In the future aging will stop at 25. Time is currency and can be traded at will, allowing the rich to live forever. It is also the focus of crime, enforced by the Time Keepers. When Will inherits a decade of time from a suspected murder victim the Time Keepers hunt him down as a suspect.
Justin Timberlake (Will), Amanda Seyfried (Sylvia), Cillian Murphy (Raymond), Shyloh Oostwald (Maya), Johnny Galecki (Borel), Olivia Wilde (Rachel), Michael Freeman (Nardin), Jesse Soffer (Webb), Aaron Perilo (Bell).
In Time begins with some good background and provides a nice understanding of how time works, and how mortality will play a huge role in the film. Once Will comes into possession of a large amount of time the plot really takes off, expressing a somewhat subtle concept that time is simply a tool for economic and population control. While the finish is good, it lacked the impact the film deserved.
Acting from Timberlake was surprisingly good, with nice delivery and timing throughout. Seyfried was interesting, feeling distant and almost plastic at times yet presenting good emotion at other points. Murphy was another interesting addition who felt almost surreal most of the time. The remainder of the supporting cast was solid and did well.
Camera work, sets, and backgrounds were nicely done lending a solid, authentic feel to the film. Effects were also well done adding to the story without overtaking the film. Dialogue was good and moved the story along nicely. Sound and soundtrack were decent though not overly exciting.
Overall In Time takes an interesting look at the role time could play in society and how our values could change were we to value time differently. Action Adventure and Sci-Fi fans will likely enjoy this one quite a bit.
With substantial violence, some partial nudity and sexuality, along with some foul language this should be fine for teens and above.
In Time is no longer showing in any Littleton Colorado movie theatres.
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Star rating: 4 out of 5
copyright ©2012 Dave
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