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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!
In my last review of this fantastic timetravel mindbender I tried to unravel the mysteries and the holes of it's plot. By now that is one of my least favourite reviews by myself on here because I think I might have been wrong, I honestly don't know anymore. You can't even comprehend this movie on your first watch and I'm only slowly starting to think I might have a grip on everything going on.
Anyways, "Timecrimes" is a fantastic low budget movie from Spain where a man accidentally travels back in time for one hour and slowly realizes that he is caught up what can only be described as a "Butterfly Effect" series of events. The actors do a fantastic…
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.…
Timecrimes is one of the best time travel movies out there. It's thoughtful, suspenseful, a little creepy and filled with requisite amounts of dread. I was pleased to see this held up on rewatch.
Nacho Vigalondo is one of the most creative directors around today to me, his films are unique, weird, they play with your mind but at the same time really make you think. They twist about your mind and at times you don't know what is going on.
Timecrimes does a brilliant twist on time traveller and is really great with what it does. The set design for the time travel device is brilliant, with the time travel you know of some events that have already happened, well you think you do and then the movie goes and plays with your mind even more. Timecrimes is one the best films about time travel in my opinion, it's very unique, very creative and I hope Nacho Vigalondo carries on making great films like this and lets us see more inside his crazy mind. Because so far I've loved everything that I've seen of his.
Without doubt the best movie I ever saw of time travel.
Surprises until the last minute, I was quite curious to see the rest of the work by Nacho Vigalondo...
Primer for dummies.
Ingenious time travel thriller that's sure to keep me pondering for weeks.
I wrote a review an hour ago that was dense with spoilers because I needed to go through the plot and the logic point-by-point. For those who haven't seen, I recommend it, especially those interested in clever sci-fi and time travel movies. So please, find a copy and watch it, read nothing else to spoil what happens, and meet me back here an hour ago to read my in-depth review.
Perhaps it's greatest accomplishment is that it never lets you have a chance to question the mechanics of it's particular brand of time travel. Rather than questioning its logic throughout the film, it keeps you focused on what's going to happen next. Every twist and turn whether you see it coming or not is consistently satisfying. It might be the most fun time travel movie ever made!
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