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[critical] Time Out

Welcome to a world where time has replaced money. Genetically modified, men do age more after 25 years. But from this age, it is necessary to “earn” the time to stay alive. While the rich, young and handsome for eternity, accumulate the time by tens of years, other beg, steal and borrow the few hours that will allow them to escape death. A man, wrongly accused of murder, flees with a hostage who was to become her ally. More than ever, every minute counts.

Author’s Note

[rating:7/10]

Release Date : November 23, 2011

Directed by Andrew Niccol

Film american

With Amanda Seyfried, Justin Timberlake, Cillian Murphy

Duration : 1h41min

Original title : In Time

Trailer :

Expert in what is called the cinema of anticipation, Andrew Niccol returns with a new project, which is reminiscent of the magnetic Welcome to Gattaca. Imagine a world where we never know if we will be alive at the end of the day. Imagine a world in which time has replaced all forms of currency, a world where everyone works to survive, a world where people no longer age after 25 years of age. Welcome to Time Out. It will need to be the sort to appreciate to its fair value, an imaginative film entertaining, but does not have the force of his elders.

Public criticism of a society endure due to social inequalities, Time Out operates wonderfully its shape to treat skillfully the background. The dialogues adapt wisely to the importance of the time in this society, demarcated by “toll the time”, the judgment of the old age to 25 years old-gives-birth-to sequences are very imaginative (the presentation of the family Weis will remain memorable) and thinking this crazy immortality proper to Man is, the more beautiful. In fact, Niccol has managed to transform a concept darwinian (evolution of species) in a pursuit race against the clock through a couple unexpected because socially opposite, which borrows with intelligence to their designs as Robin hood, The Rich And The Poor or Bonnie And Clyde, with which it has many points in common. Add to that a photograph relevant and Time Out appears as a beautiful success.

It will need to be the sort to appreciate to its fair value, an imaginative film entertaining, but does not have the force of his elders.

Unfortunately it is on the side of the pace and action than Time Out’s shows its limits. Rather stingy in dramatic images, Andrew Niccol never seems to really know on which foot to dance. Make an independent film and therefore close the doors of many entrances into rooms or make a mainstream film leaves to water down the message ? This is the real question about this film. Where a film like Welcome to Gattaca was a successful gamble to have this little side avant-garde and intimate while being understandable to the greatest number, Time Out is lost in this black and white clean to the american blockbusters. And the cast is in the image of this observation. The heads of the posters have clearly been put forward thanks to their plastic and their popularity (although I readily concede that Justin Timberlake does not have to fade of its delivery) and the second knives (Cillian Murphy and Vincent Kartheiser)will appear as a very smart choice. The very few dynamic scenes miss the mark with visual effects and disappointing (the pursuit race soft will end up in an accident with the strings more than huge). It is here that one feels the pressure of producers who without doubt pushed Andrew Niccol to incorporate the action in a film that had no need for one.

In the end, it will need to be the sort to appreciate to its fair value, an imaginative film entertaining, but does not have the force of his elders.

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