‘An ambitious premise and style.’

—Kimber Myers, The LA Times

‘I saw touches of Eraserhead, Twelve Monkeys, Mad Max, City of Lost Children … ‘

—Robert Emmett, KFJC’s “Thoughtline”

‘One of the better time travel stories out there.’

—Greg Wheeler, The Review Geek

‘The look of this film is exceptional … an auspicious venture into the world of SF, and an impressive first feature. The strange cityscapes, with their buildings that look like exploded hypercubes, the lighting and set-ups, the dramatic shots are all impressive …’

—Mark Cole, Rivets on the Poster


—Alex Billington, First Showing

‘[A] mindbending, time-wrinkling film … If Primer is a master’s thesis in temporal mechanics and determinism, then 7 Splinters in Time is free jazz, and Judet-Weinshel finds echoes and frequencies in the form and the content … In its culture mash-up, 7 Splinters is not steampunk, it’s steam beat poetry … That sums up Judet-Weinshel’s method: find the most beautiful parts of other jigsaw puzzles, and somehow find the ways to make them fit into something new.’

—Richard Whittaker, The Austin Chronicle

‘Ballerini does a fantastic job … Bizarre … compelling … Rises above the heap of indie efforts … well-written … A daring approach … the payoff is worth it … while centrally in the realm of Sci-Fi, it is much deeper and more emotional … a film that is for the thinking viewer.’

—Cryptic Rock

“7 Splinters in Time melds bits and pieces of Eraserhead, Blade Runner, 12 Monkeys, Dark City and Looper … George Nicholas’ dynamic cinematography … conjures … [a] dreamy mood.’

—Nick Shager, Variety

‘ … vividly nightmarish … Greg Bennick is excellent as the hyperkinetic mystery figure Luka. Lynn Cohen is a howl as the salty curmudgeon Babs … plenty of eye candy and sometimes there’s the feeling of Fellini on Dexedrine.’

—Scott Strickland, The Movie Gourmet

‘This movie knows absolutely what it’s doing … writer/director Gabriel Judet-Weinshel has crafted a thriller with the DNA of several great artists before him … 7 Splinters in Time will unnerve you with a power of its own. It’s as if David Lynch and Terry Gilliam had a love child.’

—Derek McCaw, Fanboy Planet