In Time (2011) Review


In Time is a 2011 American science fiction action film written, directed and produced by Andrew Niccol. Amanda Seyfried and Justin Timberlake star as inhabitants in a society where people stop aging at 25.


Instead of using paper money, a new economic system uses time as currency, and each person has a clock on their arm that counts down how long they have to live. Cillian Murphy, Vincent Kartheiser, Olivia Wilde, Matt Bomer, Johnny Galecki, Collins Pennie and Alex Pettyfer also star. The film was released on October 28, 2011.


In 2169, people are genetically engineered to stop aging on their 25th birthday, when a one-year countdown on their forearm begins. When it reaches zero, the person "times out" and dies instantly. Time has thus become the universal currency, transferred directly between people or stored in "time capsules".


Several major areas called Time Zones exist within Ohio. Dayton is the poorest, a manufacturing "ghetto" where people rarely have more than 24 hours on their clocks; in New Greenwich, people have enough time to be essentially immortal.


Will Salas is a Dayton factory worker, who sees a group of time-robbing thugs led by Fortis going after a drunken man named Henry Hamilton and saves him. Hamilton has 116 years on his clock, but is tired of living.


He reveals that the people of New Greenwich hoard most of the time to live forever, while arranging for constantly increasing prices so that poorer people keep dying.


The next morning, he transfers his time to a sleeping Will, then times out. Raymond Leon, who leads a unit of police-like Timekeepers, erroneously considers Will a suspect in Hamilton's death.

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