Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actor: Karra Elejalde
Director: Nacho Vigalondo
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
A man being pursued by a murderer stumbles into a mysterious lab and accidentally travels back in time. A — naked girl in the midst of the forest. A cloaked stranger with his face covered in bandages. A disquieting — mansion... more »
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This flick is just too cool for school
Monkdude | Hampton, Virginia | 04/11/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I would have never heard about Timecrimes if not for seeing it's trailer on the Let the Right One In DVD (another foreign film worth your time). Both are going to be remade here in the US, but I doubt they will come close to the originals. This is hands down one of the best time travel movies I have ever seen. You can tell that the budget wasn't much and the film only has a total of four cast members, but with good writing and acting you don't need million dollar SFX shots. There were many moments that caught me by surprise and the farther along the movie goes the more it draws you in. I'm not sure I got everything figured out after watching it the first time, but that's what makes these kind of films so great. You can tell the writer and director, Nacho Vigalondo, put a lot of time and effort in crafting such a masterful work of Sci-Fi/Suspense. Make sure you watch this film with subtitles and not dubbed because it makes a huge difference in tone. Take it from me, this is a must see. Add it to your rental queue and prepare to have 90 minutes of thought and wonder."
An ingenius and suspenseful parable
N. Durham | Philadelphia, PA | 04/03/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Although it is oddly classified under the horror genre, Timecrimes is definitely more fitting under the sci-fi/thriller categories, as this Spanish treat certainly delivers more on those merits than anything truly horrific. Karra Elejalde stars as Hector, a man whose tranquil life takes a different turn when he spots a naked woman (Barbara Goenaga). After he goes to investigate, he is stabbed by a man with a bandaged head, and that's only the beginning of Hector's troubles. His search for refuge leads him to a close-by science center and its technician (writer/director Nacho Vigalondo), and is only followed by a whole series of time-bending consequences. Yes, Timecrimes is one of those films that paying careful attention to helps, and while some of the developments may seem a bit predictable, the film manages to rack up the suspense factor, while also maintaining an intelligent and thought-provoking story. The minimal budget is meaningless, as Vigalondo manages to keep you enthralled throughout. With an American-ized remake on the way (of course), here's hoping that it manages to do Timecrimes the justice it deserves."
Timecrimes is worth the time!!
jmax479 | 09/16/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I had never heard of this movie, but I really liked it!!
It is a low budget, foreign film dubbed into English. The story really makes you think!!! I would recommend this movie to anyone who likes time travel movies!!"
Wit Makes All the Difference
S. P. Miskowski | West Coast, US | 05/27/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Hector comes home to his posh suburban sanctuary. His wife greets him. They work on various projects around the house and yard. His wife decides to go to the store, while Hector does a little "bird-watching" with binoculars. When he sets off to investigate what he sees, he has no idea how complicated his life is about to become.
Los cronocrímenes (Timecrimes) is a cleverly written and directed, expertly acted Spanish film about time travel. Not time travel as it is usually imagined and romanticized, but as a new product that accidentally falls into the hands of people like you and me. This movie is so crisp and so witty, I'm convinced watching it makes people smarter. So watch it as many times as you can."