Time is the currency in a world where people no longer age.
" Niccol's 'In Time': Prescient allegory of urgent timeliness about the current economic woes. "
" A both flawed and fascinating movie, give it this, at the very least: Even at its most far-fetched or thinly plotted, you never feel that "In Time" is wasting a second of yours. "
" In Time is so crammed with provocative ideas it begins to feel over-crowded. "
" In Time owes as much to The Marx-Engels Reader as Bonnie and Clyde. "
" A movie so consistently flat-footed, with pauses between lines of dialogue so vast, that you begin to wonder if the whole thing might be a psychological experiment of some kind. "
" Despite a terrific concept that could make for an Inception for 2011, we get Logan's Run meets Robin Hood. And not the good parts. "
" Niccol, whose excellent 1997 film Gattaca revealed a similar obsession with human genetics, is an above-average filmmaker who may simply lack the daredevil recklessness a project like this requires. "
" Niccol's movie demands a lot of explanation - too much. "
" Niccol's zippy direction, joined to a sleek, rich production design, keeps the movie spinning like a shiny toy. "
" Clever and unsettling. "
" It's a little like Michael Bay's The Island in the way the narrative fails to live up to the promise of its back story. "
" In Time is filled with sly references and obvious puns, as well as sometimes heavy-handed parallels to class warfare. "
" Happily, there are some laughs en route. More happily yet, a few of them are even intentional. "
" 'Ticktock on the clock, but the party don't stop.' So sang that great philosopher of our times Ke$ha, whose words are surely gospel to the ruling classes of Andrew Niccol's innocuous dystopian thriller. "
" A dystopian allegory with much on its mind and all of it wrong. "
" Nothing more than a clumsily executed preach-a-thon. "
" The film is beautifully shot in chilly blues and grays by cinematographer Roger Deakins, and Los Angeles locales are well chosen for futuristic effect. Most of the time, however, I found myself glancing at the clock on my own wrist. "
" Is it worth your time? Only if you have time to kill. "
" Not for one moment does Niccol compromise this serious sci-fi world, and yet he hits all the marks for crowd-pleasing mass entertainment: "In Time" never stops moving. "
" Niccol's major problem is timing: action sequences and dialogue scenes lie flat on the screen, while his tendency to play around with pacing means that any tension quickly dissipates. Life's too short. "
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