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In Time Reviews

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Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground
March 4, 2013
One long, extended chase sequence interspersed with awkward flirting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Benjo Colautti
We Got This Covered
September 22, 2012
There's a lot to like about In Time, but it misses the mark for being an overly memorable experience and ends up being just an adequate sci-fi flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
Jeff Beck
September 18, 2012
"In Time" gets points for putting forth an interesting concept, but because of Niccol's inability to utilize that concept, we get a film that ends up going nowhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sarah Sluis
Film Journal International
October 28, 2011
The rich live forever and the poor scrape by with just a day on their clocks in this sci-fi dystopia, which favors action sequences and trite catchphrases.
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
November 13, 2011
This Bonnie and Clyde couldn't have less on screen chemistry if Clyde was the orangutan from Every Which Way but Loose.
Francesca Steele
Sky Movies
November 2, 2011
It's not a total waste of your time. But boy will you wish Niccol had spent more of his on it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
October 31, 2011
In Time is half a good film - thoughtful, well-shot, and smart in places - and half a clunky, derivative, and at its worst, laughable one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 1, 2011
Such an original sci-fi concept that has a potent economic allegory that rouses interest in the first part then fizzles away as the action and serviceable acting dominates ...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Simon Miraudo
October 26, 2011
In Time is the cinematic equivalent of the stoned dude at the party who comes up with one barely interesting 'what if' scenario, then proceeds to nudge us repeatedly until we express to them the extent to which they have blown our mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Jason Goodyer
Little White Lies
November 2, 2011
Attempts to be both thriller and political allegory but ultimately falls someway short of being either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Steve Newall
December 7, 2011
Timberlake's charisma can't carry this but it's hard to think of anyone who could.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
October 26, 2011
Even if you can get past the plot holes (and that's a big IF), you'll still be bored by this standard action-thriller. There's very little to get the heart pumping.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 28, 2011
The depth of the world Niccol has created is insufficient, while the metaphors he's employing are far more on the nose than they need to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
October 26, 2011
Falls apart whenever there's a lull in the action and you start to think about how it all fits together.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture
November 7, 2011
In Time fills its dynamic, sprawling universe with about as much character and drama as a half-hour game of Sim City.
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
October 27, 2011
Stiff acting and storytelling shortcuts undermine a clever concept. After an intriguing first half, you'll probably be checking your watch.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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James Berardinelli
October 28, 2011
It's a little like Michael Bay's The Island in the way the narrative fails to live up to the promise of its back story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
October 27, 2011
Frustratingly, Niccol's technique isn't up to his premise. The movie offers roughly 60 minutes of story complication stretched out to 109.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
October 27, 2011
Andrew Niccol's "In Time" looks great, sounds stilted and plays like a clever videogame with too many rules.
Simon Foster
October 26, 2011
Andrew Niccol's plodding Logan's Run-meets-Bonnie and Clyde pastiche takes its vacuous emoting and C-grade plotting very seriously, but [is] nothing more than a dumbed down, tarted-up riff on his earlier hit Gattaca (1997).
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