In Time (2011)

Director: Andrew Niccol

Writer: Andrew Niccol

Starring: Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Cillian Murphy, Shyloh Oostwald, Johnny Galecki, Colin Mcgurk, Olivia Wilde, Matt Bomer,


Story In the not too distant future aging stops at 25 years. Once you hit 25 years old you are given one more year all the rest you have to earn. Our hero Will (Timberlake) works daily too earns enough money for himself and his mother Rachel (Wilde) to get by. One day after work Will goes for a casual drink with his friend Borel (Galecki), Will ends up saving Henry Hamilton (Bomer) who has a century of time clocked up.


The morning after Will wakes up to find Henry gone and that he know has all his time. Looking out the window he see Henry, as his time is about to run out. That evening Will is due to meet his mother only to miss that chance and his mothers time runs out. Unhappy with what happens Will goes to the rich part of town where he meets Sylvia (Seyfried) daughter of one of the wealthily men alive, even after Raymond (Murphy) comes to arrest Will for stealing time Sylvia is still interested in helping Will. Will and Sylvia escape from the police and go on a Bonnie and Clyde like journey of stealing time from the rich and giving it too the poor.


Verdict This sci-fi action thriller is filled with everything from car chases to a forbidden love. The way the rich have life easy compared to the people that make the basic things tick is a good comparison to real life. The whole stop aging at 25 is a good way to get a younger cast of good-looking stars, Timberlake, Seyfried, Wilde. Have Olivia Wilde playing Justin Timberlake mum is clever way of using this. Most fans of the sci-fi genre will enjoy this movie.


Story Mark 8/10 Good story with comparisons to real life


Action Mark 8/10 Solid but basic action scenes more into the avoiding conflict than causing it.


Character Development Mark 8/10 Learning about Will is done well, a little more on Sylvia and Raymond would have been nice touch.


Romantic Chemistry Mark 9/10 Will and Sylvia have a spark that drives their actions.


Star Performances Justin Timberlake looks like he has been acting for years.


Favourite Character Raymond old fashion cop in a modern environment.


Least Favourite Character Borel gets given time but wastes it.


Best Part Couple of time running out chase scenes


Worst Part It is basically Bonnie and Clyde in the sci-fi genre


Fun Trivia Even thought Olivia Wilde plays Justin Timberlake’s mum he is actually three years older than her.


My Rating 84%

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