In Time follows Will (Justin Timberlake) as he fights against a corrupt state, where time is the currency. Once you reach 25, you only have a year left on your clock and you have to fight, scrimp, save – get time any way you can to survive.
A young man aged 25 plus three years, Will is from the the Dayton slums – also known as Time Zone 12 – living minute to minute and has to scrape together time just to get him and his mum through the day.
As prices rise and wages fall, he begins to suspect something’s not right, and when he saves a wealthy businessman from being mugged of his ‘century’ in a bar fight, he learns the real truth; for a few to be immortal, many must die.
As the two hide out from the gang, the enigmatic stranger transfers his one hundred year fortune to Will as he sleeps, leaving himself with just five minutes on the clock.
When Will wakes, he realises what’s happened and races to save him, but it’s too late, and the stranger times out, falling to his death.
He might be rich, but now Will is wanted by the government, for both murder and upsetting the balance of time.
Together with beautiful heiress Sylvia (Amanda Seyfried), they race for survival – can they tackle the unfair and corrupt system before their time runs out?
The film itself is a bit of a slow starter and Timberlake, in one of his first major leading roles, struggles at first. However, as the story moves on, you do warm to him and the slightly wooden Seyfried and end up rooting for the characters in their fight against the government.
Sci-fi and action fans will lap this film up; it’s an enjoyable watch overall and does get you thinking, definitely one to try.