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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…
Well that was cool, inventive, and moody!
I can't believe I've never heard of this before.
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!
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"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…
Was cocky and thought I'm one step ahead of the film, turns out the film had always been two steps ahead of me. In a game of chess Timecrimes would be that player who sacrifices all his minor pieces at the beginning and then turn the game around by cornering the king in three moves. Checkmate. Good game, good bye and good night. Am I being too dramatic? I don't think so. I'll have you know that there is nothing concerning time travel that I cannot predict. I take multiple classes for this, I have three certificates hanging on my bedroom wall, I shit you not.
So here I sit, unhappy after facing such a humiliating defeat, trying to come…
Timecrimes is an original time-travel movie with a very short and concise plot, meaning you can understand it and not get stuck into the loops.
It's great how it goes back and back again on its own plot, just from a different point of view, which really satisfied my time-travel urges for today. The bandage, the coat, the scissors - all essential elements to make this story work, and boy, does it work.
It's not all great, but for the most part, I found myself mind-blown and giggling because of the way this movie solved loose threads and plot holes.
Definitely watch it if you have a chance to! Or, if you've already seen it, go back to the present you dirty old time-travelers!
É uma concepção interessante - construção e desconstrução de um crime através de viagens no tempo - em um filme gelado, sem emoção.
It's ok. I still haven't found a time travel film I really like.
You know the type of time travel movie where the hero travels back in time and then sees himself doing the things he’d done in the past? And then he travels back in time again, and now there are three of them? So then he goes back a fourth time just to try and get everything back the way it’s supposed to be, but in doing so he just makes things even worse, and etc etc etc?
Well, it’s one of those, but it somehow weaves all of that plot into a little Halloween/Fatal Attraction genre flick. Very impressive.
I didn't watch this movie for YEARS because of the terrible posters and my smug assumption that I had it all figured out before even seeing it. I'm glad I finally did watch it. All my assumptions about the narrative happen in the first 30-40 minutes and the second half is completely unexpected, neatly tied together without getting too complicated, and manages to stick the landing (albeit somewhat messily).
The first half of the second act is the only part of the film that is really weak, with questionable decisions and predictable moves as we take the first journey back, although for most of it I don't see a better way of circumventing this necessary part of the story.
If you spy on a naked chick expect crazy things to happen. This is a fun, little sci-fi film that's worth a watch.
An endlessly inventive time travel drma. The initial mystery is a little obvious but the film smartly sidesteps this by not hanging its' hat on it and instead examining predetermination. The basically non-existent budget leads to a tightly focused, intimate and almost abstract atmosphere while Karra Elejalde is fantastic as the increasing irrational only partly comprehending everyman who treats the temporal chain of events like an affair, going to increasingly absurd lengths to cover his past actions. It's not quite Primer but it's not far behind and shares that film's convinctions and willingness to credit the audience with intelligence.
Clever as hell and expertly executed. I was already a fan of Nacho Vigalondo's entry in VHS: Viral, and this just proves he's a master of bizarrely funny, creepy, low-fi sci-fi. Bring on Colossal!
Fancies itself far more intelligent and inventive than it actually is while being anchored by one of the most moronic and unlikeable protagonists imaginable.
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