In Time [2011]

Directed and written by Andrew Niccol (Gattaca), In Time is based on a spectacular concept: a future where money does not exist and time is the only currency. People physically age until they reach 25 years. It’s then when their clock starts ticking, literally, and if they don’t get more time by work, theft or inheritance, they’ll be gone within a year. Fascinating material for a sci-fi movie. The problem is in the execution. Not a terrible job from Niccol exactly, but In Time doesn’t quite reach the full potential of its intriguing ideas. A clever, detailed, exciting and visually appealing film bogged down by overdone, melodramatic performances and consistently cheesy dialog.