Justin Timberlake Makes 'In Time' Worth Seeing (VIDEO)

justin timberlake amanda seyfried in timeI love every single adorable ounce of Justin Timberlake. He has the whole package: Uber-hilarious, has a voice that made my former teenage self weak in the knees, and proved to be a pretty fab actor as Sean Parker in The Social Network. Which is exactly why I couldn't be more pumped that his new movie, In Time, hits theaters today.

In it, director Andrew Niccol creates a universe where everyone has been genetically engineered to stop aging at 25. You're then given a year to live at that point, in which you continuously watch the time remaining tick on a device implanted in your arm. The catch: How you spend your time depends on if you die sooner or later. Crazy, right? 

The movie premise sounds interesting, to say the least. Add in Amanda Seyfried and Olivia Wilde and I couldn't be more sold. But what do the critics think? See In Time reviews after the jump:


The reviews for In Time are definitely mixed. And because I always like to end on a positive note, let's start with the not so good:

Peter Travers, Rolling Stone:

There's a lot of huffing and puffing to convince audiences who can't Occupy Wall Street to occupy a seat at In Time. Don't buy the time. Check your forearm. My guess is you'll find you've lost two hours you'll never get back.

Scott Bowles, USA Today:

In Time has about 50 minutes of good movie in it. Alas, the sci-fi thriller runs nearly twice that length, and despite a terrific concept that could make for an Inception for 2011, we get Logan's Run meets Robin Hood. And not the good parts.

And now, the good reviews:

Christy Lemire, Associated Press:

It's fast-paced and hugely stylish, though, with its great-looking cast and a mix of gleaming, futuristic visuals and grimy, industrial chic.

Michael O'Sullivan, The Washington Post:

All in all, In Time is not just stylish but surprisingly substantial. From now on, you'll think twice every time you hear the phrase "rollover minutes."

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times:

Justin Timberlake continues to demonstrate that he is a real actor, with screen presence ... He has a future in the movies.

Personally, I was in for almost two full hours of Timberlake watching whether or not the reviews were good. The fact that there are so many conflicting opinions makes me even more enticed to judge In Time for myself. Check out the In Time trailer here:

Will you be seeing In Time this weekend?

Image via InTimeMovie.com

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