In Time

Synopsis: Welcome to a world where time has become the ultimate currency. You stop aging at 25, but there's a catch: you're genetically-engineered to live only one more year, unless you can buy your way out of it. The rich "earn" decades at a time (remaining at age 25), becoming essentially immortal, while the rest beg, borrow or steal enough hours to make it through the day. When a man from the wrong side of the tracks is falsely accused of murder, he is forced to go on the run with a beautiful hostage. Living minute to minute, the duo's love becomes a powerful tool in their war against the system.
Director(s): Andrew Niccol
Production: 20th Century Fox
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
109 min

Who he was.

Damn it, damn it.

What the hell are you doing here?

Flashing all that?

You out of your mind?

Henry Hamilton.

Will Salas.



Drink more, it gets better.

Not much better.

You'll be safe till morning.

I'll get you out of here.

You're from New Greenwich.

Does it show?


Looks like you could use some help yourself.

No, thanks.

How old are you?

In real time?


I'm 105.

Good for you.

You won't see 106, you have too many

more nights like tonight.

You are right.

But the day comes when you've had enough.

Your mind can be spent,

even if your body's not.

We want to die.

We need to.

That's your problem?

You've been alive too long?

You ever known anyone who's died?

For a few to be immortal, many must die.

What the hell is that supposed to mean?

You really don't know, do you?

Everyone can't live forever.

Where would we put them?

Why do you think there are Time Zones?

Why do you think taxes and prices go up

the same day in the ghetto?

The cost of living keeps rising to

make sure people keep dying.

How else could there be

men with a million years

while most live day to day?

But the truth is

there's more than enough.

No one has to die before their time.

If you had as much time

as I have on that clock,

what would you do with it?

I'd stop watching it.

I can tell you one thing.

If I had all that time,

I sure as hell wouldn't waste it.

Get some rest.

Don't worry. I won't take it in the night.

And I won't take yours.

It does get better.

- Oh, hey, Will.

- Hey, Greta.

Is Borel in?

Yeah. Borel?

Look at that.

A shame we gotta wait 25 years.

We could use that year right now.


I'm here.

You'd better get her inside, Greta.

Look at this.

Where did you get that?

The guy at the bar.

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Andrew Niccol

Andrew M. Niccol is a New Zealand screenwriter, producer, and director. He wrote and directed Gattaca, S1m0ne, Lord of War, In Time, The Host, and Good Kill. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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