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A trip back in time from the present to...
A man accidentally gets into a time machine and travels back in time nearly an hour. Finding himself will be the first of a series of disasters of unforeseeable consequences.
Near perfect. One of the best time-travel films I've seen, in part because of the juxtaposition of its intricate script & the simplicity of its setting. You would never guess that traveling only mere hours back in time would serve for such a compelling narrative, but "Timecrimes" pulls it off with brilliant pacing and a plot woven with intelligent twists, not ones that pander to its audience or insult their intelligence. Karra Elejalde [Hector] delivers a tremendously compelling lead performance[s], and is anchored by a keen supporting role from the film's director Nacho Vigalondo as a scientist in the wrong place at the wrong time[s]. For my money, I have trouble deciding which low-budget time-travel feature is better, "Timecrimes" or "Primer". And that is high praise in and of itself.
Timecrimes brings to the table the well-worn genre of the time travel enigma in such an engaging, refreshing and minimalistic fashion that I was riveted throughout the experience. The plot is woven with great intricacy and Nacho Vigalondo does a great job in putting together the pieces of the puzzle in such a manner that the level of intrigue never diminishes instead it is always on rise and is left on a high in the end. The film does itself some great good by not explaining things too much as to leave the audiences with nothing to chew on. The relatively open ending and the confusion that the lead character has with the concept makes the film more accessible…
Wow, now this is how you make a time travel film with a low budget! Timecrimes is a really creative sci-fi, with lots of great thrills, comedic moments and little twists. This is a true mind bender and while the logic of the story is pretty straightforward, the film handles time travel in a very gripping way. There is only one real complaint I have with it, which didn't really take me out of the film though. It's about the big temporal paradox that exists, but doesn't get explained so you just have to go with it. I find it hard to talk more about the film without spoiling it, so I'll just leave it that. Timecrimes is a very interesting mix of genres, being constantly entertaining and thoughtful, but ultimately tragic. It's one of a kind!
Well that was cool, inventive, and moody!
I can't believe I've never heard of this before.
All I want is a room with a view
A sight worth seeing, a vision of you
All I want is a room with view, oh-oh…
All I want though... Is someone to explain to me WTF just went on there? All those Hectors running around, all hell bent on ending it all for themselves.
I was with it for a while, I was keeping track and then it just unravelled on me towards the finale.
The film looked good, and the costume design of the attacker character was great.
There are two ways to look at this film however, a:) it’s misogynistic or b) it features a sweet rack and loads of unnecessary nudity (as my friend put it…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
"We still have a while before it starts raining"
This is ScreeningNotes 2. I've come back from the future to warn you that ScreeningNotes 1 is totally going to spoil this movie for you. For anyone who hasn't seen the movie and clicked past the warning anyway, here's a spoiler-free review: if you liked the lo-fi time travel aesthetic of Primer then go watch this. It's good, I promise. Now get out of here before it's too late.
I'm no good at putting together complex storylines. So for me at least, one of the most important things about a movie like this is that, whether it's easy to follow or not, watching the puzzle pieces fall into place ought to…
What I love most about this film is how it changes genres throughout.
Drama, horror, comedy, farce, thriller and tragedy and it does all this while telling a tightly plotted story that takes the main character on a journey where I he is completely changed by the end.
When the film starts you can't imagine how it will end. It's just plain brilliant.
Nice, low budget time travel film with a simple but beautiful setting, a complex script and a touch of dark comedy. Not without its time paradox, Timecrimes delivers as a fun and twisted film.
Unfair as this probably is, I will now equate "Timecrimes" with "worse Primer."
Also, subtitles > dubs.
A really well thought out time travel film with excellent performances.
Where to begin.....its awesome. The best way I can compare this movie is that it is a blend of Memento and Predestination. A wonderful circular and constantly flowing story of a time travelling man. A great showcase of a man transforming from himself in every single scene. It does start slow, but I understand why. Once it starts rolling it is a captivating, full circle, brilliant movie full of cool twists.
Probably not one of the best time travel movies I've watched, but nonetheless still a fantastic piece of entertainment. This may seem like a confusing movie, but it's actually really easy to understand. I mean, at least you don't need to read a 19 page article to half-understand to movie, right? (I'm looking right at you, Primer)
Timecrimes is one of the most trippy sci-fi movies of all time, also of the decades best. This movie takes time travel and flips it on its head, taking it in a whole new direction. Telling the story of a married guy who got too curious and wound up in a situation beyond his control. This movie is crazy, it will give you a headache from all that happens. What you think is going on in the end is the exact opposite. TImecrimes is one of the better sci-fi movies I've seen from the 00's.
A predictable, yet satisfying, time travel film that you could've sworn to yourself you've seen multiple times before.
Some earlier event #1 is the cause of (or at least one of the causes of) some later event #2, and through time travel, event #2 is also the cause of event #1. The subject here is confusing as well as fascinating.
I got a bit bored because this was predictable. A good thought but not a perfect execution.
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