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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!
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.…
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 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…
Un regalo para los que tenemos fe en el cine español de Ciencia Ficción-Terror. Abarca bien el tema de los viajes en el tiempo, consiguiendo crear esa atmósfera de intriga y tensión.
No le daría las 5 estrellas, creo que a Vigalondo aun le falta mucho que explorar en el mundo cinematográfico, pero por su originalidad y valentía se merece mínimo 2.
Interesante y con poco presupuesto. Una película que, sumada a sus cortos, le han convertido en cineasta a Vigalondo. Miniviajes en el tiempo. Un guión interesante.
Watched an NTSC DVD copy of this one - great time travel film! Probably the most logical, clean, thoroughly laid out time travel film I've seen in a while.
Interesting story about time traveling. But kinda predictable.
Está todo dicho sobre ella; pero en este último revisionado me quedo con la idea de que además de una película de viajes en el tiempo es una película de superación. Eso de que uno es su peor enemigo, de que si te vieras desde lejos los problemas te parerían menos importantes, de ver a tu yo del pasado y pensar que aunque ahora las esté pasando putas, es necesario para lo que vendrá después. Eso tan de libro de autoayuda, pero que aquí está contado de una manera finísima, todo adornado con bucles temporales, momias rosas, tijeras y canciones de Blondie infinitas.
TimeCrimes was a great film.
The film is a very comfortable watch and is a film best to go into without knowing a single detail. As a result I found myself watching an enjoyable and unpredictable and original film and I really enjoyed myself watching. Each new twist made me smile as I watched the film.
It is unfortunately only a film I feel I will enjoy once. However it is a solid film and well worth going into just for the adventure of it.
Inteligente y creativa.
Creí que sucedían otras cosas pero mi memoria parece haber reemplazado la conclusión de la película con un híbrido de los Héctores.
Es como un rompecabezas o una adivinanza hecha película.
Sublime el efecto de acecho que crean cuando narran por Walkie Talkie la persecución.
El Héctor que vemos entonces es ¿Héctor 4? (aunque se refiera a
si mismo como Héctor 3)
Buen concepto y construcción de las situaciones, un Karra Ejalde magnífico PERO sigo insistiendo en la complejidad de hacer películas sobre paradojas temporales. En este caso, ¿cual es el detonante? Se intenta explicar que la causa es la propia activación de la máquina pero eso no provoca que nadie se introduzca dentro. No sé, por lo demás no está mal.
Clever and carefully constructed, this movie is fun to puzzle your way through, but once you do there's not much else to focus on. It's a lightweight thriller, but a decently effective one.
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