Project Almanac

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 25
  2. Negative: 4 out of 25
  1. Reviewed by: Drew Taylor
    Jan 28, 2015
    75
    All of the young actors are committed, and director Dean Israelite has a good handle on the material, offering his own contributions to the time travel genre (like how violent the act itself is) while continually tipping his hat to what came before it.
  2. Reviewed by: Peter Keough
    Jan 29, 2015
    63
    One of the advantages of time travel in a found-footage film is that it makes the chronology and causality so confusing that the problem of who’s shooting what becomes secondary. On the other hand, it doesn’t allow fast-forwarding through all the boring bits. For starters, I could have done with far less Lollapalooza.
  3. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Jan 29, 2015
    60
    Every generation gets the time travel it deserves. Project Almanac isn’t “Time After Time” (1979) or “Back to the Future” (1985) or “12 Monkeys” (1996), but the new release does turn out to be a surprisingly jaunty trip for jaded Gen-Y kids.
  4. Reviewed by: Thomas Lee
    Jan 29, 2015
    50
    High on fun but low on depth, Project Almanac is told entirely from the perspective of a video camera, which instantly made me regret that I had eaten dinner before the screening.
  5. Reviewed by: Keith Phipps
    Jan 30, 2015
    50
    If Project Almanac didn’t bungle it all with a shrug of an ending, it would be easier to recommend. Maybe someone with a time machine should go back and give the movie a do-over.
  6. Reviewed by: Martin Tsai
    Jan 29, 2015
    40
    With "Looper" and the fantastic recent release "Predestination" using the same plot device to explore existentialism, the potboiler Project Almanac feels like a leap backward.
  7. Reviewed by: Chris Cabin
    Jan 29, 2015
    25
    The film delivers the same misogynistic, faux-modernistic jolts of trashy humor and labored plotting that typify the work of co-producer Michael Bay.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 32
  2. Negative: 10 out of 32
  1. Feb 6, 2015
    10
    Good story, good acting, no yawns. I left the theater happy and thinking about the plot. That is all I can expect from a movie. If youGood story, good acting, no yawns. I left the theater happy and thinking about the plot. That is all I can expect from a movie. If you like science fiction and the fantasy of time travel you might like this one. Expand
  2. Jun 21, 2015
    9
    For the life of me I cannot understand why so many users and critics are hating this movie. This was in every way shape and form fantastic.For the life of me I cannot understand why so many users and critics are hating this movie. This was in every way shape and form fantastic. The young cast was excellent, the script was excellently written, and it is one of the few movies I have ever seen that actually uses found footage the right way. I highly recommend this movie. Expand
  3. Mar 18, 2015
    7
    For once a movie produce by Michael Bay that didn't turn out to by the biggest stink pile of the year to my surprise.

    The story is about an
    For once a movie produce by Michael Bay that didn't turn out to by the biggest stink pile of the year to my surprise.

    The story is about an old tape of a birthday party that seems to confirm time travel, a group of teens actually construct their own machine... but as they change the past for their betterment - it wrecks havoc on the world and the only way to stop it may be to make sure the machine never comes to be - no matter the cost.

    To those people who are sick of found footage movies well your not alone. Year after year you get the same formal of found footage movie genre and that's why I wasn't looking forward to this movie, because Micheal Bay is producing it and the fact that movie didn't really get my interest as I'm into movies that get my interest before seeing it. I was originally going to review this back in February but I didn't really have enough time and I got a lot of things to review at the time. But now finally seeing the movie I got to say it isn't as bad as I imagine it would be.

    The time traveling part in the movie really dose come off fun, but they also time travel to solve their problems like if they failed a exam they can do it till they get it right, this is basically what I would do if I had time travel, and they also things I wouldn't waste time travel on like try to talk to the girl and some other stuff that I wouldn't really do. If I had time travel I would go back to the famous moment of are life time and re-life the moment that changed everything and made history, you know what I wouldn't do? use it on pointless this that wouldn't even matter.

    The character's in the movie can sometimes come off annoying, loud, funny or just stupid. I see them as my old friends I use to hang around with and we too did some stupid sh't that I think is funny even today.

    I had a lot of fun with Project Almanac. Now I'm not saying that this is a flawless movie that you should see and remember as the greatest, no it's not a perfect movie but I think it's surprisingly not bad and not horribly directed or acted as well.

    For problems: The movie itself isn't very remediable and I'm not trying to be mean here but I think I will forget this movie after a couple of months because the movie doesn't really give me anything to remember it by, but I also seen other movie that I thought was good but I already forgotten it by now or I will never watch it again, it's one of those films.
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  4. May 17, 2015
    5
    I'm not a Michael Bay hater, but this movie was just okay. I was interested in the movie after seeing the trailer but the beginning and theI'm not a Michael Bay hater, but this movie was just okay. I was interested in the movie after seeing the trailer but the beginning and the end just weren't what I had hoped. However I'm sure lots of people will enjoy the movie. Its not a bad movie. I didn't have big expectations for the teenage cast at first but in the end they won me over. There were some parts of the film that I really enjoyed but the ending got a little to complex for my liking. Expand
  5. Jun 14, 2015
    4
    Although I do respect that this film does acknowledge computer/electronic terminology, but this film is not great. Get ready for plot holes, aAlthough I do respect that this film does acknowledge computer/electronic terminology, but this film is not great. Get ready for plot holes, a corny love story, extended periods of uselessness, and an ending that makes no sense at all. If you're expecting something like Back To The Future or Donnie Darko, this is not the film for you. Expand
  6. Jun 9, 2015
    3
    I gave this movie a chance since I like time traveling movies. But the second a love story pop up I knew how the rest of the movie was gonnaI gave this movie a chance since I like time traveling movies. But the second a love story pop up I knew how the rest of the movie was gonna flow. They could of done something sweet with this college kids stumble on time travel concept, but it devolves into the standard teenage love story, only with time travel. If you want something on in the background while you're doing something else this is your movie. Expand
  7. May 16, 2015
    0
    Project Almanac is angsty technobabble for the first 40 minutes. The rest of the movie is a poorly written crap. The whole "amateur foundProject Almanac is angsty technobabble for the first 40 minutes. The rest of the movie is a poorly written crap. The whole "amateur found footage shaky cam" thing is just annoying and beyond played out. The visual effects are boring when there are any. I am not left not caring about anyone in this movie.

    The only people who could possibly enjoy this are millennials with ADHD.
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