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"They had to travel into the past to save the future"
  • PG-13
  • 2003
  • 1 hr 56 min
  • 5.6  (65,549)
  • 28

In the movie Timeline, 2003, a group of archaeologists and historians join forces to travel back in time to the 14th century, to retrieve their professor who has somehow become stranded. The team is headed by Professor Edward Johnston (played by Billy Connolly), who has spent decades studying a small French village and its inhabitants. When Professor Johnston disappears without a trace after making a mysterious discovery, his team of researchers led by his son, Chris Johnston (played by Paul Walker) and his colleague, Kate Ericson (played by Frances O'Connor) investigate.

After extensive study, they discover a portal that allows them to travel back in time to the year 1357, the same year that the village was under siege by a group of English soldiers. Upon arrival, the team finds themselves immediately thrown into the chaos of war-torn France. They quickly realize that their equipment and supplies are useless and that they are completely unprepared for the environment and threats they face.

Chris, Kate, and the other team members must learn to adapt and survive in the foreign and dangerous environment while trying to locate and rescue Professor Johnston. Along the way, they encounter a group of English soldiers led by Lord Oliver (played by Gerard Butler), who proves to be a formidable opponent. The team must navigate treacherous battles, unexpected alliances, and romantic entanglements to stay alive and achieve their goal.

Timeline is a thrilling adventure that combines modern technology with ancient history. The movie has a fast-paced storyline that is full of unpredictable twists and turns that keep the audience engaged and guessing. It explores themes of history, time travel, and the human experience while providing stunning visuals and thrilling action sequences.

The performances by the cast are all very solid. Billy Connolly's portrayal of the eccentric Professor Johnston stands out, as does Gerard Butler's role as the fearsome and charismatic Lord Oliver. Paul Walker delivers a solid performance as the lead, showcasing his range as an actor beyond the action and racing genres he is often associated with. The chemistry between the actors is electric, and their interactions feel natural and genuine.

Overall, Timeline is a thrilling and entertaining movie that mixes action, adventure, and historical fiction into an entertaining package. The attention to detail in the sets and costume design is impressive, creating a vivid historical atmosphere that complements the compelling storyline. It is an enjoyable watch for fans of the genre and a great introduction to the concept of time travel for those unfamiliar.

Timeline is a 2003 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 56 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6 and a MetaScore of 28.

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    5.6  (65,549)
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