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Based on 24 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The result is mixed bag, an intermittently pleasing but mostly routine effort. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Tries and winds up with a pleasant, if forgettable, romp of a film. show more

  • 50
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    After the first hour, it starts to convince you that time really can stand still. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie has been produced by Nickelodeon, and will no doubt satisfy its intended audience enormously. It does not cross over into the post-Nickelodeon universe. show more

  • 63
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    They may not have made another "Back to the Future," but to their credit, the makers of Clockstoppers don't patronize or underestimate their pre-teen audience nearly as much as has become customary. show more

  • 50
    Loren King Boston Globe

    The film doesn't have enough innovation or pizazz to attract teenagers, and it lacks the novel charm that made ''Spy Kids'' a surprising winner with both adults and younger audiences. show more

  • 50
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    There's a scientific law to be discerned here that producers would be well to heed: Mediocre movies start to drag as soon as the action speeds up; when the explosions start, they fall to pieces. show more

  • 38
    Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune

    With Clockstoppers, Frakes hobbles along with a high-concept film that doesn't live up to its potential. show more

  • 25
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    Not enough to keep Clockstoppers from turning viewers into clock-watchers. show more

  • 40
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Although it looks like an action thriller with a sci-fi twist, the bad guys aren't scary (Biehn's soul patch notwithstanding), the sci-fi element is silly and the action is limited to some extreme bike riding and computer-generated zipping around. show more

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