The Time Traveler's Wife

The Time Traveler's Wife

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The Time Traveler's Wife

Clare (Rachel McAdams) has been in love with Henry (Eric Bana) her entire life. She believes they are destined to be together, even though she never knows when they will be separated: because Henry is a cheeky time traveler - cursed with a rare genetic anomaly that causes him to live his life on a shifting timeline, skipping back and forth through the years with no control. Despite the fact that Henry's travels force them apart with no warning, and never knowing when they will be reunited, Clare desperately tries to build a life with her true love

2009Rating: M, contains violence107 minsUSA
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Variety

Variety

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May not make a lick of sense, but it does make for fairly irresistible nonsense.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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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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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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The warmth of the actors makes it surprisingly tender, considering the premise that is blatantly absurd. If you allow yourself to think for one moment of the paradoxes, contradictions and logical difficulties involved, you will be lost. The movie supports no objective thought.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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The Time Traveller's Wife may not be particularly intelligent but it delivers some loveable characters, who should deliver the warm fuzzies, if not tears.

3.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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German-born director Robert Schwentke ("Flightplan") keep things moving briskly enough so that the leaps in time mostly obscure the leaps in logic.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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Competent and well-cast, but it crams too much into the runtime and loses the elegance of the novel.

3.0
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I really enjoyed this movie, found it very thought provoking. I haven't read the book so I was probably able to be impartial. Well worth seeing (video). Just lovely!

5.0
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i haven't read the book, but thought this was pretty good and didn't have any problems following the plot. i found it very moving, and enjoyed watching the beautiful mcadams as clare (although she was a little bit too gaga over henry at first - thank goodness that didn't last!). eric bana was pretty good for him. on the whole, not terribly thought-provoking...

4.0
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Dragged hubbie to this after I had read the book some time ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. Now I owe him big and will probably have to sit through Terminator yet 2 again! This movie just seemed to skim over the novel's content. More interesting bits might have been included if a some of the endless kissing scenes were cut. I have no idea how people who...

2.0
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I too have read this book multiple times. Two great actors but I really don't think they grasped the emotion and journey that was in the book. The movie seemed to fast forward through the storyline, missing huge chunks along the way including Henry's depression. If it didn't have two big (ish) names it would have been even worse. Like Claire said above,...

2.0
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Ive watched a decent amount of movies and in my mind the flicks reviewer was being overly generous with 2 stars.I havent read the book, but couldnt imagine the author was at all impressed by the screenplay!.

1.0
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Well I have viewed the trailer and Clare (the wife) ends up waiting for him in any case by the looks of it even when Henry (the husband) said not to hehe .... Romantic in the sense that he gets drawn back to her when the story could have taken him anywhere else being the time traveler that David Bana's character (Henry) is ... it also looks like Rachael...

2.0
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I've read this book about five times and the movie is disappointing. Read the book and skip the movie.

2.0
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Variety

Variety

press

May not make a lick of sense, but it does make for fairly irresistible nonsense.

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

I'd watch the vibrant Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana in anything, but The Time Traveler's Wife is pushing it.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

The warmth of the actors makes it surprisingly tender, considering the premise that is blatantly absurd. If you allow yourself to think for one moment of the paradoxes, contradictions and logical difficulties involved, you will be lost. The movie supports no objective thought.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

The Time Traveller's Wife may not be particularly intelligent but it delivers some loveable characters, who should deliver the warm fuzzies, if not tears.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

German-born director Robert Schwentke ("Flightplan") keep things moving briskly enough so that the leaps in time mostly obscure the leaps in logic.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Competent and well-cast, but it crams too much into the runtime and loses the elegance of the novel.

3.0
0

I really enjoyed this movie, found it very thought provoking. I haven't read the book so I was probably able to be impartial. Well worth seeing (video). Just lovely!

5.0
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i haven't read the book, but thought this was pretty good and didn't have any problems following the plot. i found it very moving, and enjoyed watching the beautiful mcadams as clare (although she was a little bit too gaga over henry at first - thank goodness that didn't last!). eric bana was pretty good for him. on the whole, not terribly...

4.0
0

Dragged hubbie to this after I had read the book some time ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. Now I owe him big and will probably have to sit through Terminator yet 2 again! This movie just seemed to skim over the novel's content. More interesting bits might have been included if a some of the endless kissing scenes were cut. I have no idea how people who...

2.0
0

I too have read this book multiple times. Two great actors but I really don't think they grasped the emotion and journey that was in the book. The movie seemed to fast forward through the storyline, missing huge chunks along the way including Henry's depression. If it didn't have two big (ish) names it would have been even worse. Like Claire said...

2.0
0

Ive watched a decent amount of movies and in my mind the flicks reviewer was being overly generous with 2 stars.I havent read the book, but couldnt imagine the author was at all impressed by the screenplay!.

1.0
0

Well I have viewed the trailer and Clare (the wife) ends up waiting for him in any case by the looks of it even when Henry (the husband) said not to hehe .... Romantic in the sense that he gets drawn back to her when the story could have taken him anywhere else being the time traveler that David Bana's character (Henry) is ... it also looks like Rachael...

2.0
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I've read this book about five times and the movie is disappointing. Read the book and skip the movie.

2.0
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