The Butterfly Effect - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Butterfly Effect Reviews

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Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies
January 17, 2016
The movie tries to be too visceral, and it just comes out as being repugnant
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Ouch. Ouch. Ouch. So very bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
It's a pretty dumb and utterly pretentious jumbled drama that is never sure what it's trying to say, or what in fact it means.
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
January 31, 2008
Tries hard to be affecting and mind-blowing, and sometimes it comes close.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
November 18, 2005
More like "The Gag Reflex."
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Luke Y. Thompson
LYTRules.com
January 16, 2005
this is exactly the sort of movie I like to see.
December 16, 2004
Assez bien dans l'ensemble, mais la fascinante prémise n'est jamais vraiment exploité à sa hauteur.
| Original Score: B-
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 14, 2004
Despite a fairly upbeat ending, the ugly images dominate the film with the time/reality plot a bloody nose afterthought.
Full Review| Original Score: C-
Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)
September 24, 2004
Cool theories...don't necessarily guarantee good stories...[even if Ashton Kutcher] is repeatedly punk'd by the space-time continuum.
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
August 10, 2004
Walks a super-thin line between horrific believability and hilarious unbelievability.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
July 16, 2004
One of the most thoughtful films of 2004.
| Original Score: A-
Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian
July 5, 2004
Dumb fun, thy name is Ashton.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
June 16, 2004
Pena que a dupla de roteiristas não pôde realizar façanha semelhante à do herói e voltar no tempo a fim de rever suas decisões: o último ato do filme merecia uma nova chance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alex Ramirez
Cinenganos
June 7, 2004
Una vez que creemos que el viaje es posible, podemos pasar a disfrutar por completo las secuencias.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Tom Grealis
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
May 10, 2004
If you want plot twists and mind-bending, just stick to 'The Usual Suspects' and 'Memento'
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
April 16, 2004
a true original - and while it quite possibly contains as many holes as its protagonist's memory, half the fun is finding your way through them.
April 13, 2004
Lobotomised entertainment that's dark, violent, and hilariously dumb.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 9, 2004
An exercise in ponderous gloom and doom.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
March 16, 2004
Scary and disturbing, but also somewhat simple-minded and repetitive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Oz
eFilmCritic.com
March 3, 2004
The Butterfly Effect isn't Citizen Kane, but it is far and away the best teen film that I've seen since Ghostworld... Kutcher or not.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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