In Time (2011)
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|In a future where people stop aging at 25, but are engineered to live only one more year, having the means to buy your way out of the situation is a shot at immortal youth. Here, will salas finds himself accused of murder and on the run with a hostage.|
Editor's NoteWhen scientists unlock the secret to immortality, time becomes the new currency and one desperate man comes under attack from a mysterious group known only as the "Time Keepers." In the not-too-distant future, scientists have discovered a way to turn off the aging gene. As the threat of overpopulation looms over society, money becomes a thing of the past. Now, assets are measured in time; those with the most time also possess the most power. Meanwhile, the lower classes are forced to barter with the new elite if they want to live forever. Suddenly a young commoner stumbles across a treasure chest of time. With the "Time Keepers" in hot pursuit, however, he may never get a chance to use it. Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, and Olivia Wilde star in this sci-fi thriller from writer/director Andrew Niccol (GATTACA, LORD OF WAR).
In Time - DVD Review
By: The Other Chad Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 1/30/2012 11:27 AM
|In Time is another inventive vision of the future by writer/director Andrew Niccol. In 1997 Niccol delivered the intriguing Gattaca, an icy depiction of a society whose population is predetermined entirely by eugenics. While In Time matches the cool tone of the earlier film, its premise is too heavy-handed to be as thought-provoking. As a political and sociological allegory, this movie was seemingly designed with the Occupy movement in mind. Niccol attempts to explore class distinctions in a meaningful way, but his reach unfortunately exceeds his grasp by a long ways. As with Gattaca, our society’s obsession with physical perfection is a running theme. The world of In Time is populated by people who have been genetically engineered to stop physically aging at twenty-five. The catch? Once they hit that age, they only have one year to live unless they can acquire more time....read the full review|
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