Time After Time

1979

Adventure / Drama / Sci-Fi / Thriller

96
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 86%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 72%
IMDb Rating 7.1 10 14,942

Synopsis


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Cast

David Warner as Dr. John Leslie Stevenson aka Jack the Ripper
Malcolm McDowell as Alberto Antonelli
Mary Steenburgen as Amy Robbins
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1.01 GB
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English 2.0
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23.976 fps
112 min
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1.87 GB
1920×1080
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
112 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Boba_Fett1138 8 / 10 / 10

Highly entertaining movie with a tense story.

"Time After Time" was one of those movies of which I didn't even knew it existed. It certainly is a movie that deserves more recognition for this movie truly was one of the most entertaining movies I have seen in a while. The story its concept is already one factor why I liked this movie so much. In the late 19th century The scientist H.G. Wells (Malcolm McDowell) has build a time machine which his good friend John Leslie Stevenson aka Jack the Ripper (David Warner) uses when the police has just discovered his true identity. Ripper travels to the year 1979 and Wells, who feels responsible for his escape to the in his eyes future Utopian society of 1979, follows him to the future, in an attempt to catch him and bring him to justice and prevent him from making more victims in the future. I highly enjoyed this original story and concept and thought that it was perfectly executed by talented director Nicholas Meyer, who made his debut as a director with this movie. After this he made two more well known and widely appreciated Star Trek movies; "Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan" and "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country" which by the fans are often regarded as the best in the series of Star Trek movies. The movie has a fantastic and typical '70's atmosphere which I always adore in movies. It's also filled with some typical '70's tense chase sequences, which are brilliantly filmed and edited. The cinematography itself is also at times refreshingly original, especially the perfectly done opening sequence of the movie in which Jack The Ripper makes another victim. But the movie isn't just tense and original, it also is highly entertaining and it features some good humor. Of course having an 19th century main character who for the first time takes a look in the future 1979 is already good for some laughs. Such as the time were he visits a McDonald's or comes up with the fake alias Sherlock Holmes when he gets in contact with the police. There are countless 'little' fun parts like this in the movie which makes this movie a pleasant and entertaining one to watch as well as a tense nail biting thriller. Malcolm McDowell is extremely good and convincing as a 19th century gentleman and scientist H.G. Wells. Honestely he plays his best role since "A Clockwork Orange". David Warner is also perfectly cast as Jack The Ripper. He's a perfectly scary and mysterious gentleman. Warner is perhaps well known to everyone for playing Spicer Lovejoy in the 1997 movie "Titanic". The movie also features a at the time still very young Mary Steenburgen in one of her very first movie roles. She also was superb and the talent was already showing. One year later she even already won an Oscar for the movie "Melvin and Howard". The movie further more features a highly good and underrated musical score by well known Hungarian composer Miklós Rózsa. This movie is terribly underrated in terms of how well known it is. This movie deserves to be seen by everybody for this movie is an entertaining one as well as a tense thriller, with some excellent performances by the cast and good directing by Nicholas Meyer. 8/10 http://bobafett1138.blogspot.com/

Reviewed by Lechuguilla 9 / 10 / 10

Timely and Credible

Looking like a nerdy Richard Thomas, Malcolm McDowell plays H.G. Wells in this highly imaginative sci-fi thriller, that has Wells fast forwarded from 1893 to 1979, in a quest to find Jack the Ripper. The film's screenplay, direction, cinematography, editing, and costumes are all top notch. And Mary Steenburgen gives a fine performance in a support role. "Time After Time" has an ever so slight comic book, tongue in cheek, feel to the plot, suggestive of Batman and Robin. Yet, right behind this entertaining, if somewhat superficial, facade is a serious message that is both timely and credible: no matter how much society advances in its technology, our world will always have two things ... violence and love.

Reviewed by Spleen 9 / 10 / 10

A rare science fiction gem

This was a childhood favourite of mine (I think I was ten), and it was a pleasant surprise to see it again as an adult (properly this time, on the big screen) and find it really was as good as I'd remembered and hoped. I'd never have guessed that this was Nicholas Meyer's first time as a director. He was fortunate in his talent, of course, having himself as a writer, Miklós Rózsa as a composer, and Mary Steenburgen and Malcolm McDowell both convincing and enchanting us as the two lovers (McDowell, in particular, hits the right notes so perfectly that when you see him plead, with tears in his eyes, at the end, you feel the urge to do the same thing yourself). An earlier writer regretted that Meyer didn't have his hero travel back in time in an attempt to prevent Jack the Ripper's crimes before they were committed (and even went so far as to blame this "failing" on the absence of CGI!), and I suppose that if I'd been a fan of incoherent cliché, I would have been disappointed, too. But this is a film, thank goodness, that takes itself seriously. There's no nonsense about changing the past. H.G. Wells (some spoilers follow) believes at first he has set Jack the Ripper loose on a socialist utopia; but when he finds that the world is, on the whole, as violent as it's always been, he doesn't use this as an excuse to write off the menace he inflicted on 1979 San Francisco as unimportant, nor does he (or the film) retreat into a "Back to the Future" fairytale. He makes a serious attempt to right his inadvertant wrong. This is the main reason that tension steadily builds throughout and the "chase" conclusion is as smart and involving as anything that has gone before.

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