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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…
'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.
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,…
Don't waste my time.
What's great about this film is that it creates a working universe based on using time as a currency. Everything seems to be thought out as to how everyday life works and the perils of being poor. I think the metaphors for this work on many levels.
The bad part is that I don't think anything else besides the "everyday life" aspect was very well thought out. It begins by flat out telling you that the film will not offer any explanation as to how life turned out this way. I was fine with this at first until I realized that it's almost the films mantra not to explain anything.
Can you just grab…
Director: Andrew Niccol
Screenwriter: Andrew Niccol
Cast: Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Cillian Murphy, Vincent Kartheiser, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer, Olivia Wilde & Johnny Galecki
Runtime: 109 min // Certificate: 12
Can a film exist on shit puns and shit puns alone? No, of course not, but In Time gives it a bloody good go anyway...
Set in a dystopian future in which time is quite literally currency, In Time follows Will Salas (Timberlake; The Social Network), a “poor” man from a small industrial town called Dayton, where most people live day-to-day and can “run out of time” at any moment. Like everyone else on Earth, Will stopped aging when he turned 25, at which point his “body clock” started ticking down…
3/10: Brilliant idea behind the concept but the whole movie was poorly executed. Bad acting, directing and as well as bad editing, makes this sci-fi a poor affair.
Truly amazing futuristic thriller. Justin Timberlake is an awesome actor in this which shocked me as well as Amanda Seyfried being equally awesome and bad ass. The concept of the time on the wrist is handled well by the director in a slick and trilling way. There is death, there is stealing of time. It is very realistic to what would happen if this was the future. Nice to see Leonard from The Big Bang Theory in it too. A must see.
Entretenida, pero daba para mucho, mucho más.
It's actually pretty cool.
My review -- this film is now on Blu-Ray and it made a very impressive $134 million profit. The plot in general we as viewers enter this new age society where the only thing of any use is time. The artistic temperament throughout is absolutely breathtaking, the individual tweaks on every important scene such as for an example playing poker is a unique alternative aspect on that particular card game. The tempo begins at a blistering pace but the most disappointing and heartbreaking aspect of In Time the tempo drops incredibly quickly after about 60 minutes, it is highly noticeable and the idea behind this film should and could be turned into a very interesting trilogy with a bit more…
An extremely fantastic concept with great delivery. The world was interesting and the ideas fascinating. The characters not all that strong and the story is pretty much your average heist film but with time.
Justin Timberlake delivers a great performance as a charismatic nice guy, along with Amanda Seyfried acting as a Bonnie type to Justin's Clyde. Cillian Murphy is delightful in a villain role and Olivia Wilde being the movie for a short time delivers an amazing performance and has great chemistry with Timberlake.
The ideas, designs and concepts of the film are magnificent, I found myself more interested in the world and technology that worked along with the story.
At times cliche, the story does drag on and the characters aren't all that interesting but everything with time surrounding it makes the movie and it's action scenes that more engaging.
The concept of In Time is one that could've fallen flat on its face had a lazier team taken the reigns. Luckily, despite tackling a concept that most would find to be bland or uninteresting, the director, writers, and actors pulled together a wonderfully unique science fiction film for the modern era.
The universe of In Time is interesting and well-developed. It isn't so different from our own that it feels so far removed and silly, but similar enough that when the world is the focus, it's entertaining and fun to learn about.
Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, and Olivia Wilde all deliver wonderful performances. Their relationships feel natural and develop with a comfortable, believable pacing. The romantic subplot that eventually…
time is money.
this film's premise is pretty smart.
and i love the idea of using downtown los angeles as a ready-made sci-fi background.
but the film fails to rise above its terrible miscasting of justin timberlake.
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