Reviewed Mar 16, 2012
Naz Hamid’s review:
An odd little film, this In Time is. The premise is interesting — a Gattaca-ian future, where the currency is time. The MacGuffin in this film — this so-called Time and the genetic modification of people so that they're always chasing it — is never fully explained.
And without the explanation, the film feels like a stylistic Matrix-a-like film that draws its inspiration from those that came before it.
It's choppy — the film jumps from scene to scene like a pastiche of music video cuts. No one ever feels like they're in the film. The sets, even with crowds, feel empty. Quiet. But not in a sinister way, just an LA (where they filmed most of it) sort of hollowness. A fake-ness.