Review: Pretentious sci-fi noir '7 Splinters in Time' overreaches

As all the versions of Darius, Ballerini is too bland and blank to hold our attention, and he fails to ground the film with any emotion. Instead, “7 Splinters in Time” tries to be an intellectual exercise, quoting T.S. Eliot, James Joyce and Søren Kierkegaard. When it employs original dialogue, the messy results sound like a stronger script was put through a blender and blindly reassembled.