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      The Time Machine

      PG-13 Released Mar 8, 2002 1h 36m Sci-Fi Action Adventure Fantasy List
      28% Tomatometer 156 Reviews 37% Audience Score 100,000+ Ratings Scientist and inventor Alexander Hartdegen (Guy Pearce) is determined to prove that time travel is possible. His determination is turned to desperation by a personal tragedy that now drives him to want to change the past. Testing his theories with a time machine of his own invention, Hartdegen is hurtled 800,000 years into the future, where he discovers that mankind has divided into the hunter ... and the hunted. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      This Machine has all the razzle-dazzles of modern special effects, but the movie takes a turn for the worst when it switches from a story about lost love to a confusing action-thriller.

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      Nell Minow Common Sense Media A good movie based on H.G. Wells' classic novel. Rated: 4/5 Dec 29, 2010 Full Review Todd McCarthy Variety Although it gets off to a decent start, this "Time Machine" breaks down when it gets to the distant future, which in this case isn't a good place to be stranded. Mar 27, 2009 Full Review Empire Magazine Rated: 3/5 Dec 30, 2006 Full Review Keith Garlington Keith & the Movies An underappreciated movie anchored by a fine lead performance by Guy Pearce. Rated: 4.5/5 Aug 26, 2022 Full Review Kevin Carr Fat Guys at the Movies While I appreciate the ambition... all it made me do is want to watch the one from 1960. Rated: 2/4 Jun 26, 2021 Full Review Mike Massie Gone With The Twins Many things have changed from both the famous source material and the 1960 feature by George Pal that simply aren't as amusing. Rated: 3/10 Nov 9, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Kenneth P This could have been and interesting movie except for some of the horrible and acting and weird storyline. I think the original movie was far better and stuck to H.G. Wells book as written. Check out the original with Rod Taylor and enjoy a much better movie. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 06/11/24 Full Review Doak P It's like they took the worst parts of Avatar and LOTR, added some of the visuals from the 1960 version and a few cheesy references to other sci-fi authors, and then wrote a bad script. Simple, inane dialogue that was made for translation and little else. Read the book. That's worth your time. This is not. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 04/16/24 Full Review Jelisije J An absolute hidden gem of a film with great actors with a decent story. I absolutely don't understand the low score for this movie. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/03/24 Full Review Antihrist P One of the all time classics. This movie can expand horizons of a young mind, but falls flat for older audience. If you watch it in your teens, it will forever be engraved in your mind. I still get goosebumps each time I hear its main track. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 11/08/23 Full Review Jan C One of my favorite movies of all times. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/08/23 Full Review Steve D Far too Planet of the Apes for its own good. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 09/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Scientist and inventor Alexander Hartdegen (Guy Pearce) is determined to prove that time travel is possible. His determination is turned to desperation by a personal tragedy that now drives him to want to change the past. Testing his theories with a time machine of his own invention, Hartdegen is hurtled 800,000 years into the future, where he discovers that mankind has divided into the hunter ... and the hunted.
      Director
      Simon Wells
      Producer
      Walter F. Parkes, David Valdes
      Screenwriter
      John Logan
      Distributor
      DreamWorks SKG, Warner Bros. Pictures
      Production Co
      Warner Brothers, DreamWorks Pictures
      Rating
      PG-13 (Intense Action Violence)
      Genre
      Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 8, 2002, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 21, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $56.7M
      Runtime
      1h 36m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby SR, DTS, Dolby Stereo, Surround, SDDS, Dolby A, Dolby Digital
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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