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Timeline Reviews

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Scott Chitwood
ComingSoon.net
February 7, 2004
If you're looking for a decent action flick, Timeline should fit the bill.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
February 5, 2004
...the rare time travel movie that does nothing interesting or clever with modern humans in an ancient setting...
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/4
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
December 31, 2003
In the end, keeping score of most of the ensuing cross-cultural mayhem is about as involving as Xeroxing for two hours.
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
December 31, 2003
Viewers of Timeline will wish they could go back in time themselves and avoid buying tickets in the first place.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/5
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
December 27, 2003
A waste of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Brian Orndorf
FilmJerk.com
December 15, 2003
A big, dumb action fantasy that could be easily digestible and provide some rollicking Saturday matinee entertainment. Outside of the big and dumb part, it fails on almost every other level.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Paul Arendt
Teletext
December 8, 2003
'The time machine is an astoundingly cheap contraption - really nothing more than a couple of rotating mirrors and a wind machine.'
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
December 5, 2003
Director Richard Donner is in good form here, and he patches up the holes in the script by keeping the action moving lickety-split.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jamie Russell
BBC.com
December 5, 2003
Walker is by far the movie's biggest liability, a walking vacuum in the time-space continuum with a terrifying ability to commit heinous crimes against cinema dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
December 5, 2003
All the zoiksy illogic and spinning plot points give Timeline a strange energy.
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
December 5, 2003
Couldn't be sillier if Monty Python's knights who say "Ni!" turned up for an extended cameo.
| Original Score: 2/4
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
December 4, 2003
What with all the holiday hubbub, you certainly don't have time for "Timeline," a lackluster sci-fi flick that would have been more at home as a television original.
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 4, 2003
Seriously terrible, but it'll be roaring good fun on video.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
December 4, 2003
Here is a movie in which even the arrows are loud. If it was an attempt to drown out the dialogue and obscure the plot, it didn't succeed.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
December 3, 2003
...a cocky and contrived contraption which gingerly dances around its Medieval-themed mediocrity...[an] overwrought costume drama
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
December 2, 2003
There are a couple of nice moments ... But not enough.
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
December 2, 2003
A cartoonish, ludicrous and (unintentionally) hilarious piece of action fluff that wouldn't fool a 10-year-old.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
December 2, 2003
While I enjoyed Timeline on a purely brainless level, I couldn't get it out of my head that there was something stupid going on.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sarah Chauncey
Reel.com
December 2, 2003
Timeline is the Rollerball of 2003.
| Original Score: 0.5/4
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
December 2, 2003
It's a dull spectacle that makes a drive out to Carver for King Richard's Faire seem more appealing.
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