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This incoherently plotted addition to the time-travel genre looks and sounds cheesy. Read critic reviews

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While working at the site of an archaeological dig, Professor Johnston (Billy Connolly) stumbles into a wormhole and plunges back in time to 14th-century France. Mad scientist Robert Doniger (David Thewlis), who accidentally created the wormhole while developing a teleportation device, sends the professor's son, Chris (Paul Walker), and protégé Kate (Frances O'Connor) back in time to retrieve him. Unfortunately, their rescue mission is sidetracked by a bloody battle between France and England.

Cast & Crew

Paul Walker
Chris Hughes
Gerard Butler
Andre Marek
Billy Connolly
Professor Johnston
David Thewlis
Robert Doniger
Anna Friel
Lady Claire
Neal McDonough
Derick Gordon
Matt Craven
Steven Kramer
Ethan Embry
Josh Stern
Michael Sheen
Lord Oliver
George Nolfi
Writer (Screenplay)
Jeffrey Maguire
Writer (Screenplay)
Michael Crichton
Writer (Novel)
Michael Ovitz
Executive Producer
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  • Jul 12, 2016
    An interesting mesh of cast members, and a pretty engaging siege sequence in the third act, but otherwise thoroughly underwhelming.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Apr 09, 2013
    I like time travel movies, but this one leaves a bit to be desired. Usually when I watch a time travel movie, I imagine how cool it would be to be in their place - to find out some lost history or to be the wise character (with all your future knowledge), but it would not have been fun to live back in 1357.
    Red L Super Reviewer
  • Sep 05, 2012
    Some archaeologists realise their dream and get to travel back in time, only things don't go as well as they'd've hoped. With a loud music score and lots of running and chasing going on I had the impression that Donner barely tries to hide that one is actually watching an old silent movie serial updated with modern gee whiz technology. Soooo dumb I was almost insulted.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Feb 06, 2012
    dud and proof of richard donner falling from grace
    Brendan N Super Reviewer

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