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Timeline Reviews

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Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies
January 12, 2016
a great example of a woulda-coulda-shoulda movie
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
Weakly entertaining Middle Ages fantasy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Cole Smithey
May 10, 2009
A competent cast keeps this eccentric time travel movie (based on a Michael Crichton novel) amusing if far from successful.
Full Review | Original Score: C-

Empire Magazine
November 5, 2008
Timeline takes the most ridiculous movie plot ever and multiplies it by ten.
Top Critic
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
November 5, 2008
This big-budget adventure is based on a recent Michael Crichton thriller, though its premise is too stale to instill the sense of wonder critical to great sci-fi.
November 5, 2008
In Michael Crichton's oeuvre, this is more The 13th Warrior than Westworld. Silly larks for young boys with liberal parents.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 31, 2008
...one of the least effective Crichton adaptations to date.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Robert Koehler
October 18, 2008
Yet another case of making time travel a messy ordeal rather than a load of fun, Timeline lacks the consistent tone, pace and point of view for either a science fiction thriller or medieval war adventure.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
It's all a bit too near fetched to be a great movie, it's still fun.
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
December 27, 2007
If only I could go back in time to convince myself not to watch this ludicrous time travel yarn which 'faxes' a group of uninteresting characters back to the 1300s to screw up the space-time continuum.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
November 8, 2007
It is just bland and easily forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jason Zingale
July 5, 2005
It comes up short in both plot and quality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
March 14, 2005
At two hours and even with the rushed feel it still feels overly long and worst of all -- cheap.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Mark Collette
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
September 20, 2004
Jeff Maguire, in adapting Crichton's novel, clearly had trouble explaining all the nuances of the story with the constraints of a Hollywood time limit.
| Original Score: 2/4
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
July 11, 2004
With the exception of the original "Jurassic Park", films based on Crichton's novels have been not only unsuccessful but horrendously awful.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Vince Koehler
Entertainment Spectrum
May 26, 2004
This offers a mystifying look at the future with a mind-bending twist.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeff Otto
IGN Movies
April 7, 2004
Timeline is offensively bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
February 24, 2004
As the romantic lead, Paul Walker would be a stiff in any century...
Brian Mckay
February 21, 2004
About as impressive as rival gangs of Renaissance Pleasure Faire geeks launching bottle rockets and flaming rolls of toilet paper at each other.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
February 11, 2004
Linha do Tempo não é dos melhores livros de Chrichton - mas, ainda assim, é bem mais satisfatório do que esta adaptação pouco inspirada.
| Original Score: 3/5
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