‘[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

‘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

‘ … 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

“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

‘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

‘An ambitious premise and style.’

—Kimber Myers, The LA Times

‘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

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

—Greg Wheeler, The Review Geek

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

—Robert Emmett, KFJC’s “Thoughtline”