Entertainment Weekly - 02/17/1995
"...Charming comedy, disarming romance, feverish suspense, and genuine tragedy..." -- Rating: B+
New York Times - 09/28/1979
USA Today - 04/13/2004
"[A]n appropriately grisly cross between THE TIME MACHINE and AMERICA'S MOST WANTED..."
New York Times - 09/12/2008
"Nicholas Meyer's 1979 time-travel fantasy has a terrific premise....The painted backdrops of Big Ben, the sets of London streets with fog machines working overtime make everything look gloomy and mysterious, all have a quaintness that's very pleasing."
H. G. Wells follows Jack the Ripper in a time machine from 19th century England to San Francisco. Good performance by Mary Steenburgen as the woman who befriends Wells.
Victorian Brits H.G. Wells and Jack the Ripper travel through time into late 70s San Francisco. While the author marvels at this Utopian Eden, the psycho killer discovers his spiritual home -- and goes out searching for his next victim.
Based On A Novel |
Love Story |
Theatrical Release |
This was director Nicholas Meyer's first feature film.