Reviews: About Time (2013)

about_timeReviews for this film from our members:

  • Mario Alegre @ Primera Hora [Spanish]
  • [New – 3/20/14] | Dragan Antulov @ Croatian [Croatian]
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: …Richard Curtis returns with another of his squishy works, likable actors engaging in weddings and funerals throughout a story that inevitably runs too long approaching a climax that will be in plain view for anyone who’s seen a movie or two.
  • Jim Dixon @
    • Excerpt: This a sweet, thoughtful, even thought-provoking movie about the human condition, and interestingly, for a movie with a fair amount of rainy English weather, it’s remarkably sunny.
  • Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk
    • Excerpt: …its premise, a time-traveling romance set in London, is astoundingly basic even for the genre.
  • Susan Granger @
    • Excerpt: Shamelessly sentimental, this feel-good fantasy fable will tickle your funny bone and tug at your heart.
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: I kept waiting for some moral comeuppance. Some instance where our “hero” would learn that women are not objects to be manipulated, but it never comes.
  • Blake Howard @ Graffiti with Punctuation
    • Excerpt: About Time is writer/director Richard Curtis campaigning the audience to cherish every single second of our fleeting existence. Yes we can.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @
    • Excerpt: Arbitrary and inconsistent rules of time travel in aid of creepy romantic manipulation and temporal stalking. But hey, at least it’s got Bill Nighy!
  • Ben Kendrick @ Screen Rant
    • Excerpt: A charming and captivating character drama – with a few clumsy time-travel ideas.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Unmistakably sweet and joyously life-affirming. At the end of the day, good old-fashioned charm carries it.
  • Oktay Ege Kozak @ Oregon Herald
  • Benjamin Kramer @ The Voracious Filmgoer
    • Excerpt: It has the romance of a cozy rom com, the philosophy of a greeting card, and the sentimentality of a life insurance commercial. But the combination comes together so wonderfully that it won me over all the same.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix
  • Frank Ochieng @ SFcrowsnest
    • Excerpt: Predictably, ‘About Time’ has its saccharine-coated moments along with some bouts of flimsy feel-good pithiness attached. Still, Curtis is the modern-day architect of the affable ‘rom-com’ entries so he astutely injects the right amount of quirky humor, sweetness and magical spunk to mark the serviceable ‘About Time’ a few notches above the limited synthetic romantic time travel tales floating around aimlessly.
  • Jason Pirodsky @
    • Excerpt: All time travel movies have some internal logic issues, but Curtis spells things out for us here in black & white – and then proceeds to trample all over his own arbitrary conditions.
  • Nuno Reis @ Antestreia [Portuguese]
  • Jamie S. Rich @ Oregon Live
    • Excerpt: Curtis grapples with some heavy material, and it’s better than the lighter lead-in, but the weight eventually proves too much. The filmmaker establishes his own logic for his fanciful story, only to violate that same logic repeatedly.
  • Tom Santilli @
    • Excerpt: It just reaches way too far and is a jumble of too many themes and ideas.
  • Amir Siregar @ Flick Magazine [Indonesian]
  • Jose Solis @ StageBuddy
  • Josh Spiegel @ Sound on Sight
    • Excerpt: Even with the science-fiction concept at the story’s core, About Time is, at best, a very cute movie.
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: When this schmaltzy, britally manipulative dramedy finally grinds to a halt, it’s you who’ll probably be saying ‘It’s about time.’

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