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Movie Review: In Time

Time IS Money. Literally.

In an era where most Hollywood movies are a sequel of an adaptation of a remake - it's silly, I know. Haha - it's pretty refreshing to know that there are still great minds in the industry that can give something new to look at, and yes, something else to hold my imagination.

The premise of In Time was VERY interesting and, honestly, wasn't too ridiculous for me to question it's believability. The social commentary was also very relevant, but somehow the story lost the nuances and complexities it had as the film seemed to be like one long car chase instead. It didn't delve much into the whole concept, which to me had so much potential.

But aside from that wasted potential of a premise - and probably some poorly written lines and occasional bad delivery from a few actors - this film was better than I initially thought it would be. The pacing worked well, the tone, though inconsistent, was pretty good, and there was tension the never died. Plus, the accompanying action to this movie was decent - nothing too impressive, but good enough.

The film also looked quite stunning. It was stylishly made and some of the set pieces were incredible. They were able to differentiate the look of the society of the "rich" and the "poor", which was quite nice.  The cinematography was also beautiful.

As for the actors, I thought everyone did a decent job. Justin Timberlake was an unlikely action hero, but he pulled it off looking earnest, dangerous and adorable. There was actually something effortlessly engaging about his portrayal. No, his take on the role was inconsistent and I wouldn't say he's exactly an amazing actor, but he worked it out. Amanda Seyfried was, as usual, quite stunning and I thought she was good. Again, not the best work I've seen of her, but she got the job done. The supporting actors were also quite good especially Cillian Murphy.

In Time was, arguably, a thoroughly engaging and an unexpectedly solid piece of entertainment. It's not the best movie I've seen EVER and obviously not a flawless film, but I'm shocked at just how much I enjoyed this. Go figure!

Movie Review: In Time Reviewed by DAM on 4:58 PM Rating: 5

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