Time Changer

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5.21 h 37 min2002PG
The year is 1890 and Bible Professor Russell Carlisle has written a new book that one of his colleagues, Dr. Norris Anderson, has a "difficulty with something". Dr. Anderson believes what Carlisle has written could greatly affect future generations. Using a secret time machine, Anderson sends Carlisle over 100 years into the future, offering him a glimpse of where his beliefs will lead.
Directors
Rich Christiano
Starring
D. David MorinGavin MacLeodHal Linden
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DramaFaith and SpiritualityScience Fiction
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English [CC]
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English
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Jennifer O'Neil
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Five & Two Pictures / Christiano Film Group
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PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
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Jessica B.Reviewed in the United States on August 6, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Necessary Film For All To See!
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Such a great movie for all to see! 7 STARS :-D This movie speaks about the truth and authority of Jesus Christ and the power in using His name. God has not given us another name under the Heavens by which we should call upon to be saved other than Jesus (Yeshua)- Acts 4:12. So when it comes to sharing the Word of God and His teachings we must do so with giving Him all the glory. He's so worth it! I wholeheartedly agree to this standard and command. The Holy Spirit comes to guide us into all Truth and exalt Jesus Christ and His teachings and also convict the world of sin, God's righteousness and judgement. If those those things are not being done.. then its not the Holy Spirit. Salvation is of the Lord and only He can change the heart and mindsets of His people.
8 people found this helpful
ToddReviewed in the United States on October 3, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
We loved it!
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There's absolutely so much to enjoy and greatness about this movie, it would take too much to write. The many great actors in the cast and the script are well done indeed. A little bit of awkwardness in how the professor who goes into the future acts like he did not encounter the same things from his own time, is a weak spot, but just allow it on the 2 or 3 occasions it happens and don't fret about it overly much.

One of the lines I thought superb was (not sure I can remember it word for word) "The Lord will not save those whom He cannot command." Deep thought and meaning in that line.

Watch it and enjoy it!
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DannielleReviewed in the United States on September 11, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Back to the Future Meets God's Not Dead
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This movie was pretty good for how cheesy it was. You can't expect much from Christian movies as they are usually heavy-handed with the message and include over-the-top dramatic situations and eye-roll worthy quotes with lame acting. Surprisingly, this movie wasn't as cringey as I thought it would be, but I still wish someone would have let me go over the script and edit a few lines before the producers okayed the cameras to start rolling. Nevertheless, it was one of the best Christian films I've seen.
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Steve ScottReviewed in the United States on May 29, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Demonstrates that morality without the Author of morality becomes immorality.
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RECOMMENDED!
SPOILER:

It seemed, at first, that the personality of the main character was being drawn too harshly, but the contrast was necessary to show the depth of his conversion as well as to mimic last days "believers."
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Greg RozenskiReviewed in the United States on April 13, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
A wonderful Christian Si-Fi experiance.
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I found "Time Changer" to be a wonderfully entertaining experience. There are some actors most people will recognize which helps make the movie not seem like just another direct to video attempt at storytelling. The storyline is a fanciful look at how someone from the 1890s may have perceived modern culture. It also is a good reminder for the Christian on how important it is to look at the Holy Scriptures seriously and reflect that in our behavior.

I did find some of the points in the plot to be more focused on works-based salvation rather than grace. This was not a major issue though when you realize that it can be difficult for some to explain Christian morality and its relation to salvation. Again, this was a minor point and should not detract from the storyline nor discourage anyone from watching. I only point it out because this may be a question for younger people or newer Christians.

The ending was very good at causing the viewer to ponder the imminent coming of Jesus Christ. It does not do so in a pushy way. It is just a creative angle to make one think about the way times are changing and where it appears society is heading.
Kit RamosReviewed in the United States on May 27, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
the idea is great, the executation not so much.
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so this theology professor at a bible college back in the start of the 1900's thinks there's a way to Teach absolute morals with out a divine creator. a Friend talks him into trying out this steampunk inspired gadget saying it can send him back to the future, but there's no flux capacitors or high powered steam trains or even a hoverboard in sight.
instead he was sent to "Present Day" 1990's to witness how everyone still believes they are moral but what is considered moral has shifted and things have majorly went downhill. He's also made to hold the idiot ball way more then he should even considering where he's from, and at least two scenes he goes and buts into other people's business in a way I think would of been just as rude, and ineffective of a thing to do even back in his time as it was in the present day so he really should of known it wasn't going to work. There's also a scene towards the end, where he ends up getting invited to speak at this church once they found out he was a bible scholar. He gives a fairly good speech about the importance of having a real relationship with Jesus and not just paying him lip service as he'll know and won't be pleased. and by the end they have it look like the message is starting to sink in to the crowd. But does this pastor do what I've seen every other pastor do in a similar situation, because it makes so much logical sense? no, instead of doing an altar call so if anyone was actually moved by that speech they could get the help they wanted/needed to get that real relationship started off properly. no instead the pastor acted as if he just was talking crazy talk and he wasn't able to cut him off sooner for some reason and trys to get people distracted with something else in a way you can tell he was clearly scrambling to get a diversion up quickly as if people had to think about that to much they'd just quit.

The movie ends with the guy revising his theory, and wondering just how long humanity does have before the world ends. and asks the Science guy how far in the future can he send things in a way that suggests they could figure out when the world would end by figuring out far in the future you could send something. And the Science guy getting to work on finding out as our scholar guy leaves acting in a way that would suggest he believes too that figuring out the end of the time can be figure out by trying to send something as far in the future as he can. with out realizing the obvious, that even if he knows the furthest point in the future the machine could send something that doesn't mean that point is just before the end of time just the limits of that machine.

so really a lot of the points I feel the movie is trying to make come off as ham handed at best, and while it's got it's good parts most of it plods along as a slow rate, and trys to make him run into various problems so you can see him fly off the handle going "ahh that's so bad."
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on September 24, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
A very good way to prove an important point
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I had no idea what to expect with this movie. We enjoyed watching it. I was surprised at seeing Gavin McCloud and Hal Linden plus others staring in it. That it is a time travel setting had me curious. A leading group of men in a seminary c. 1890 have reviewed one professor's manuscript for the purpose of their recommendation to be published. One man disagrees and warns the author not not publish it because of one thing he wrote. This sets the group into motion in disagreements. The man who tries to admonish the author has a way to travel back in time where the young author arrives in our time. I know I've said many times that I wonder what I would think about our world if I came directly here from c. 1970, or go back directly from here to c. 1970. This movie does does that, and makes a very good point of the conflict pointed out by one man. And the ending puts an exclamation mark on time.
4 people found this helpful
C. KarnsReviewed in the United States on January 2, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Beware: you are entering a totally different culture
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This movie asserts that we should all go back to living strict Puritan lives -- as if everything in the 1890s was perfect. There was more than one sermon in the movie on repentance -- we should rely on scripture as the final authority of everything and give up our evil ways. The movie industry is to blame as we have just slowly adapted to accepting sin.

We watched it all the way through because we just couldn't believe it. This is truly a Trump culture movie (I imagine), because it certainly didn't belong in the current progressive Christian culture I live in. All can say is I wouldn't have believed it had I not seen it. Wow.
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