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In Time Movie Review ( Andrew Niccol and 20th Century Fox )

Updated on February 17, 2012

I recently had the chance to see the new action-thriller, In Time. This In Time movie review is my impression of Andrew Niccol's latest film.

'In Time' Movie Review

This flawed yet intriguing film paints a picture of a dystopian future, where 'time is money' - literally.

On premise alone, Andrew Niccol's new movie, In Time, stands as a unique and exciting story.

The movie has received some harsh criticism. Much of which is undue, in my opinion.

I believe much of the disappointment stems from higher expectations from director Andrew Niccols, having previously directed such brain teasers as The Truman Show.

I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, although the premise had more potential than the film actually exhibited.

In Time is a fast paced, futuristic action-thriller that gets right into the action and intrigue from the start.

There is a romance thrown in there too, although the pace of the move made the character development feel rushed at times.

In the distant future, time is money in a very literal sense. Humans stop aging at 25, and are engineered to live only one more year, unless they have the means to earn or inherit more time.

Consequently, time has become a fiercely sought after commodity. While the rich earn decades at a time, the poor often borrow, beg, and steal time just to make it through another day.

After inheriting a great deal of time from a man who wanted to die, Will Salas (played by Justin Timberlake) becomes the prime suspect in a "murder" case.

Wanted and on the run, Will and his beautiful hostage, Sylvia Weis (played by Amanda Seyfried), must work together to bring down a system that oppresses many for the benefit of few.

In Time Movie Trailer

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Production Notes

Written and directed by: Andrew Niccol

Starring: Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, and Cillian Murphy

Producers: Eric Newman and Mark Abraham

Production: New Regency and Strike Entertainment

Distributed by: 20th Century Fox

Cast: Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Cillian Murphy, Olivia Wilde, Vincent Kartheiser, Matt Bomer, Johnny Galecki, Collins Pennie, Toby Hemingway, Brendan Miller, Yaya DaCosta, Alex Pettyfer

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    • blondepoet profile image

      blondepoet 5 years ago from australia

      I'm looking forward to seeing it. As long as I have a big bucket of popcorn I will be in bliss.

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      Chris Kross 5 years ago from Dallas, TX


      I'm glad you liked it. I certainly understand being too busy as well.

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      Steven Escareno 5 years ago

      Pretty good review. I do apologize for not responding back to your comment, or reading this hub sooner, as I've just been kind of busy these past few weeks with the holidays and all. However, it does seem like you've written a pretty good review on this movie.

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      Chris Kross 5 years ago from Dallas, TX

      I thought is was good too. Not only because of the concept of the movie, but also for the ethical questions it raises.

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      DeviousOne 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      I thought it was a pretty good movie. If people think about the concept and apply the concept of time, employment and life to their own individual lives in the real world, then I believe it's a priceless movie. There were some faults, but in my opinion, the concept was portrayed in a well established manner.