A time-traveler meets the woman of his dreams.
" To get to the parts that are un-terrible, you have to suffer through the most idiotic plot developments and ill-defined characters imaginable. "
" You may as well check your cynicism at the door, because Curtis & Co. are going to find a way to trample all over it - adorably. "
" There's a lot of comic and fantasy potential here, but much of it gets squandered. "
" The script is so willy-nilly about the complexities of the issues it introduces that it winds up collapsing. "
" Dragged down by whimsy and sentiment, About Time feels like it weighs a ton. "
" A soap opera of babies, poignant moments, minor crises, and lessons about savouring each day. "
" Perhaps, like me, you find the oeuvre of British writer-director Richard Curtis a bit -- how shall I put it -- twee? "
" A pleasant, gentle comedy about learning to love life; about enjoying every moment, even if you have to play it over twice to get it right. "
" The film takes few of the liberties you'd expect from its genre, and it conforms to an internal logic throughout. "
" For all its glutinous cuteness, damn if "About Time" doesn't sneak up and sock you in the tear ducts. I tried not to fall for it. I failed. "
" With more attention to detail, this could have worked, but the time travel aspects are so badly executed that the movie as a whole falters and eventually rips apart at the seams. "
" Nighy makes it all OK, or mostly. "
" Enjoy the love in your life, and don't squander it: That's all Curtis is selling here, really. "
" For moviegoers who can't fathom any situation worth $10.50 to witness everlasting love, steer clear of "About Time." But the drama offers something for almost everyone else ... "
" Time travel can be a nifty device for stirring and complicating romantic drama. "
" A mostly charming romance, leavened by deft comedy, interesting sidelights (there are a few wonderful jabs at the world of the British theater) and a lovely cast. "
" It's all so perfect and sparkly that Curtis would rather not break the mood with drama or plot. "
" It likely won't top the box office of such previous Curtis enchantments as Love Actually and Four Weddings and a Funeral, but like most soppy encounters, it'll do. "
" By the time you get home from the multiplex, it will be as if the whole thing never happened. "
" Some people will revel in this warm front of innocence; others will reach for their Voltaire. "
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