Spoiler-Free Review of “The Adam Project” on Netflix: Family Friendly Time Travel Adventure

**This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!**

“Time travel exists…you just don’t know it yet.”

The Adam Project premiered on March 11th 2022 on Netflix. The sci-fi action film stars Ryan Reynolds, Jennifer Garner, Zoe Saldaña, Mark Ruffalo, Catherine Keener and Braxton Bjerken. It runs for an hour and forty-five minutes.

A time traveling pilot named Adam travels back to the year 2022 and recruits his twelve year old self to help him with his mission.

Here is the trailer:

The Adam Project is very much Back to the Future meets Flight of the Navigator with a talented cast and some heartfelt moments sprinkled in. Is it worthy of YOUR next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Genuine moments.

I actually really liked the heartfelt moments in this one. This was a story about family relationships in a lot of ways and I think that when the film took the time to actually develop these bonds, it found its strength. The performances were all genuine and Jennifer Garner really did a great job with her portrayal in particular.

Flashy entertainment.

There’s enough action to keep you invested and the movie is under two hours which helped as well. There are some flashy effects embedded into the fight scenes that make this an entertaining ride for the younger generation in particular.

The Cons:

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Not a lot of originality…

The film takes the time to make references to some time traveling films but it doesn’t really manage to do anything unique to set itself apart from them. It just felt like a mashup of all of them, which was slightly disappointing.

I also thought there was a lot of set-up in the beginning and the majority of the humor did not land for me. A lot just seemed really forced and it almost felt like they were merely phoning it in for this one…

So am I in or out?

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I’m 50/50 on this one…

This is a family friendly film and it checks off a lot of boxes you expect to see in a time travel action film, but I just wanted a lot more from it.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on The Adam Project in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!


Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl


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Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

I live in Long Island, NY. I am obsessed with TV, movies, reading and writing! My top TV shows are Lost, Breaking Bad, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Prison Break, Charmed, Veronica Mars, and Beverly Hills 90210. My dog, Honey, loves TV too!

One thought on “Spoiler-Free Review of “The Adam Project” on Netflix: Family Friendly Time Travel Adventure”

  1. I enjoyed this more than I thought but than I’m a sucker for Ryan Reynolds recently. (And that kid was so good at being essentially young Ryan Reynolds!)

    I look forward to seeing what Shaun Levy does with the next Deadpool movie!

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