“In Time” seems like it could be a cool movie, at least from the trailers. However, the film isn’t doing that well with critics.

The film, starring Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried, could be awesome, considering it’s about a world where people can buy time onto their lives and a poor man (Timberlake) is suddenly given time and because of it, is falsely accused of murder and has to figure out how to bring down the system that allows the rich to buy time and poor to die. But the critics have given it 37%, according to Rotten Tomatoes.

The general consensus, according to the site is “‘In Time”s intriguing premise and appealing cast is easily overpowered by the stilted filmmaking, which takes a blunt, heavy-handed approach to storytelling.”

As you can see from Dana Stevens from Slate Magazine, most critics weren’t too impressed with the dialogue, among other things. “A movie so consistently flat-footed, with pauses between lines of dialogue so vast, that you begin to wonder if the whole thing might be a psychological experiment of some kind,” she wrote.

However, the audience gave it a fresh 60%. So if you’ve seen it, what do you think about the film? Give your opinions in the comments section below.

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By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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