• Released
  • August 14, 2009
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 47 min
  • Drama
    Romance
  • 804 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A time-traveler (Eric Bana) repeatedly moves in and out of his true love's (Rachel McAdams) life.

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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It would really help to get into the right frame of mind before seeing The Time Traveler's Wife, because viewed from some angles - maybe...
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
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...
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
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...
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
German-born director Robert Schwentke ("Flightplan") keep things moving briskly enough so that the leaps in time mostly obscure the leaps in...
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A syrupy and extraordinarily ridiculous adaptation.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A slog rather than the sweeping romance it aspires to be.
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40

Wall Street Journal

The movie moves at such an agonizingly stately pace that by the end, side effects be damned, Henry's time-traveling gene starts to look...
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NPR

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McAdams glows, as always, but Bana looks drained: I guess all that time-shifting leaves its mark on the complexion as well as the soul.
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
I'd watch the vibrant Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana in anything, but The Time Traveler's Wife is pushing it.
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20

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The cozy sentimentality in The Time Traveler's Wife is the only thing that grounds it. Mostly it's just featherheaded.
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Rated PG-13 | For thematic elements, brief disturbing images, nudity and sexuality
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 15+ Tearjerker is too gloomy for tweens and younger teens.
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