Adventurers (Paul Walker, Frances O'Connor, Gerard Butler) travel back to 14th-century France to save a professor caught in the middle of a war.
" It looks like cheesy '60s television, with paper-thin characters and crummy special effects that wouldn't even have made it in the last season of Star Trek. "
" The direction by Richard Donner ... is usually a beat or two off, and the dialogue seems clumsily ad-libbed. "
" Suggests a particularly wretched episode of Star Trek tricked out with fancy fireworks and weighed down with a score that grinds away like a cement mixer. "
" This big-budget adventure is based on a recent Michael Crichton thriller, though its premise is too stale to instill the sense of wonder critical to great sci-fi. "
" Resembles a Star Trek episode by way of Scooby-Doo. "
" It's like Back to the Future without the laughs. "
" This is not just a 'B-movie' -- it's a B-movie that fails to entertain on any level. "
" An instant contender for cult status on the midnight-movie circuit, where lines like 'Do we look like quantum wormhole specialists?' will be given the respect they deserve. "
" C'est la 'B'! Timeline is crudely written, haphazardly acted, and improbably fun. "
" Where are the Knights Who Say 'Ni!' when we need them? "
" Bad history. Bad science. Bad acting. Bad movie. "
" This dunderheaded mix of sci-fi and medieval skull-bashing should have been called Monty Python and the Holey Time Machine. "
" Time travels, but it sure doesn't fly by in this debacle. "
" A goofy, curious entertainment -- something of a guilty pleasure, a film that invites you to jeer and laugh in equal measure. "
" Lacking both will and budget, the filmmakers have done the honorable thing and given us a sweetly stupid, mercifully brisk bad movie. "
" Curiously lacking in energy, which may be the result of an obviously cut-rate production budget that skimps on the sci-fi sizzle. "
" This Dude, Where's My Sword-time travel mess is funnier than a good many intentional comedies. "
" Plays out like a 1950s B-movie with a fat special-effects budget. "
" Yet another case of making time travel a messy ordeal rather than a load of fun, Timeline lacks the consistent tone, pace and point of view for either a science fiction thriller or medieval war adventure. "
" An accidental comedy trapped in sci-fi/action garb, like those actors swathed in their medieval tunics, stumbling and lurching along. "
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