starring Jesse Bradford, French Stewart, Paula Garcés, Michael Biehn
screenplay by Rob Hedden and J. David Stem & David N. Weiss
directed by Jonathan Frakes
by Walter Chaw Taking for granted that it won't make any kind of scientific sense, Clockstoppers doesn't even have internal coherence. It is a mess by committee listing no fewer than four writing credits and possessing at least that many logy regurgitated premises in its mercifully brief (but still bloated) running time. Clockstoppers is the offspring of a fifth season "Twilight Zone" episode called "A Kind of Stopwatch", in addition to the mid-Eighties teen whiz kid romantic comedy adventures WarGames, The Philadelphia Experiment, Back to the Future, and Zapped!: it robs from each entire scenes while trying unsuccessfully to blend in a long sequence showcasing DJ's and raves, the inexplicable teen movements du jour. The only thing that Clockstoppers doesn't seem to have borrowed from its predecessors is a sense of humour and a kernel of intelligence.