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In Time – Review

clip_image002In Time (12a)

Reviewed by Rachel Geeson

Score: 4/5

In Time is a science fiction thriller film with many scenes of fast paced action. The film stars Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Cillian Murphy, Olivia Wilde and Alex Pettyfer. The film, written and directed by Andrew Niccol, was released on October 28, 2011.

Justin Timberlake has done it again. He is becoming a very talented actor. Over the past two years he’s appeared in Friends with Benefits and The Social Network which have both been popular with the public audience.

Amanda Seyfried also played a good character in this action sci-fi film as she befriends Justin’s character. The genre of this film is different to the actresses’ previous films including Red Riding Hood (2011), Letter to Juliet (2010) and Dear John (2010).

In Time is set in the year 2161. Scientists have unlocked the secret of immortality where humans beings are engineered to live until age 25. Once they cross that marker time their time is treated as currency and people must acquire more time through labour and commercial means. Their amount of living time left is embedded on their arms like a wristwatch, when that clock reaches 13 zeros (0000:00:0:00:00:00) they will die instantly. Will Sales a young commoner stumbles across a treasure chest of time. With a mysterious group “Time Keepers”, in hot pursuit, however, he may never get a chance to use it.

In Time is one of those movies that is fun to watch. The plot of this sci-fi flick has a Robin Hood type theme. It is filled with plenty of action and drama to keep you engaged. The two main characters were easy to connect with and it was fun to cheer for them. The film keeps you on the edge of your seats for most of its duration.

The story takes on the issue of time and what would you do if you had all the time in the world. Or on the other side of the coin what would you do with only a day on the clock? If everything you did was based on gaining and losing minutes of your life how would you survive and would you even want to live forever?


The picture itself is beautifully shot with vivid blues and shades of grey throughout that give the film a very futuristic feel. Amanda looked stunning in her high class outfits and kept the futuristic theme.

I would recommend this film to both men and women, especially for the ladies that will love to watch some of the eye candy.

Check it out at the Dorchester Plaza Cinema.

Categories: Film Reviews
  1. November 16, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    I wrote a review of this too, I have a rather similar blog over at thecinegeek.wordpress.com 🙂

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