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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…
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…
Well that was cool, inventive, and moody!
I can't believe I've never heard of this before.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
In my last review of this fantastic timetravel mindbender I tried to unravel the mysteries and the holes of it's plot. By now that is one of my least favourite reviews by myself on here because I think I might have been wrong, I honestly don't know anymore. You can't even comprehend this movie on your first watch and I'm only slowly starting to think I might have a grip on everything going on.
Anyways, "Timecrimes" is a fantastic low budget movie from Spain where a man accidentally travels back in time for one hour and slowly realizes that he is caught up what can only be described as a "Butterfly Effect" series of events. The actors do a fantastic…
You doen't need fancy effects, lens flares and CGI to tell a good story. Too bad this movie is so long-winded. That's not even atmospheric. Sometimes, it's nice to have it, but this movie in total was very calm itself.
so breathlessly convoluted, stacked full of paradoxes and temporal shifts, to a point where it most resembles something like PRIMER. the pleasures of timecrimes ultimately feel quite modest; a man raging against himself in the most unpredictable way; so much that the viewer feels like they're stumbling around lost, clutching on to anything that seems familiar. that's a compliment by the way. murder, voyeurism, time travel and general mayhem are fun things to get lost amongst.
Like many time travel films, Timecrimes is paradoxical, nonetheless the storytelling is effective and events stack to a satisfying resolution. A good example of sci-fi done well within the constraints of a limited budget.
7/10: A sleeper hit! Great movie (like this one) does not need famous actors, expensive CGIs in order to be intelligent and entertaining.
Well-done microbudget sci-fi, one of the better time travel flicks in recent memory.
Time travel will always be messy. But how do we know a good time travel movie from a bad one? Like this: compelling story and characters, atmosphere, and of course the science (being mind blown is also a plus). For Timecrimes (Los cronocrímenes), the central focus revolves around Héctor (Karra Elejalde), a misogynistic pervert who goes back in time an hour after being attacked. The backdrop is a nice Spanish countryside. The science was almost structured admirably, but somethings don't make sense. (I guess we're supposed to believe there's still a "Héctor Prime" somewhere roaming around because how the events unfold is just confusing how it began.) It has it's moments with some thrilling scenes... but with a difficult to root for character and a bland story overall makes Timecrimes a miss for me.
Takes a little while to settle into its grove and until then I was worried things may not meet expectations. However, once things get going it's all delightfully good stuff. The story may be awfully easy to keep one step ahead of right from the beginning but that doesn't deminish the enjoyment as it all unfolds.
So boring and predictable i couldnt wait for it to end. Ugh, really bad. Just thinking about it gets me frustrated as i have heard nothing but good things. Total let down.
'We still have a while before it starts raining'
Time travel is an overused concept in Science Fiction these days, and this film is a pretty classic example of it. In this film 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. The first half of this film was very predictable, without giving too much away, you know who's who from the beginning. The second half of the film is where things really get interesting, with some shocking twists and turns which you cannot see coming, as events go spiralling out of control and the protagonist descends into the…
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