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Based on 31 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 53 )
  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

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

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It would really help to get into the right frame of mind before seeing The Time Traveler's Wife, because viewed from some angles - maybe most angles - the movie is ridiculous. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    A slog rather than the sweeping romance it aspires to be. show more

  • 40
    Wall Street Journal

    The movie moves at such an agonizingly stately pace that by the end, side effects be damned, Henry's time-traveling gene starts to look mighty appealing. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    A syrupy and extraordinarily ridiculous adaptation. show more

  • 20
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    The cozy sentimentality in The Time Traveler's Wife is the only thing that grounds it. Mostly it's just featherheaded. show more

  • 60
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 30

    McAdams glows, as always, but Bana looks drained: I guess all that time-shifting leaves its mark on the complexion as well as the soul. show more

  • 75
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    The movie is slightly more sappy, and the characters are necessarily less fleshed out than they are in Audrey Niffenegger's dazzling novel, but neither shortcoming detracts from the film's appeal. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The book is richer, but this is a solid, endearing telling of the same essential story, and is well worth the price of admission for those who appreciate romantic fantasy. show more

  • August 24, 2013 jmlis
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    I saw this movie after reading the book and thought the movie weak in comparison to the book. The major problem (or at least one of them) was that the casting was incredibly wrong. Perhaps Brad Pitt should have been Henry. And Gomez was blond and Russian - not anything like the name would imply.

  • March 09, 2010 skidder0414
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    Was so confused within 15 minutes couldn't even watch another 5 to see if it explained itself at all.

  • March 01, 2010 Daze
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    A must see. Great movie. Now I need to buy it, along with the amazing soundtrack. SEE IT. :)

  • October 05, 2009 Carolb987
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    its was an nice romantic movie,with rough times,sads,moments....

  • September 25, 2009 Stalbankristina
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    three of my friends and I are 14 and 15, two of us are 14 and two of them are 15, and we thought it was an awesome movie, we say you should watch it right now because it is aweome!! :D

  • September 19, 2009 Hiphopgaljuju
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    I cried soooo much and my girlfriend was like dude calm the beep down the that night she broke up with me and it made me cry sooo much more :(

  • September 18, 2009 Iwtwnow
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    You're better off reading a good book. The whole setup of this movie is just too contrived and stupid. The love story is sweet but unrealistic that she would take so much garbage in her life. Love does not cover all faults.

  • September 16, 2009 Reesie0430
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    Do not waste your time or money. It's not even worth a $5 Holla. It was disjointed, non-sensical and plain ole stupid. I'm a lady who loves timeless loves stories, but this wasn't it. I went with girlfriends, and we all left the movie CONFUSED.

  • September 11, 2009 jzekered
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    This movie is captivating and diverse. It takes you on a journey in and around and back with a cool ending. Keeps your imagination running.

  • September 08, 2009 ameeinmusic
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    And I thought being married to a musician was hard...


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