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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…
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!
Esta película me gusta por dos cosas:
1. El engranaje de paradojas temporales dentro de paradojas temporales es el más preciso que recuerdo.
2. Después del cine pillé con la que hoy es mi novia.
I put off my REC 3 review, because I just watched this again and it gets better every time. It certainly requires multiple viewings, but it is so worth it. No other movie combines elements of comedy with creepiness, and some of the most interesting and head scratching Twilight Zone style sci fi. I have so much fun watching this movie, I have a giant grin on my face pretty much the entire time.
Hector is an average guy. He is just moving into a new place with his wife in the country, when he sees something that piques his interest. While they are setting their new place up, he spots a naked woman in the woods using his binoculars.…
I think the worst crime Timecrimes does (no pun intented) is that it tries too hard to be smart and tries to overwhelm us with information so we won't notice its flaws.
I really like time travel in movies.
And Timecrimes is really not a bad one.
I really enjoyed the idea of the film.
My only problem is that it simply shows us what we had seen before, from another angle.
The difference is, that unlike Rashomon for example, it never changes.
Everytime we see something we saw before, its simply from a different angle, not a different story.
An because of that, we simply follow the same story. This makes it a tad
Also, the main character…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Does exactly what you want a film called 'Timecrimes' to do.
Time travel done right, Vigalondo takes a premise many wouldn't knew what to do with it and manages to breath new life to the sci-fi genre.
I've never understood why everyone is on this movie's dick. Time travel movies rely pretty heavily on it adhering to whatever set of silly rules it creates but this one rather blatantly breaks it with a gaping plot hole very early on.
The whole setup doesn't work because of this yet so many assert this to be the best in time travel cinema clearly ignoring the masterpiece of Time Cop.
An ingeniously plotted time travel thriller that plays by its own rules better than most films that attempt that most difficult of narrative devices.
Ignoring the giant gaping hole in the beginning of story, which would otherwise explain why everything happened the way it did in the first place, this movie was pretty darn clever. Plenty of 'Aha!' moments and overall just a well paced, compelling film with a credible cast.
My only guess is that this was the Spanish inspiration for Steins:Gate. Or that the anime was the inspiration for this movie that was the inspiration for the anime?
Either way, good movie to watch as you sit and try to figure what is going on, then begin to link the events together.
The only flaw I found in the film was the super fast-paced evolution of the main character to his final persona. Out of nowhere made a bunch of 360s from his original personality.
There are some films that we remember mostly for their iconic moments or characters rather than the plot or it's execution. Run Lola Run would have felt incomplete had Franka Potente not dyed her hair flaming red. Indiana Jones would not have been so exciting had they not included that awesome hat and that awesome whip. Timecrimes joins this list of films for the same reasons. It's the characters' persona that captured my fascination the most. I don't think the movie would have worked that well had there not been a bloody bandaged man wearing a black coat and holding a pair of scissors in his hands. It's just awesome and sexy.
But well, that doesn't really mean it's not…
The water-tight time travel plotting is completely sabotaged by having the main character act like the writer’s sock puppet, doing things and coming to conclusions no human being ever would, ever. It’s still a fun watch, but it could have been more!
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