63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Cheesy and loads of fun.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
There's something light and insubstantial about this movie. It almost floats away as you watch it.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

Clunky adventure story.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Glorious so-bad-it's-good entertainment.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
I felt too much of the movie consisted of groups of characters I didn't care about, running down passageways and fighting off enemies and trying to get back to the present before the window of time slams shut.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

Special kudos go to Walker, for his dead-on impression of a time-traveling 2x4, and the perpetually hysterical O'Connor, who delivers one of the most grating performances in history.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
You'll be checking your watch a lot during Timeline. Though most of the cast is strong and the movie has moments of suspense, ultimately the mystery in this action thriller is so far-fetched it's ludicrous.
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25

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
An instant contender for cult status on the midnight-movie circuit, where lines like "Do we look like quantum wormhole specialists?" will be given the respect they deserve.
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25

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The trouble with the movie is basically everything. It's long, sloppy, and -- to both the quantum-physics ignorant and informed -- steadily implausible, never exciting in either its skill or its ludicrousness.
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10

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Timeline has negative energy to burn. There's even less of it by the end than at the beginning.
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28 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.