• The Time Machine (2002)

The Time Machine

Release Date: March 8th, 2002

DVD Release Date: July 23rd, 2002

PG-13 |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

Scientist and inventor Alexander Hartdegen (Guy Pearce) is determined to prove that time travel is possible. His determination is turned to desperation by a personal tragedy that now drives him to want to change the past. Testing his theories with a time machine of his own invention, Hartdegen is hurtled 800,000 years into the future, where he discovers that mankind has divided into the hunter ... and the hunted.

Cast: Guy Pearce, Samantha Mumba, Mark Addy, Sienna Guillory, Phyllida Law, Alan Young, Omero Mumba, Yancey Arias

Director: Simon Wells

Genres: Science Fiction , Action , Adventure , Fantasy

Production Co: Warner Brothers, DreamWorks Pictures

Distributors: DreamWorks SKG, Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Death, Suspenseful, Love, Brother, Quest, Girlfriend, New York City

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    It's a movie that robs the story of its politics and point and never really matches the charm of the '60s film. show more

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    The film, in its early going, also has a nice light humor about it, and an engaging, albeit tragic, love story. show more

  • 63
    Rick GroenThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    A revisiting of George Pal's 1960 adaptation of the H. G. Wells novel. Pal's take on the book was visually delightful and occasionally clever; this one is always workmanlike and mainly pedestrian. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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