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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…
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.
All I want is a room with a view
A sight worth seeing, a vision of you
All I want is a room with view, oh-oh…
All I want though... Is someone to explain to me WTF just went on there? All those Hectors running around, all hell bent on ending it all for themselves.
I was with it for a while, I was keeping track and then it just unravelled on me towards the finale.
The film looked good, and the costume design of the attacker character was great.
There are two ways to look at this film however, a:) it’s misogynistic or b) it features a sweet rack and loads of unnecessary nudity (as my friend put it…
This review reportedly contains 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…
Timecrimes comes pretty damn close to being the most coherent time travel movie I've seen. It's fucking hard to time travel and keep everything within the bounds of rational. That there were only a few blurry narrative elements makes Timecrimes notable.
Luckily it's also fun. A bumbling Frenchman (who acts about as British as it gets) chases some skirt, finds himself in a timeloop, Oops. You can almost imagine how a boring, uptight British man would handle such a thing. You don't have to imagine because you've got basically the same thing in our Frenchman.
However, Timecrimes suffers from the worst of maladies: being reminiscent of a better movie. Once the actual plot starts being illuminated, Timecrimes ends up feeling…
Stunning film that smoothly and ably to ask questions about continuity and time itself.
I watched the English dub as it was the only free streaming option available, unfortunately. It's not often that I watch a movie that is both brilliant in it's structure and conversely just begging for the MST3K treatment. I'd love to see a remake with a bigger budget and quality actors. Good stuff- definitely worth a watch.
It all seems so familiar. It begins with a man who spots something in the woods, so goes to take a look. The result has him attacked by a mysterious figure, face wrapped in bandages and wielding a pair of scissors. The chase continues on, in slasher film territory.
And then the second act comes around. As things continue on, you realise this is far from your typical slasher film. In fact, Nacho Vigalondo has managed to terrifically blend genres, resulting in the delivery of a deftly handled mindbender helped by an ingenious script.
Surprisingly good! I really enjoyed the third act.
Time paradoxes, just funny
Gets interesting towards the end but turns out to be unnecessarily dull and painfully predictable for the most part. The concept is neat and there were quite a few scenes which managed to add a good amount of the horror vibe but overall it feels a bit underwhelming.
So good. Time travel film that really only evolves a minor furrow of the brow.
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