In Time

Andrew Niccol | 2011 | ★★½
Bonnie and Clyde (1967) meets Logan’s Run (1976) and The Price of Life (1987) with a dash of Robin Hood thrown in for good measure. In a future society in which time is currency and people are genetically engineered to stop ageing at 25, where the rich live forever and the poor die young, a young man from the ghetto seeks to destroy the corrupt system in which he finds himself. Assisted by a poor-little-rich-girl-turned-outlaw, he strives to redistribute wealth by stealing from the rich whilst giving to the poor. Whilst its plotting is oft nonsensical, its allegory unsubtle, and its performances something of a mixed bag, In Time’s basic concept and the energy with which it is presented just about keep it diverting throughout.