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Project Almanac Reviews

January 21, 2016
The genre dramatizes the identity formation that goes on during the digital technology-glutted adolescent years, which are filled with screens and captured images, whether from smartphones, cameras, vlogging, or pictures on social media.
March 9, 2015
Enough already with the "found footage" movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 6, 2015
The 106 minutes between the opening scene and the end credits still feels like an eternity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
February 27, 2015
[It] is a "found footage" movie. This gimmick may have run its course: not only does Israelite use the method inconsistently, he never shows why it's needed to tell this particular story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 20, 2015
Dean Israelite's time-travel drama is hampered by its own found-footage conceit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 19, 2015
Group chemistry is moderately diverting but story offerings are as scanty as the shorts and skirts sported by the female leads.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
February 5, 2015
The premise has been done to death, but screenwriters Andrew Stark and Jason Pagan give it a fresh and pleasant spin by using it as a vehicle for adolescent wish fulfillment
February 2, 2015
Ugly, unfocused photography makes it impossible to enjoy the film beyond its theoretical novelty.
January 31, 2015
The premise, which initially has a certain interior logic, grows implausible and then nonsensical.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 30, 2015
Maybe it will work better on home video where unrestrained camera movement is less likely to provoke nausea but it certainly doesn't work on a big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 30, 2015
On the whole, this is a good B-movie that hits it modest marks.
January 30, 2015
The time has come to finally tell the found-footage genre to get lost. Just pick up your unsteady handheld camera and go already.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 30, 2015
[It] could have been a lot worse.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 30, 2015
Youth is wasted on the young, and apparently time machines are as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 30, 2015
Lesson learned: time travel is difficult, but making it work on screen is even harder.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 29, 2015
Self-awareness doesn't save the film from fizzling.
January 29, 2015
Bizarre camerawork and that laziest of all plot devices, the stash of found footage, soon slots it in the "unrealized potential" category.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 29, 2015
"Project Almanac" feels like a leap backward.
January 29, 2015
How about a moratorium on the found-footage genre? What was once fresh and innovative now is tired and overdone.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 29, 2015
I found it hard to care about anybody, when I wasn't too busy trying not to get sick anyway.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 29, 2015
Along the way Almanac is forced to cheat so much with its ostensibly self-shot material that one has to ask why the format was chosen.
January 29, 2015
Every generation gets the time travel it deserves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 29, 2015
The found-footage technique is aimed at teens, but surely they're smart enough to see through the thin characters and skimpy story. An almost-enjoyable throwaway.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 29, 2015
Step back a step from "Almanac," and the whole thing seems beyond absurd. But while it's playing, you can kind of buy what it's selling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 29, 2015
What have we done to deserve another found-footage movie?
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 28, 2015
Despite the uncomfortable sexism and altogether predictable nature of the film, I'd be lying if I said it wasn't modestly entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 28, 2015
Project Almanac has enough heart and brains to keep it steady even as the camera isn't, and its wires-and-widgets variation on "The Monkey's Paw" is very much informed and improved by the charm and capabilities of its young cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 28, 2015
A time-travel premise goes nowhere fast in this latest take on the increasingly tired found-footage genre.