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The Time Traveler's Wife Reviews

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September 11, 2017
But I should say, if you take out the part about the dumb premise, the acting is quite good--it almost makes you forget you're watching the big screen version of the tv show "Quantum Leap."
Full Review | Original Score: C-
August 13, 2009
If you allow yourself to think for one moment of the paradoxes, contradictions and logical difficulties involved, you will be lost. The movie supports no objective thought.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 13, 2009
Like the book, the movie gets weaker as it becomes more convoluted and far-fetched in the last third of the story.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 12, 2009
I can only imagine that the scenes of a 40-something man getting chummy with his 6-year-old bride-to-be must have played better in the book. On film, it feels like To Catch a Time-Traveling Predator.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 14, 2009
The emotions and crises feel pre-sanded, smooth to the point of blandness. The transitional disappearances are routine.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 19, 2009
You've got one obnoxious romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 27, 2009
Good cast plus weak script equals so-so movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 14, 2009
Like Henry, there are elements from the best-selling book that have simply disappeared. Humor, for one. A deeper texture. This is less of a movie than it is a glammed-up revolving door.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
August 21, 2009
The movie moves fast, as though to distract you from these shortcomings and the nearly total absence of logic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 15, 2009
Solid love story that could have reached extraordinary limits, but fails early on.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 10, 2009
Bana and McAdams make you feel the pain and the ultimate acceptance of their dilemma but never convey the magic that allows the couple to persevere through such a grand but trying love.
August 11, 2009
I'm someone who cries at commercials, yet this incessantly romantic love story left me curiously cold.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
August 12, 2009
The Time Traveler's Wife stars Eric Bana as Henry DeTamble, a Chicago man suffering from "chrono-impairment disorder" -- that is, a genetic anomaly that causes him to involuntarily time travel. The defective gene doesn't prevent Henry from meeting
Full Review | Original Score: 41/100
August 13, 2009
Tugs at the heartstrings with the aggression of a linebacker pursuing a quarterback.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 18, 2009
Buy the book.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 14, 2009
Picturesque cinematography along with charming performances by Eric Bana and the genuinely beautiful Rachel McAdams [don't] compensate for an uneven, bland and contrived screenplay that falls flat when it comes to drama, romance and sci-fi.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
August 14, 2009
Where the movie really goes wrong is in issues of tone and pace, in decisions about what to leave out and what to keep in -- all of which falls at the director's feet.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 14, 2009
Perhaps the book fills in the blanks and emotional beats, but this Wife isn't really worth your time or travel.
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 14, 2009
Yet where there should be heat, a cold wind blows.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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