A Sound of Thunder
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A seemingly insignificant act may cause the fabric of history to unravel in this sci-fi adventure. Charles Hatton (Ben Kingsley) owns and operates a successful firm known as Time Safari. Thanks to time travel technology developed by Hatton's employee Sonia Rand (Catherine McCormack), Time Safari allows big game hunters to journey back to prehistoric days and shoot living, breathing dinosaurs. Rand picks out the dinosaur in question, who is soon to die, and creates a floating walkway for the hunters, so the impact of their presence will not be felt by the land around them. But on one… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 6%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Tasha Robinson, AV Club
"The movie's most political aspect may be its quaint respect for the basic principles of evolution."
‑ Joshua Land, Village Voice
"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."
‑ Luke Goodsell, Empire Magazine Australasia
"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."
‑ Peter T. Chattaway, Christianity Today
"A remarkably bad film."
‑ Bob Grimm, Sacramento News & Review
"The barometer of the film's undoing is Burns's super low-key performance, which starts out as a poker-faced spoof on heroic cool, but takes a misstep more fatal than mere time-travel can undo."
‑ F.X. Feeney, L.A. Weekly
"Many video games look more authentic than this."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"Based on the Ray Bradbury short story of the same name, this is a colassal disapopintment - unworthy of the memorable source material."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, Cinefantastique
"Good idea unsuccessfully realised with Ed Burns doing his best."
‑ Helen OHara, Empire Magazine
"There's plenty of room to poke holes in the premise, but folks willing to suspend disbelief can still have a good time."
‑ Forrest Hartman, Reno Gazette-Journal
"So perfect in its awfulness, it makes one seriously consider a theory of unintelligent design."
‑ Scott Brown, Entertainment Weekly
"An exciting, uneven thriller that explores the ripple effect of altering one tiny moment in the distant past."
‑ Judy Chia Hui Hsu, Seattle Times
"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."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"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."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"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."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
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