In the near future, advances in science have allowed people to stop aging at 25. Once they reach their quarter century, individuals can buy infinite time - if they can afford it. Those who can't have a mere year until their life clock ticks down to zero.
28-year-old Will Salas (Justin Timberlake) is working his fingers to the bone just to stay alive, until he receives a gift of 116 years from suicidal moneyman Henry Hamilton. But when Hamilton's body is found, law enforcer Raymond Leon (Cillian Murphy) presumes he's been murdered, and Will is prime suspect. Forced to go on the run, Will takes millionaire's daughter Silvia Weis (Amanda Seyfried) hostage, and sets about redistributing the world's most precious commodity a little more fairly.
Andrew Niccol writes and directs this slick sci-fi thriller featuring an intriguing premise and exciting cast. Following his turn in Friends With Benefits, Timberlake continues to show himself to be a credible lead. Inception's Murphy and Tron: Legacy's Olivia Wilde, Alex Pettyfer and Mad Men's Vincent Kartheiser lend solid support.
In Time features some fun ideas, such as the youthful Wilde and Kartheiser playing Will and Silvia's parents, and though a little more subtlety wouldn't have gone amiss, Niccol's latest is still a thoroughly watchable affair.