Had other filmmakers followed its example this might've become a key cinematic text; as it stands it's more an interesting curio. Enlivened by the then-nascent digital 'revolution', Figgis crafts an experiment in real-time, multi-frame storytelling that is genuinely exhilarating. Unfortunately it's used in the service of a generic Hollywood satire, both narcissistic & smug. If only content had been as daring as form.
Figgis' ambitious four-frame, multi-story, one-take, continuous, interlapping, real-time, conceptual piece. Hit and miss, but the stellar cast bring a seasoned semi-improvised flair to each set-piece scene.
Mike Figgis' interesting cinematic experiment surprisingly works more often than you'd think it would. Though some storylines are far more interesting than others, it actually works best as a offbeat satire of Hollywood. The novelty gets old pretty fast. Awkwardly paced - plodding along much of the time - this film is a lot more interesting than good.
For better or worse, the word "interesting" is almost impossible to evade when writing about Timecode. With that said, I must say that this is an "interesting" film in every positive sense of the term. A cinematic quartet that experiments with visual and dramatic counterpoint, and even admits with metafictional parody its own experimental "interesting-ness".
Très bonne expérience que ce film divisé en quatre écrans, la mise en scène quasi-théâtrale est très juste et les acteurs - qui improvisent - son assez bons dans cet exercice. C'était assez couillu, bien qu'un peu ennuyeux, mais ça en valait la peine.