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75
The book is richer, but this is a solid, endearing telling of the same essential story, and is well worth the price of admission for those who appreciate romantic fantasy.
75
Miami Herald
The movie is slightly more sappy, and the characters are necessarily less fleshed out than they are in Audrey Niffenegger's dazzling novel, but neither shortcoming detracts from the film's appeal.
70
Variety
May not make a lick of sense, but it does make for fairly irresistible nonsense.
67
Bana and McAdams are sweet together, with matching dimples and starry eyes, and we grow eager to see them remain in the same place. In the end, that's all there is to the movie, really. It's a time-travel fantasy in search of a cozy love seat.
63
The warmth of the actors makes it surprisingly tender, considering the premise that is blatantly absurd. If you allow yourself to think for one moment of the paradoxes, contradictions and logical difficulties involved, you will be lost. The movie supports no objective thought.
63
At its best, The Time Traveler’s Wife does suggest the preciousness of a life that’s too often beyond our control. At its worst, it’s more than a little nuts.
60
German-born director Robert Schwentke ("Flightplan") keep things moving briskly enough so that the leaps in time mostly obscure the leaps in logic.
50
Baltimore Sun
It might be a solid hook if we thought their love was grand. Instead, it's kind of creepy.
50
A syrupy and extraordinarily ridiculous adaptation.
40
Village Voice
Will disappoint anyone looking for transport from a movie--being a time traveler's wife, it turns out, is mostly a drag.

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