Overall Rank: 4034
Average Rating: 2.6/4
# of Ratings: 175
Theatrical Release Date: 10/28/2011
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 01/31/2012
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Andrew Niccol
Actors: Justin Timberlake, Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried, Matt Bomer, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Miller
Plot: Mankind has figured out how to turn off the aging gene. To avoid overpopulation time had become the new currency and the rich are now near immortal while the rest of the people must barter to extend their lives. When a poor man comes into a wealth of time, he comes under the watchful eye of the corrupted "Time Keepers" and must now figure out how to avoid them to enjoy his sudden extended life. -- Chris Kavan
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Matthew Brady - wrote on 07/03/2014
When Will Salas is falsely accused of murder, he must figure out a way to bring down a system where time is money - literally - enabling the wealthy to live forever while the poor, like Will, have to beg, borrow, and steal enough minutes to make it through another day. Justin Timberlake isn't that bad as a actor that I thought he was, I mean he is actually a fine actor and he did okay here. The movie wasn't that good but it's not terrible. the story is new and the acting isn't that bad.
phil - wrote on 02/17/2014
Some of you guys are crazy with the bad reviews, this movie was very good. Your glass is half empty I guess.
FSUNoles27TS - wrote on 12/04/2012
I am shocked by people's displeasure with this movie. It was such a creative setting and plot. You can relate the plight of the lower-class of our society to that set in the movie; some people might even say it is a poltical-commentary on the pitfalls of capitalism.. The acting wasn't great but it wasn't atrocious as some people seem to think. Very fun ride of a movie.
Full Movie Reviews
Indyfreak - wrote on 06/20/2023
Andrew Niccol is no stranger to science fiction. He directed the fabulous sci-fi noir GATTACA back in 1997.
While that film drew from the debate on genetic engineering for its premise, this 2011 thriller posits a world where time replaced money as currency and the richer you are, the longer you live. Now that's a cool idea.
The set-up is a bit more convoluted though. But there are some effective moments as when certain characters quite literally run out of time. But it wants to be an action movie instead of settling as a drama. And I think that's where the movie falters at.
The cast is fine despite the script not being quite that good. Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, and Cillian Murphy do their job well. You just sense the feeling that the screenplay is not as thought-provoking …
cinegeek.de - wrote on 04/12/2016
Andrew Niccol hat eine neue Idee: In der zukünftigen Welt sind die Menschen einer allumfassenden Technik unterworfen. Die Lebenszeit ist dabei zur Ware geworden, man kann sie kaufen oder zocken. Jeder trägt eine Uhr am Handgelenk, welche die restliche Lebenszeit anzeigt. Der Markt der Zeit ist überall. Hier haben wir die Population der Zeit, nur dass sie immer geringer wird! Indem man die Handgelenke aneinander hält, kann man Zeit auch an den Partner weitergeben oder abzapfen. Justin Timberlake spielt Will Sagas, einen der Bewohner dieser unbestimmten Zukunft (die Kostüme und Settings wirken relativ zeitgenössisch). Bei jedem Bewohner wird die körperliche Uhr im Alter von 25 abgeschaltet. Danach kann er hart arbeiten, um sich zusätzliche Zeit zu verdienen (oder Verbrechen …
Looneymanthegreat - wrote on 06/30/2014
In Time is basically Elysium before Elysium came out; but a whole lot worse. Hollywood seems to like these social-injustice-metaphor movies a lot, but they never turn out right. Avatar was boring, Elysium was worse and District 9 was annoying. Politically charged movies like this end up getting so tied up in their message that they forget to tell a good story. In Time is no exception, and may be the worst of this trend.
It’s difficult to talk about a movie that’s as politically charged as In Time without dipping into politics, but I will hold myself back suffice to say that In Time tackles a huge modern social issue and reduces it to a black and white essence, turning the entire thing into a straw man. This is a problem a lot of movies that try to hard to have a message …
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Timoteo77 - wrote on 2012-04-22 19:26
Opened to mostly lackluster reviews, but I was surprised at how much this movie grew on me as it went along.
Northeast Kid - wrote on 2011-09-30 09:33
I thought it looked good. I don't know much about the script but hopefully it is well written and well directed.
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 2011-09-29 23:27
Saw the trailer. &nbsp;Yes the premise was good and it has potential. &nbsp;yes your right, if Timberlake delivers and the flick has a good plot, then this would be popularly be huge. &nbsp;Screenplay looks pretty interesting.
Bizarro - wrote on 2011-09-29 04:36
Interesting concept. This looks a little like Gattaca, which was at best a divided film.Still, watching Cillian Murphy play a villain is always great. And hopefully Justin Timberlake can carry dramatic weight on his shoulders for this one, as he's yet to convince me.