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In Time (2011)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  28 October 2011 (USA)
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In a future where people stop aging at 25, but are engineered to live only one more year, having the means to buy your way out of the situation is a shot at immortal youth. Here, Will Salas finds himself accused of murder and on the run with a hostage - a connection that becomes an important part of the way against the system.



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Welcome to a world where time has become the ultimate currency. You stop aging at 25, but there's a catch: you're genetically-engineered to live only one more year, unless you can buy your way out of it. The rich "earn" decades at a time (remaining at age 25), becoming essentially immortal, while the rest beg, borrow or steal enough hours to make it through the day. When a man from the wrong side of the tracks is falsely accused of murder, he is forced to go on the run with a beautiful hostage. Living minute to minute, the duo's love becomes a powerful tool in their war against the system. Written by Twentieth Century Fox

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The rich can live forever, the poor must earn for more time See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, some sexualty and partial nudity, and strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

28 October 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I'm.mortal  »

Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,050,368 (USA) (28 October 2011)


$37,553,932 (USA) (10 February 2012)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In a movie about people who would stop aging at 25 years old, many of the actors, including Cillian Murphy and Justin Timberlake, were in their late 20s and early 30s. Amanda Seyfried, however, really was 25 years old during filming. See more »


During the car chase scene, as the car is rammed and begins to spin out of control, during the spinning, the pursuing police car is nowhere to be seen despite the 360 degree camera pan. It then re-appears when the car ceases to spin. See more »


[first lines]
Will Salas: I don't have time. I don't have time to worry about how it happened. It is what it is. We're genetically engineered to stop aging at 25. The trouble is, we live only one more year, unless we can get more time. Time is now the currency. We earn it and spend it. The rich can live forever. And the rest of us? I just want to wake up with more time on my hand than hours in the day.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.90 (2012) See more »


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Great start, decent follow-through.
20 January 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

As others have said, the idea of this movie was excellent. You could call it a skeptical analogy of what is happening in some parts of the world – the richest people of the planet abusing poor.

What I liked about the movie, especially in the early stages, was how much the movie made me think. It was also bizarre to think of what things would be like if nobody looked older than 25. The movie played upon the possibility of multiple generations would look the same age – at least for those rich enough to afford to purchase the additional years. The story was also well thought out in relation to how people would act within the differing classes of society: the rich would take their time and take few risks. The poor would treasure their time, moving quickly, and, with less to lose, would be less risk adverse.

Great premise, great start to the movie, decent follow-through. Although I wish the strong start was able to be carried throughout the movie, I found this movie quite enjoyable to watch.

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