Movies that are slightly off.
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…
Talking about Timecrimes without even thinking of talking about it first so that I can talk about it later might bring some serious consequences.
Well that was cool, inventive, and moody!
I can't believe I've never heard of this before.
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…
Not a horror film in the truest sense, although its poster deceives into thinking that it might be one, Timecrimes (also called Los Cronocrímenes) is one of the most intelligent, thoughtful & economical sci-fi thrillers of the past decade or so which doesn't allow the limitations imposed by its modest budget to hinder the vision, potential & creativity of its filmmaker.
Set in the Spanish countryside, Timecrimes tells the story of a middle-aged man who, after seeing a young girl undressing in the woods, follows her but is soon attacked by a scissor-wielding man with a pink bandage covering his face. Fleeing from this mysterious attacker, he breaks into a science facility where an unforeseen incident sets in motion a chain of…
Wow. Did not expect that. Real good. See what you can do with bugger all money. It wasnt even in english and was still way better than most Hollywood blockbuster shite.
Wickedly clever and inventive. I can't wait to watch it again.
time loop movies are the worst.
At the core of all good drama is creative problem solving. Provided you have a solid foundation with your plot, the joy of movie going is watching characters figure stuff out. Time travel movies are nothing but problem solving, and because of the paradoxical nature of the predicament the characters are in, it can be exhilarating or infuriating to watch. Timecrimes is both in equal measure. It’s also freaking brilliant. Our protagonist finds a time machine, but not before a 2nd iteration of our protagonist, who has already found the time machine hours earlier, tries to stop him. But of course, before any of that happens, there’s a 3rd iteration that has his own devious plans... Make sure you have a whiteboard handy for this one...
This story made my brain hurt!
Familiar territory but great execution.
Los viajes en el tiempo son mi debilidad, está bien, lo admito. Pero esto es otro rollo.
Vigalondo crea de una forma bastante sencilla (todo lo sencilla que puede ser una trama que altera el espacio-tiempo) un bucle temporal en donde lo que va a pasar es la causa de lo que está pasando y esta a su vez de lo que ya ha pasado. Y todo encaja a la perfección y... vaya, que ya estáis tardando en verla.
Interesante thriller palomitero.
Timecrimes nos presenta un caso típico, sin mucha innovación o elementos creativos, pero bien llevado y realizado.
Es una historia simple, con la complejidad de tiempo(si fuera compleja y mas el tiempo nos volaría la cabeza) que no muestra un gran mensaje, capas de profundidad o interpretación alguna pero que gracias a un buen uso de giros en el argumento se mantiene entretenida, interesante e intrigante.Tiene sus detalles pero se deja ver muy fácil.
No es la gran cosa pero es buena.
(Working on organizing it by similar aesthetic.)
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