Time After Time
Time After Time (1979)

This science-fiction fantasy supposes that H.G. Wells actually constructed a time machine -- which then fell into the hands of Jack the Ripper. The Ripper travels forward in time to 1979, forcing Wells to follow in an attempt to prevent the… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 31, 1979
DVD Release Date: August 6, 2002
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With the three principal actors clearly having fun with their roles, Time After Time becomes an amusing, light-hearted fantasy lark.

Robert Osborne
Hollywood Reporter

Such a scrambling of fact, fiction and imagination in itself deserves back-patting and, for the most part, the rendering is as delightful as the basic idea.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

After nearly two hours the tension has evaporated, and all that's left is a curdle of jokes and brutality.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a briskly-paced thriller that benefits substantially from its strong performances and proliferation of irresistible time-travel elements...

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Variety Staff

A delightful, entertaining trifle of a film that shows both the possibilities and limitations of taking liberties with literature and history.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

A movie that's as sweet as it is clever, and never so clever that it forgets to be entertaining.

Simon Miraudo

Time After Time is still a fun fish-out-of-water flick that deserves more attention than it has received in the thirty years following its release. But there's still plenty of time for that.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Clever and well calculated.

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Nell Minow
Movie Mom

Terrific little time-travel romantic thriller with three outstanding performances.

TV Guide

Meyer makes a fine directorial debut, pacing the film for optimal suspense despite some obvious holes in the script.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
This is my favourite of all the Jack the Ripper theory themed movies. It has a bunch of good actors, and the story is good, and it's a great adventure… More
Daniel Hetteix
A well thought out "what if" crime caper. HG Wells seeks out his former best-friend now revealed as Jack the Ripper, as he takes up his… More
Stella Dallas
very entertaining. happy b-day, hg
Chris Garman
Nicholas Meyer's Time After Time is an interesting film. It takes two of the most prolific figures of turn of the century London H.G. Welles (Malcolm… More
Ken Stachnik
Take a barrel of monkeys, multiple that by pi and you'll have an idea of how fun this movie is. HG Wells allows Jack the Ripper to escape in time through… More
Pierluigi Puccini
If you put H.G Wells and Jack the ripper side by side in modern times, it may sound ridiculous, well it is, but when it's done like this, with style, with… More