The Time Traveler's Wife 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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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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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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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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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A syrupy and extraordinarily ridiculous adaptation.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A slog rather than the sweeping romance it aspires to be.
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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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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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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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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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THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE - goes places!!! Rating: 90 out of 100. (Based on advance VIP press preview)

TTTW'S(superbly directed by Robert Schwentke, and competently screenwritten by Jeremy Leven and Bruce Joel Rubin) is a 1hr 48min movie-adaptation of Audrey Niffenegger's 2003 novel bearing the same...

The Time Traveler's Wife

By gldlks219
I saw it today. I really liked it. Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana were both very good. I never read the book, so I don't know how true to it the movie was, but I really liked the story. I'm curious...

“THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE” – It’s Not easy dealing with Unexpected Visits (& Departures)! = Rating: 7.5 of 10 stars.

By jimchudnow
This was a difficult concept to bring off successfully, but they got it done (& did a bunch of filming in CHICAGO). ERIC BANA plays Henry, the boy & man who keeps flitting back & forth in time. He...

i soooo wanted to LOVE this movie

By yelzalot
I waited years for this movie to come out... YEARS! And as much as I wanted to LOVE it, I was sort of let down. :( I'm a HUGE fan of the book, so of course I had high expectations. I know that movies...

I can not wait to see this movie!

By StephanieMarie1992
The book is amazing.. I'm sure the movie will be great! I can not wait to see this movie :)...

Good movie about true love

By FloridaMom48
Yes I read the book and, no, the movie does not live up to the book. It irks me to no end when people complain that a movie does not have every scene or thought found in the book. Unless you want...

Just saw the film

By SoCal_
I read the book several years ago. My wife has not. I have been looking forward to seeing the film even though I'm usually disappointed when I have read the book first. This was not the case with...


By blooknight
So someone reads Kurt Vonnegut’s classic story Slaughterhouse Five and when he thinks no one is looking he rewrites it with a few embellishments and then everyone forgets the plagiarism part and they...

Time Traveler's Disappoints

By iluvchickflicks5683
DO NOT go see this movie if you have read the book. I was sooo horribly disappointed when I walked out of the fact I was pretty mad. The book was amazing and is definitely probably by far...


By tdjesus
I am not someone who is hard on movies. I like a lot of chick flicks. This movie was terrible on every level. My wife agrees. I didn't get it at all. It was just weird. I felt it completely lacked...

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Rated PG-13 | For thematic elements, brief disturbing images, nudity and sexuality
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