Excerpt: …Richard Curtis returns with another of his squishy works, likable actors engaging in weddings and funerals throughout a story that inevitably runs too long approaching a climax that will be in plain view for anyone who’s seen a movie or two.
Excerpt: It has the romance of a cozy rom com, the philosophy of a greeting card, and the sentimentality of a life insurance commercial. But the combination comes together so wonderfully that it won me over all the same.
Excerpt: Predictably, ‘About Time’ has its saccharine-coated moments along with some bouts of flimsy feel-good pithiness attached. Still, Curtis is the modern-day architect of the affable ‘rom-com’ entries so he astutely injects the right amount of quirky humor, sweetness and magical spunk to mark the serviceable ‘About Time’ a few notches above the limited synthetic romantic time travel tales floating around aimlessly.
Excerpt: Curtis grapples with some heavy material, and it’s better than the lighter lead-in, but the weight eventually proves too much. The filmmaker establishes his own logic for his fanciful story, only to violate that same logic repeatedly.