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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.
Although its premise could've been executed better and its attempts at social commentary are a bit too heavy-handed, In Time still makes for an enjoyable sci-fi thriller with an engaging story, thought-provoking and imaginative concepts, beautiful cinematography (by none other than Roger Deakins), and strong performances.
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,…
In Time is radical-ish, but not out of any deeper political commitment. It's not a brave film at all; it's purely a zeitgeisty product of its economic climate. This is most noticeable in its relative pacifism, its treatment of the police as social actors worthy of discursive engagement by revolutionary elements.
Yet the film is fun, and competently shot and performed. Even on a rewatch it won me over with its earnest progressive message and the innocent naïveté of its sanitized Bonnie & Clyde (Amanda Seyfried & Justin Timberlake).
Just remember, kids: don't talk to the cops.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
the whole idea of time being currency instead of actual money is pretty cool. essentially if u want food, water, etc, u need to give up time of ur life. i wish the actual plot was good. i wish it was more of a sci fi rather than a romantic type of a movie, after all they were about to die?..
Худший фильм в мире, не считая "Поезда на Юму" (3:10 to Yuma).
الفكرة ذكية جدا ، توقعتها مبنية على رواية او كتاب .
السيناريو كان جميل الا في بعض الاشياء كانوا يتخبطوا .
سرعة الفلم ممتازة و مناسبة للفكرة و الاخراج .
اداء تمبرليك كان ممتاز ❤️ .
النهاية كان يبغالها تحسين بشكل كبير ،
في النهاية تمنيت القصة لو كانت بالضبط لمسلسل
A ideia era boa, mas a execução...
I love this. I'm a sucker for dystopian sci-fi movies, and I knew I was going to like the movie since I heard about its premise about a society that values time as a currency. Andrew Niccol is the director and he has made some of my favorite movies like Gattaca and The Truman Show. I love the premise even though the acting is mediocre.
An original idea poorly executed.
It's kind of a cross between Limitless and The Hunger Games, and something else, but I don't know what.
Everyone is basically a slave to time and they stay looking 25 years old for ever! Everything is controlled by the rich and greedy people who run things. Not a very entertaining film and shows that Justin Timberlake should stick to singing.
You will only enjoy this film if you have a festish for people touching other people's arms, extreme close ups of arms, or people running around without getting out of breath!!
My advice; don't 'waste your time' watching this movie!!!
I never thought In Time would be the film to save the day, but here it is in all its beautiful people glory.
After two, frankly terrible, Justin Timberlake films I was glad to have the reassuring presence of a glossy, pseudo socio-political thriller. With pretty people.
I'd seen this before and enjoyed it, and I suspect I enjoyed it more on this re-watch just because of the two films that preceded it.
No this film probably doesn't make a lot of sense, and yes I have a lot of questions (surely shaving each day would be a waste of your life? how easy is to accidentally spend some years? What happens if there's a banking error? Can you customise…
This movie doesn't make a lot of sense. But everyone is awfully pretty at their whole spiel, so there's that.
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