In Time

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In the future, time is money … literally. When your biological clock stops at age 25, you are allotted enough for another year; the poor struggle from day to day, while the rich can live forever. That’s the situation poor man Will Salas (Justin Timberlake) finds himself in, until an encounter with a rich man leaves him with years and years to spare. Salas, though, is soon on the run, fleeing with a willing hostage (Amanda Seyfried) and pursued by a “Timekeeper” (Cillian Murphy) who wants to keep order.

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Apparently the future has little swearing, but plenty of violence and sensual activity. The ClearPlayed version of In Time only loses a handful of words, but some scenes of bloody violence are trimmed. Partial nudity and sensual activity are also cut. The resulting film could still be too intense for younger viewers because of the dismal portrait of the future, and the fact that lots of people keel over when their, ahem, time runs out.

Is this movie Time well spent?…

Writer/director Andrew Niccol, the mind behind Gattaca and The Truman Show, has a great handle on science fiction, but In Time never feels fully realized. Interesting concepts are sometimes hindered by cartoonish sequences and silly acting. Nevertheless, a mostly fun romp if you’re in a forgiving mood and have the time.

Marty Nabhan—ClearPlay Clockwatcher

Rated PG-13 for violence, some sexualty and partial nudity, and strong language; 109 min; Directed by Andrew Niccol
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