Timecrimes

Timecrimes (Los Cronocrímenes): can say almost nothing about the plot without giving the film away – sci-fi / time travel / thriller. Being Spanish, it has a slight am-dram / soap opera feel to it with the suspenseful soundtrack and ‘passionate’ melodramatic acting. The story is tight; yet more proof that thriller/horror films don’t all have to be dumb. There’s a load of nice small details that make the plotlines fit together so tightly – one girl even has a Schrodinger’s Cat t-shirt! What I enjoyed most about this was the authenticity; the characters are realistic, settings are eerie, tense moments are drawn out, and even the masked killer fumbles around looking vulnerable and unsure at times – as opposed to the Hollywood stone-cold killer – all kept the film grounded. Triangle blew me away when I watched it, but it has borrowed heavily from Timecrimes, and unfortunately hampered my viewing of the film a little. For a cast and crew of relatively unknowns doing no budget sci-fi thriller this punches far, far above its weight.

Score: 7.5/10

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5 comments
  1. Nostra said:

    Watched them the other way around, but they are both movies I love. Would love to see more of these type of movies, but unfortunately the time travel genre isn’t that big.

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    • Paragraph Film Reviews said:

      I think Primer is ‘the ultimate’ when it comes to this sub-genre of movies. Both Timecrimes and Triangle were awesome – just wish I’d seen them the other way round.

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  2. Time Crimes was awesome. Loved the way you get to slowly piece together what happened. Awesome flick!

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    • Paragraph Film Reviews said:

      Don’t know if you’ve seen Triangle then, but it’s like this but bigger and more convoluted – still a great watch but having seen one means you’ll loose the impact of the other.

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  3. StuOhQ said:

    Ha, I liked this movie quite a bit. There are some big gaps in its logic but I’m always in for a good time-travel film, especially if it’s wrapped in a blanket of horror.

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