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

They were going to kill him.

He gave it to me.

He timed himself out

before I could stop him.

No one gives anybody 100 years.

He didn't just give me this.

He gave me the truth about it.

You can't let anyone see that.


You know that time will get you killed.

How long have we been friends?

What, 10 years?


A decade.

You've been like a brother.

Where are you going?

Where this won't look out of place.

I finally got the time to take my mom

to New Greenwich.

Greta, I'm going out!

Loan payment received,

two days. Thank you.


Two hours.

It's always been an hour.

Now it's two. Price went up.

Since when?

Since today.

My son is meeting me.

He'll pay the difference.

I can't do that, policy.


It's a two-hour walk.

I have an hour and a half.

Then you'd better run.

Stop! Please stop!

Wait! Please! Please, no!

Wait! No! Please!




- Will!

- Mom!

No, no, no, no!


Mom, Mom, Mom!

Thirteen zeros.

Unlucky for all.

The last time anyone saw him alive,

there was over a century on that clock.

Around here, they'd kill you for a week.

What was he doing in this Time Zone?

What I was thinking

was he might have brought this on himself.

Interesting. How long

you been keeping time, Jaeger?

Five years.

Let me know what you think

when you have been doing it for 50.

It doesn't matter why he came here.

What matters are the hundred years

that came with him.

Gotta be a witness.

Trust me, no one saw anything.

What would you like us to do, sir?

What we always do. Follow the time.

Hey, Ray. I'll give you 10 minutes

for an hour.

When are you gonna

get out of the game, Leila?

You gotta be pushing 60.

Thanks for letting everyone know.

Am I in the right place?

We don't normally make

pickups in this Zone.

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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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