In Time * Andrew Niccol (2011)

I heard this was a strange film, but when I saw Justin Timberlake on the cover, I already figured that might not be alltogether true. Indeed, “In Time” is a typical Hollywood action thriller, but then with (agreed) a somewhat uncommon story. Somewhere in the future time has become the currency, people literally pay for things with their lives. Everybody has a certain amount of time and a bread costs them a day so to speak. When you run out, you die. Of course people can also earn time. People’s “clock”s have been worked out quite silly and the writers of the film seemed to have tried to put as many ambiguous expressions in the first part of the film (“do you have a minute?”, that sort of things). The first part became too dull. Fortunately, when the action thriller elements come in, things get better, a bit at least. For the ladies, I can say that Timberlake can actually act. For the gentlemen, a part of the story is that nobody gets a body that ages beyond 25, so Niccol only used young and attractive actors. The overall result is an allright, but not very interesting film. The good side is that it gives a rather crude view on capitalism.

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