Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel

Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel

Chris O'Dowd, Marc Wootton, Dean Lennox Kelly star as three ordinary blokes who may hold the fate of the entire world in their hands when they discover a rift in the space-time continuum in the gents' of their local pub.--©BBC Films 2.1 out of 5 based on 14 reviews
Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel

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Genre Sci-Fi / Fantasy
Director Gareth Carrivick
Cast Anna Faris, Dean Lennox Kelly, Chris O'Dowd Dario Attanasio
Studio BBC Films
Release Date April 2009
Running Time 83 minutes
 

Chris O'Dowd, Marc Wootton, Dean Lennox Kelly star as three ordinary blokes who may hold the fate of the entire world in their hands when they discover a rift in the space-time continuum in the gents' of their local pub.--©BBC Films

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Reviews

The Daily Express

Henry Fitzherbert

It’s a lovely idea and there are some great gags.

27/04/2009

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Channel 4 Film

Daniel Etherington

While it doesn't quite achieve the same standards as its recent forebears in British genre comedy, this modest film has amiable, convoluted charm.

01/05/2009

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Empire Magazine

Phil Wilding

Three blokes walk into a pub, stumble across a tear in the space/time continuum and have to decide whether to sacrifice their dreams to save the lives of others. Sounds like the worst set-up for a joke ever, doesn’t it? Yet refreshingly, director Carrivick’s feature debut is both dark, compelling and occasionally laugh-out-loud funny.

01/05/2009

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The Times

Dominic Wells

Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel is, unashamedly, a Mini Cooper of a film: small but nippy and, despite HBO co-producing with BBC Films, very British. It also handles beautifully on the plot twists.

23/04/2009

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Time Out

Tom Huddleston

Wisely restricting themselves to a single location – in space, if not time – Carrivick and writer Jamie Mathieson weave a compelling narrative from simple elements, playing on audience expectations and riffing expertly on time-travel traditions. While hardly groundbreaking, this is smart, amusing post-pub viewing.

23/04/2009

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The Mirror

Mark Adams

This engaging comedy feels like a stretched-out TV pilot, but is nicely put together, with enough laughs to make a refreshing change from usual Brit film fare..

19/04/2009

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The Independent

Anthony Quinn

One or two amusing moments, but not sustainable for 90 minutes.

24/04/2009

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The Financial Times

Karl French

The film resembles nothing so much as an indifferent and wildly over-stretched episode of space sitcom Red Dwarf.

22/04/2009

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The Scotsman

Alistair Harkness

...a rogue Red Dwarf episode...

24/04/2009

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The Sunday Times

Edward Porter

There are some good ideas, but I was disappointed not to get an ending that pieced everything together into a satisfying chain of events.

26/04/2009

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Total Film

Jane Crowther

As a TV pilot it might have had potential; but an undercooked, rapidly unravelling script, low-grade production values... plodding direction and an apologetically crap ending are not worth the price of a cinema ticket in these belt-tightening times.

02/03/2009

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The Guardian

Peter Bradshaw

This is the worst film of the week, a dire British comedy, to which the only honest response is to soil and then set fire to the Union flag in the foyer of your local cinema.

24/04/2009

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The Independent on Sunday

Nicholas Barber

Leaving a distinct impression that it was written in the pub by someone just as geeky as its heroes, it's like one of those Doctor Who episodes that don't focus on the Doctor – except it's twice as long.

26/04/2009

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The Observer

Philip French

Through no particular fault of the performers, it is pointless, perfunctory and painfully unfunny.

26/04/2009

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