• Released
  • November 8, 2013
  • (Limited; Opens Wide 11/8)
  • R , 2 hr 4 min
  • Romantic Comedy
    Sci-Fi Comedy
85

NPR

About Time is ... about time: It asks us to reflect on how we all use that resource, how the hours and minutes that make up a day or a life align with our intentions and values.
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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.
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75

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
For all its glutinous cuteness, damn if About Time doesn’t sneak up and sock you in the tear ducts. I tried not to fall for it. I failed.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
The self-consciousness that made the director's "Love Actually" a love-it-or-hate-it film is dialed way down. About Time is more of a love-it-or-like-it proposition.
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75

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
A most romantic way to spend your time at the movies this fall, a “date picture” about do over dates that works, this time around.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Enjoy the love in your life, and don't squander it: That's all Curtis is selling here, really. With Gleeson and McAdams at the forefront, About Time has a beguiling pair of rom-com miracle workers helping him close the sale.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
What results is amusing, gently entertaining and might induce a tear or two.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Gleeson and McAdams make a touching, lifelike couple, but by the time the movie starts telling us to live each day as if we were going back and doing it all over again, you may feel Curtis has mistaken hokum for wisdom.
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70

The Dissolve

By Genevieve Koski
That messy sprawl makes for a messy film full of highs and lows, triumphs and regrets... But those willing—or eager—to indulge About Time’s schmaltziest moments are rewarded with hits of pure, uncut joy and sorrow.
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70

Variety

By Leslie Felperin
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.
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55 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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