Sci-fi hijinks and a government conspiracy serve merely as window dressing for a ham-fisted message about the importance of good parenting and owning a car in high school.
-Robert K. ElderFull Review
If I were 13, I might be sufficiently entranced by the movie's bicycle stunts ... and wouldn't be wondering why ideas for science fiction films haven't progressed very far from Star Trek's first seasons all those decades ago.
-Michael AtkinsonFull Review
I thought my own watch had stopped keeping time as I slogged my way through Clockstoppers.
-Richard RoeperFull Review
An intermittently pleasing but mostly routine effort.
-Mick LaSalleFull Review
A benign but forgettable sci-fi diversion.
-Michael O'SullivanFull Review
A pleasant, if forgettable, romp of a film.
-Claudia PuigFull Review
If the director had committed to one genre rather than dropping in on many, he might have been able to pull it off.
-Daphne GordonFull Review
When 'science fiction' takes advantage of the fact that its intended audience hasn't yet had much science, it does a disservice to the audience and to the genre.
-Eli SandersFull Review
Time stands still in more ways that one in Clockstoppers, a sci-fi thriller as lazy as it is interminable.
-John MonaghanFull Review
The film doesn't have enough innovation or pizazz to attract teenagers, and it lacks the novel charm that made Spy Kids a surprising winner with both adults and younger audiences.
-Loren KingFull Review
OK, kid-friendly sci-fi.
There's a scientific law to be discerned here that producers would be well to heed: Mediocre movies start to drag as soon as the action speeds up; when the explosions start, they fall to pieces.
-Liam LaceyFull Review
Impressive sci-fi effects and cute actors can't save a trite, safe teen flick that should please Joe Lieberman.
-Damien CaveFull Review
The movie has been produced by Nickelodeon, and will no doubt satisfy its intended audience enormously ... Unlike Spy Kids or Big Fat Liar, it offers few consolations for parents and older brothers and sisters.
-Roger EbertFull Review
See Clockstoppers if you have nothing better to do with 94 minutes. But be warned, you too may feel time has decided to stand still. Or that the battery on your watch has died.
A competent, unpretentious entertainment destined to fill the after-school slot at shopping mall theaters across the country.
-Dave KehrFull Review
This is escapist, science-fiction fun, with a little relativity theory thrown in. And it should work just fine for the pre-teen crowd.
-Nancy ChurninFull Review
Clockstoppers has nothing to offer but its one meager technological trick, and before you know it, the trick disappears.
-Owen GleibermanFull Review
This is a prime example of a movie that is convinced that a little action, a pair of good-looking protagonists, and an intriguing concept will result in a box office success.
-James BerardinelliFull Review
The plot grinds on with yawn-provoking dullness.
Fun action comedy with nifty special effects.
-Nell MinowFull Review
Absurda, mas divertida, a premissa confere um certo grau de interesse ao filme, que ainda se beneficia do tom adolescente descompromissado.
However it may please those who love movies that blare with pop songs, young science fiction fans will stomp away in disgust.