Black Butterfly Reviews

September 3, 2020
Constantly plays like a film that thinks it's much smarter than it really is.
October 31, 2018
Black Butterfly would've be a modest but effective thriller had its creative team not attempted to get too clever.
December 29, 2017
There's a lot of material here for a tidy little thriller, but Goodman and screenwriters Justin Stanley and Marc Frydman don't seem to know how to stick the landing.
November 30, 2017
Banderas should be in a real King adaptation, not a paraphrase of one.
June 2, 2017
Thanks to smart casting and fine use of chilly, damp mountain locations, this "B"-level thriller packs enough of a punch -- and has enough surprises up its sleeve -- to make it worth a look.
June 1, 2017
This would not be a thriller without revelations and the film has some good reveals, but the final surprise almost ruins the movie, because it feels like a "twist" for no particular reason.
May 30, 2017
'Black Butterfly' offers thrills and nerve-wracking excitement as well as strong performances by its excellent co-stars.
May 29, 2017
A riveting whodunit spoiled somewhat by a rabbit-out-of-the-hat resolution.
May 26, 2017
Black Butterfly [is] a strong, if still somewhat vexing, thriller I'm glad I took the time to watch.
May 26, 2017
A charmless, nonsensical thriller that doubles as a hack screenwriter's wet dream, filled to the brim with faux-insights that wouldn't impress even the most inattentive college freshmen.
May 26, 2017
Three stars! Well played! But wait, there's one more scene. Look children - it's a falling star.
May 26, 2017
It's modestly compelling for a while, with some solid genre touches, before the screenplay flies off the rails in the second half as the twists become more implausible.
May 25, 2017
It doesn't make much sense up until [the third act], and once we do have an understanding of what was happening ... suddenly things stop making sense in a different way.
May 25, 2017
Black Butterfly plays as little more than the act of snickering adolescents toying with their audience, complete with an insulting final scene that confirms the film as a total waste of time.
May 25, 2017
Thanks to tight direction by Brian Goodman and lively performances from Antonio Banderas and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, the film's engaging even when it's ridiculous.
May 24, 2017
Likely to divide audience with its twists and turns, but it's rarely dull, perhaps best appreciated as a higher minded exploitation effort than a brain-bleeder with occasionally iffy working parts.
May 23, 2017
A weak, uninspired thriller, offering a frustrating and implausible twist instead of anything in the way of tension.
May 23, 2017
Relatively entertaining and well-acted until one twist too many. at the very end.
May 23, 2017
Black Butterfly's undercooked and incoherent turn of events attempt to stupefy us into mistaking its deeply flawed internal logic for ingenuity.
May 22, 2017
None of it is earth-shattering, but Goodman gives it muscle and makes it work.