7 Splinters In Time

 (45)3.41 h 15 min201813+
Investigating a murder, a detective is shocked to discover that the victim has a body identical to his own. As he discovers multiple versions of himself, he comes to the terrifying realization that not all of them are friendly.
Directors
Gabriel Judet-Weinshel
Starring
Edoardo BalleriniGreg BennickAustin Pendleton
Genres
Science FictionSuspenseFantasy
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English [CC]
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English
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Supporting actors
Al SapienzaLynn Cohen
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Isen RobbinsAimee SchoofGill HollandEdoardo BalleriniGabriel Judet-WeinshelGeorge NicholasTy WalkerTrevor Crafts
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Gravitas Ventures
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3.1 out of 5 stars

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Art S.Reviewed in the United States on October 10, 2020
3.0 out of 5 starsLemmy Caution You About This Film...
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Yes, the movie is confusing and I'm not sure it all hangs together. But the savvy viewer will see plenty of homages throughout 7 Splinters In Time, chief among them is the dystopian, sci-fi, neo-noir film Alphaville by Godard, complete with a name-check stenciled on one of the huge building structures that loom in the movie. If you stretch your imagination, you might not be blamed for seeing notes of Max Headroom, Eraserhead, Brazil, Twin Peaks, The Matrix and other Dadaist distractions to keep you busy while trying to navigate the Byzantine plot. The Darius/Daniel character was drawn to be a little too callow for my taste, Luka provides the occasional comic relief, the young female roles didn't have a chance with this script, but Babs and The Librarian nearly steal the show with their understated yet reassuring presences. It's not for everyone but the adventurist movie mind will take the road trip and see where it leads.
6 people found this helpful
ASLCatReviewed in the United States on December 13, 2020
1.0 out of 5 starsA student film at best
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What's to like here? Not much. The acting is poor - everyone is so wooden. The whole thing looks like it was shot in one take with actors who haven't ever been on film before. The sets are mismatched and bizarre, and the story is jumbled garbage up until about the 3/4 mark.

The story concept and the approach have promise - when it finally gets to the end the plot and story elements are positively straight out of a Philip K. Dick novel (and his actual work, not the hyper-sensationalized stuff that has ended up in big movies). The problem is that unlike Brazil and some of the other comparisons made in the reviews, there's no early story to draw you in and make you feel any empathy for the actors. On top of that, the cinematography and the acting are so bad, that you spend the first 30 minutes of the film distracted. I only got the end because after wasting 30 minutes, I spite-watched the rest just to see if a story would ever emerge.

Last bit here, as you watch, count all of the incomplete subplots (there's at least one for every character). You won't feel satisfied, but it will help pass the time.
8 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on December 22, 2020
4.0 out of 5 starsHoag's object - Peering through his eyes on helpless souls
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In the 2nd world of Chaos, after the beings were separated. He took on the challenge to unite them with One object. Like a shimmering Orb, it would contain the eye's recollection of all things. And so in this world, he saw the beings as clinging unto their objects. Stuck in repeated cycles, harming themselves, as the fabric of Time was woven, current of life moving forward, yet these people remained in the Past. When they died, they spoke to him and the orb, blaming him, praising him, begging him. But he could not explain to them, what was hidden behind the eye, for the four realms that they existed in were interlinked, and so only through dreams could they gain the insight.

Here on Earth, he took another challenge, to unify. Only the orb of the past remained as ghosts, with the people lost in sights not here. Some realized, gained fortune and wealth, pedigree A. But he could not balance it, for the others remained on tier 2, of concrete, height, with no horizon and no depth perception. They saw the world as a box, a cage, a social mechanism with gears.

He lost the world, and the people, he needed to drain the eye for the orb did not work. Divided the people were, blaming Heaven, blaming the world, blaming Trump. He needed the separation, to bind them again, and unify with a new word. This time, it wasn't progression, it wasn't evolution, and it wasn't peace. Honor, he felt the need to prove, to himself, with the complexity of a lost race, a distant touch. So he let it still, watched it from afar, until inspiration can sweep his knees towards the right direction.
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Robert AlvarezReviewed in the United States on January 10, 2021
3.0 out of 5 starsThere is a lot going on here
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First, let me state that one of my closest friends usually gives a movie an frequent rating of 6.,5. I call her the "tough critic." When I almost never watched motion pictures, I would call myself the "easy critic," and gave virtually every motion picture I watched a 10.

Interestingly enough, after I began watching more movies, I began being tougher in my ratings.

That being said, as much as I LOVE time travel/parallel universe themes in my Sci-Fi movies, and as much as I wanted to enjoy this more, I wound up enjoying it less.

There are some good elements to "7 Splinters in Time," but not that many.

The beginning seems a bit convoluted, but the middle is definitely hard to follow. Well, I found it hard to follow.

The end became very clear, and I found enjoyable.

I might watch this movie more than once, but not for a while. And I doubt I would watch it more than once, too.

Aside from that, I enjoyed the cinematography, and some of the characters had a creepiness to them that I found entertaining. It also impressed me that the funding for this movie came through a crowdfunding page, and that kind of initiative and ambition always impresses me.

Truly, I wish I could give this a better rating and review, and I really wish I had enjoyed it more.
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LewisOneReviewed in the United States on December 12, 2020
5.0 out of 5 starsWhat did I just watch???
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This was quite the movie.

It was incredibly artsy, very clever storyline, and a good exciting ride. The actors were well placed and such talent.

I really liked the crazy friend who locked himself inside the room and watched tv, paranoid that someone was after him. I also thought the mad scientist was a great character. I wold love to see a sequal or a mini series of this concept, it was an original concept that deserves more of an insight.

For sure had a 12 Monkeys Vibe to it. Will watch again for sure.
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That ACPress GuyReviewed in the United States on May 17, 2021
5.0 out of 5 starsSurprisingly Satisfying With A Great Ensemble Of Actors.
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There are dozens of time travel movies out there and most are OK to watch, with few as entertaining as "The Butterfly Effect" and a few, such as "Fate" with a good story and fair cast that just leave it "OK."

This one defies all the stereotypes and would be a complete muddle if it were not for a largely seasoned cast expertly directed and a sprinkling throughout of memorable lines.

Visual effects help to enhance what the main character is dealing with and each actor is given space to shine in their respective roles.

This ain't Time Cop or 12 Monkeys. It has an art house feel to it, but again the actors carry it very well. I liked it so much that I bought it after watching it for free.
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MaceoReviewed in the United States on July 21, 2020
5.0 out of 5 starsWholly unique and artfully crafted!
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This is a mesmerizing film that feels tastefully inspired by classic films like Memento, The Matrix and Brazil, but it is also entirely original and delightfully ambitious. From the captivating cast to the powerful visuals (the cinematography and VFX are fantastic), 7 Splinters in Time will keep you engaged and seeking answers through the entire viewing experience. It also flies by at a lean 75 mins.

In an age when most mainstream films feel formulaic and cookie-cutter, it's truly refreshing to watch a film like this one take risks. Great world building and complex storytelling also help to keep the viewer immersed. Do yourself a favor and check out this remarkable indie film!
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kevinReviewed in the United States on May 14, 2021
1.0 out of 5 starsConfusing and not in a good way...
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Just a very bad and confusing film. Very disjointed scenes, which only make sense when explained by a character at the end. That's just bad writing. The character also just goes along with the story, not really figuring anything out on his own, which is the kiss of death for amateurs writers such as this. Let the audience try to figure out the plot, don't just give them confusing scenes that make no sense, and then try to lazily explain it at the end. Film was highly stylized, which I didn't mind. Main character was so badly written as well as his love interest. No character development. I wouldn't be surprised if the director and writer never work again.
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