(I) (2013)

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80
Empire
More than just a time-travel rom-com, this is a movie that asks you questions and doesn’t sugar-coat as many of the answers as you’d expect. Smart and sweet, funny and genuinely moving. Should probably come with a ‘there’s something in my eye’ warning.
70
Curtis ends up making a virtue out of the narrative’s episodic quality, a tendency that’s been criticized in his previous work; the film, like life, is just one damn thing after another, and that’s really the rather lovely point.
63
Slant Magazine
A surprisingly thoughtful romantic comedy that shirks a great deal of reason and consequence in the name of love.
60
There are just enough laugh-out-loud moments here to excuse the lurches into shameless, tear-jerking sentimentality.
60
About Time is itself a film less directed than quilted: it’s a feathery old patchwork under which you might snuggle at the end of a tiring week.
50
Then Bill Nighy shows up and is awesome and punches you in the heart. It ultimately feels like a cheat, and while there won’t be a dry eye in the house, it won’t be earned.
50
About Time is like a sermon that starts with a few good jokes and ends with tremulous exhortations to live, live.
40
The Guardian
Curtis's heart is in the right place. In fact, it's all over the place – front and centre and backlighting the whole thing with a benevolent glow. But it is hard not to watch this, read the news that it will probably be his last as a director, and look to the future.
40
In a word: Ugh.
25
The Playlist
About Time, inadvertently, reveals itself to be About Men, and how they devise lies in order to create the illusion that all women supposedly want to see.

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