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Time Trap

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Mediocre time-travel sci-fi has violence, cursing.

Movie NR 2017 87 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 8+

Great family film

Good family sci fi fun. Some good messages - don’t give up, one of the characters portrays a strong female character - she is able to climb her way out of a deep cave when no one else (including the guy her age) can.

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Great messages
age 14+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (5 ):

This movie is an interesting concept that falls short in the execution. While Time Trap makes a lot happen on a low budget, the story leaves a lot of potential unexplored. The very best science fiction isn't about the largest budget or the best special effects -- it's about taking the concept and fully exploring all of the ramifications of that concept. In the future, there are both cavemen and astronauts, and rural Texas is filled with tumbleweeds and brambles. There's no explanation of why this is -- the vague hints of there being a sequel at the end don't offer much in the way of resolution. It leaves far too much out there somewhere in the proverbial space/time continuum.

The acting is decent, if not exceptional, but the dialogue has some moments that come off as forced attempts at levity during moments of life-or-death conflict and danger. Not to spoil anything, but the ending is a little too convenient, and the characters are a little too happy with where they find themselves. The result is a movie that's merely so-so.

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