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In Time (2011)

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In a future where people stop aging at 25, but are engineered to live only one more year, having the means to buy your way out of the situation is a shot at immortal youth. Here, Will Salas finds himself accused of murder and on the run with a hostage - a connection that becomes an important part of the way against the system.

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Andrew Niccol

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Andrew Niccol
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Justin Timberlake ... Will Salas
Olivia Wilde ... Rachel Salas
Shyloh Oostwald ... Maya
Johnny Galecki ... Borel
Colin McGurk ... Citizen
Will Harris ... Ulysse
Michael William Freeman ... Nardin
Jesse Lee Soffer ... Webb
Aaron Perilo ... Bell
Nick Lashaway ... Ekman
Will Peltz ... Pierre
Ray Santiago ... Victa
Matt Bomer ... Henry Hamilton
Zuleyka Silver ... Pasha
Laura Ashley Samuels ... Sagita
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Storyline

Welcome to a world where time has become the ultimate currency. You stop aging at 25, but there's a catch: you're genetically-engineered to live only one more year, unless you can buy your way out of it. The rich "earn" decades at a time (remaining at age 25), becoming essentially immortal, while the rest beg, borrow or steal enough hours to make it through the day. When a man from the wrong side of the tracks is falsely accused of murder, he is forced to go on the run with a beautiful hostage. Living minute to minute, the duo's love becomes a powerful tool in their war against the system. Written by Twentieth Century Fox

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Tomorrow is a luxury you can't afford. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, some sexualty and partial nudity, and strong language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I'm.mortal See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,050,368, 30 October 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$37,520,095

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$173,930,596
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Will Salas was born in 2141. See more »

Goofs

At the start of the film, the character Will Salas is seen getting out of bed and his time clock is on the left arm. Shortly after, he is seen looking through a window and when he turns to walk away, his time clock is on his right arm, switching back to the left arm after this scene. The scene showing him turn away from the window is filmed in a mirror and therefore correctly reflects his left arm with the clock. See more »

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Will Salas: I don't have time. I don't have time to worry about how it happened. It is what it is. We're genetically engineered to stop aging at 25. The trouble is, we live only one more year, unless we can get more time. Time is now the currency. We earn it and spend it. The rich can live forever. And the rest of us? I just want to wake up with more time on my hand than hours in the day.
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References Logan's Run (1976) See more »

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Escalator
Written by Tony Dimito (as Tony Di Mito) and Ami Bet Ariel Margoles
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Time is wasting and you may want your time back at the end of the film
30 October 2011 | by skepsciSee all my reviews

I'll start straight off the cuff. Niccol is one of my favourite writer/directors. In fact, one of my favourite films is Gattaca, which has been so under-rated over the years since its release. To me he's been a great Sci-Fi writer, so going into this I was hopeful of something of quality.

Alas, "In Time" is not for the true Sci-Fi thinker. It paints a world in which time is money. That isn't that new an idea, but Niccols does succeed in pushing the metaphor as a commodity. Those with time are rich, those without time are poor. It's a simplistic analogy. As with Niccol's other films, the cinematography is beautiful. The best actors in the film aren't the main characters, rather Cillian Murphy, Vincent Kartheiser and (surprisingly) Alex Pettyfer present more interesting characters. They all shine, especially Murphy. The film seems like one long car chase, when what you actually want to delve into are the complexities - the debates between the characters themselves over the issues of the world they live in. Not a single clever conversation happens between anyone. Murphy is a great actor and I would have been interested to see the debate about right and wrong become greyed through some thinking. Life is not black and white. The film ending is unrealistic and I wonder if this was the ending envisioned by Niccol or the ending the producers wanted to boost sales.

Sadly this film could have been a great deal more. It had a good topic. It had some great actors, yet it failed because the story lost the nuances and complexities to meet the lowest common denominator, rather than raising questions or making the viewer think critically. See it, but be prepared to be disappointed. It isn't subtle.


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