A Sound of Thunder Reviews

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Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia
November 7, 2012

The film's temporal ineptitude would give Doc Brown a seizure, suggesting that an evolutionary mishap alters some creatures but conveniently leaves our bland heroes -- and Ben Kingsley's silly wig -- completely unchanged.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Steve Biodrowski
Cinefantastique
May 12, 2009

Based on the Ray Bradbury short story of the same name, this is a colassal disapopintment - unworthy of the memorable source material.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009

The special effects are on par with a basic film you'd see about a giant squid on the Sci-Fi Channel, and the story is just as boring.

Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today
October 11, 2006

The film is full of rumbling sounds that will make your innards tremble (at least in some theaters). But that's about all it has going for it.

| Original Score: 1.5/4
Helen OHara
Empire Magazine
September 2, 2006

Good idea unsuccessfully realised with Ed Burns doing his best.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006

A catastrophe of bad acting, ludicrous science and conspicuously cheap special effects that can't even follow its own internal logic from one scene to the next.

Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Bob Grimm
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006

A remarkably bad film.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
April 10, 2006

There's plenty of room to poke holes in the premise, but folks willing to suspend disbelief can still have a good time.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
March 27, 2006

About the best that can be said for it is that it might be appreciated ages hence as purest camp. Frankly, I'm not willing to wait around long enough to find out.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
February 11, 2006

As a time-travel story, A Sound of Thunder doesn't exactly rewrite genre history; rather, it's an authentic blast from the past, an unpretentious B-movie.

Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
February 5, 2006

A interessantíssima premissa é desperdiçada pelo roteiro capenga, as atuações sem vida, os efeitos visuais constrangedores e pela direção surpreendentemente amadora de Hyams.

| Original Score: 2/5
Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton
Dread Central
February 1, 2006

Is A Sound of Thunder a great movie? Not even close.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
November 12, 2005

This film will be a real disappointment for its lack of logic and even the misunderstanding of the original story.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Rex Roberts
Film Journal International
October 6, 2005

Ed Burns, Catherine McCormack and Ben Kingsley aren't aiming for Oscars, or even accolades, with their performances, but their choices make this over-budgeted B-movie fun to watch.

Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
September 29, 2005

Lobotomized from a Ray Bradbury short story, A Sound of Thunder stars Edward Burns as a scientist (insert raucous laughter here)...

Tasha Robinson
AV Club
Top Critic
September 26, 2005

At the risk of making an overly broad and limiting generalization, it's generally wise to make sure an action movie's plot has actually kicked into gear by the time the first hour has elapsed.

Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
September 24, 2005

It's somehow refreshing to know that the spirit, if not the flesh, of Edward D. Wood Jr. lives on.

Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
James Rocchi
Netflix
September 15, 2005

Bradbury-inspired time-travel sci-fi flick is bad, boring and bland -- in every possible way.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
September 13, 2005

There's very little in this Jurassic dork of a movie that works.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com
September 10, 2005

I do not think science works the way they think it works.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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