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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!
This review may contain 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…
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…
Friendly PSA to others: If you want the best chance of being blown away by Timecrimes then don't watch it a couple of days after Triangle.
Things get a taaad convoluted in the third act but this is still a refreshing take on the time travel movie. The modesty of its scope really allows for some more meaningful characterization than I've come to expect in high concept sci-fi/horrors such as this.
This will definitely push me to check out more of Vigalondo's work.
"Timecrimes" tells an engrossing and twisted story, making its complicated subject matter easy to follow without dumbing it down.
Liked this but it made my brain hurt afterwards. I
only men like this movie probably and upon closer inspection men who dont like it give it one star "for the tits" anyway i dont wanna be alive
Time travel is confusing.
Hooptober rating: enough chrono-killing!
The day scientists figure out timetravel is definitely the end of the world, right?
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