The Time Machine (2002)

The Time Machine (2002)
The Time Machine (2002)
  • PG-13
  • 1h 36m
  • 2002
Rotten29%
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In this updated adaptation of H.G. Wells' classic novel, a scientist in 1880s Victorian England builds a vehicle to transport him through time. He first travels to 1917 and the horror of World War I. Next, he sets his destination for 1940 and the start of World War II. From there he travels to a future London when he barely escapes nuclear holocaust. Finally, he sets his destination for the year 802,701 C.E., when he meets an innocent race of people living in an idyllic land ... but this future may be the most dangerous of all his journeys in The Time Machine.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten29%
Critics Consensus: This Machine has all the razzle-dazzles of modern special effects, but the movie takes a turn for the worst when it switches from a story about lost love to a confusing action-thriller.
Reviews
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Jeff Strickler
Rotten

If H.G. Wells had a time machine and could take a look at his kin's reworked version, what would h...

June 17, 2017
BBC.com
Almar Haflidason
Fresh

June 17, 2017
Chicago Tribune
Michael Wilmington
Rotten

One of those staggeringly well-produced, joylessly extravagant pictures that keep whooshing you fr...

June 17, 2017
BBC.com
Richard Luck
Rotten

Wells' movie is more content to rip off Tomb Raider than remain faithful to his great-grandfather'...

June 17, 2017
Village Voice
Dennis Lim
Rotten

If it's remembered at all, it will be as a time capsule of early-21st-century blockbuster cowardic...

June 17, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
A good movie based on H.G. Wells' classic novel.

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Parents need to know that this movie has some graphic violence, including tense peril. Some characters die.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy
  • Release Date:March 8, 2002
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    Stereo
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