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In Time Reviews

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Will Leitch
June 22, 2013
Don't let the ads fool you: It has a lot on its mind.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
December 29, 2012
Even with its thoughtful nods to "Bonnie & Clyde" and "Les Miserables," "In time" never delivers that transcendent "Blade Runner" moment, and never rises above cult classic to simple classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Michael Dequina
February 2, 2012
Andrew Niccol continues to be the go-to guy for using smartly executed science-fiction/fantasy concepts in the service of expressing ideas rather than bang-up action.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
November 10, 2011
Clever and unsettling.
Kevin A. Ranson
November 9, 2011
When time really is money, it's hard not to keep looking at your watch. Fortunately, viewing this film won't have you looking at yours.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
November 8, 2011
... it works pretty well if you don't look too closely ...
| Original Score: 3/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
November 8, 2011
An interesting, literal 'living on borrowed time' premise doesn't quite live up to its ambition but cool film work and Justin Timberlake keep things interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
November 5, 2011
The movie may not probe as deeply into its subject as desired, but it's nevertheless an enjoyable watch, full of propulsive action and intriguing scenarios.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
November 4, 2011
Timberlake is fine but not as good as he was in The Social Network because he doesn't get the chances. It's a pity, but this sort of thing needs a brighter director.
| Original Score: 3/5
Henry Barnes
November 4, 2011
A playful caper that ticks along on the strength of its cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
November 4, 2011
One of the film's stronger threads poses a key question: even if you could extend your life by decades, would you really want to?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
November 4, 2011
Stylish and original but its confusing middle and overbearing moral message will have you looking at the time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Liverpool Echo
November 4, 2011
In Time is a neat concept, stylishly executed, with some well-orchestrated action sequences to paper over a few cracks in wrier/director Niccol's logic.
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
November 3, 2011
It's a plot with intriguing issues touched upon, including mortality, the class system and that knowing how much time we have left to live can affect our judgments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post
November 3, 2011
If time really were currency, I'm not sure I'd use up 109 precious minutes on this - and yet, it's just watchable enough to not be a complete waste of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Margot Harrison
Seven Days
November 2, 2011
Is it possible to give a film four stars for its premise and two stars for its execution?
| Original Score: 6/10
Jackie K. Cooper
November 1, 2011
Good concept and an entertaining cast make this one better than it should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Helen O'Hara
Empire Magazine
November 1, 2011
Interesting ideas and howling anger at the 1 percent drive the first half, but the Bonnie and Clyde stylings of the second feel a little rushed and strangely out of sync.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Martin Roberts
Fan The Fire
November 1, 2011
There are some nice ideas thrown around, and the film works as an analogy (albeit it a heavy-handed one) for modern society's staggeringly unjust division of wealth, but it aims to please the broadest audience possible and suffers for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brent Simon
Screen International
October 31, 2011
Messy and half-formed, but a pleasing throwback to an era in which ideas powered movies more than special effects, In Time provides a steady flow of lively entertainment due to its brain-tickling central conceit.
| Original Score: 3/5
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