this movie that are absolutely fantastic, but it's so slow moving it's nearly unbearable. Too bad, because with a bit more action it would have been excellent.

Amanda Hendsbee
Amanda Hendsbee

This movie feels slow, but it packs a punch where it counts. In the end you just want to see more. A perfectly sad but heartwarming ghost story.

Chantal S.
Chantal S.

I just love this kind of movie. Delightful. Heartwarming. Historical. a good way. This was a sweet English drama for young adults, and people like me.

Cynthia S.
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