Time Is Power
In the not-too-distant future the aging gene has been switched off. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency and the way people pay for luxuries and necessities. The rich can live forever, while the rest try to negotiate for their immortality. A poor young man who comes into a fortune of time, though too late to help his mother from dying. He ends up on the run from a corrupt police force known as 'time keepers'.
Right chaps, one hour to write a film. Go.
An hour? What could we do it about? An hour.
Yep, one hour. One h…Oh, 59 minutes, 20 seconds. 19. 18…
Oooh, it's about time!
Brilliant! Quick, time sayings: not enough hours in the day.
Don't waste my time!
Wait, is that about what we're doing now…?
For a few to be immortal, many must die!
No one has to die before their time!
Oooh, just smoosh those together!
We need a star who's name works in…in…in…Justin! Just. In. Time. Get it?
No. Wait. Yes!
Man, this stuff writes itself...
There is a kernel of a great idea here, a genuinely novel distopian world from a writer-director with a good track record of making thought provoking sci-fi with a mass appeal. So the question is, where did it all go wrong?
Budget is clearly a problem as evident by the uninspired sets and some truly terrible CGI. Secondly, whilst the idea of time as currency has potential it is never really explored in any interesting or meaningful way. Instead we get a pretty standard chase movie (with hints of Robin Hood and Bonnie and Clyde) and the usual rich-poor dystopia divide which has been tackled in a thousand other, often better, science-fiction films.
The nature of the story dictates that…
Still confused if this was set in LA or an alternate universe that consists of matryoshka timezones.
With lines like "Just once I want to wake up with more time on my hand than hours in the day" it makes you wonder why the writers' didn't claim pun bingo, clock out and simply title it Just-in Time.
I'm pretty sure it was just my imagination, but every time there was some type of pun involving time in this film, I swear I could hear director Andrew Niccol creaming his shorts. Don't ask what that sounds like, but I swear I heard it, and heard it often.
On a side note, since I found this movie rather boring, I spent some time doing math, and converted times as a currency into real Canadian currency. Math is definitely not my strong suit, so bare with me.
In the film, Justin Timberlake uses a pay phone and it costs one minute. The last time I used a pay phone it costs thirty five cents,…
'We're running out of time.'
'Don't waste my time.'
I'm gonna clean your clock.'
'That's quality time'
Something shticky is going on here and it isn't done very well. They don't use the incredibly 'witty' quotes mentioned above once in this film, no, no, they use them every chance they get.
The acting is bad, the story predictable and it is something worse than mediocre, it's dull...which is unforgivable for a sci-fi action flick.
Andrew Niccol has a knack for getting involved in projects with great premises that ultimately result in something way below the expected (except maybe Lord of War, of which I'm a fan). In Time is such a project, yet another sci-fi film by Niccol that fails to truly deliver of what could've been a new high note of a very stagnated genre. The story of a civilization where time replaced currency as the main form of trade seems interesting from the get-goAt first, all seems right, with the introduction of the plot and the main character being out of the way in the first 10 minutes, delivering the exact quantity of informations one needs without forgetting to keep things interesting.…
A futuristic Robin Hood.
This was one of the dumbest movies I've seen lately...or should I say it was one of the dumbest movies I've TIMED lately? No, I shouldn't, but that's how they would say it in this movie. Ugh.
Surprisingly good. Light and enjoyable film with a serious point to make.
Apparently in the future every one speaks in puns related to time and it is insufferable. COULD NOT FINISH.
The concept of In Time is absolutely brilliant, but unfortunately the story is average at best. Prior to this I've only seen (and liked) Justin Timberlake is supporting roles, and I think he handled the lead well. There's a pretty good supporting cast too - I just found the story to be quite okay and not much else. A shame, but it could have been worse. There's definitely potential within this concept for a very good film.
The main idea had some great potential but it got lost in too many useless action scenes and empty dialogues.
¨For a few immortals to live, many people must die. ¨
In Time is the latest Andrew Niccol sci-fi futuristic flick where people are genetically developed to grow until they`re 25. People don`t age more than that, but the downside is that they are only guaranteed one more year of life. Once they turn 25 a clock starts ticking on their arm with a glowing neon light counting down the days. Time has also become the new currency as people work and are paid with time, and they also buy products with their time (bus ticket fares cost two dollars for example). The premise is a very interesting one as we see rich people living practically immortal lives as they…
Ein wirklich schöner romantischer, witziger und actionreicher Film. Auf jeden Fall realistisch gemacht und gut rüber gebracht. Empfehlen würde ich ihn, aber 2 mal muss man ihn nicht schauen.
Novel concept and story. Scenes where people exchanged 'time' got a bit repetitive after a while.