The Butterfly Effect
The Butterfly Effect (2004)

Final Destination 2 screenwriters Eric Bress and J. Mackye Gruber make their directorial debut with the sci-fi thriller The Butterfly Effect. Evan Treborn (Ashton Kutcher with facial hair) wants to free himself from his disturbing childhood… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: July 20, 2007
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33%
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81%



Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The premise is intriguing, but it's placed in the service of an overwrought and tasteless thriller.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Nothing can save this repetitive bore. Dude, where's your memory?

Michael Agger
Slate

It's as if [Kutcher] decided that he would prove himself as a dramatic actor by trying out every clichéd serious role in the history of cinema.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Ouch. Ouch. Ouch. So very bad.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

Not one second of this bilge makes a lick of sense.

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Charles Taylor
Salon.com

It's one of the most unpleasant Hollywood films in some time.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

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.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Kutcher is the wrong actor to anchor a psychological freak-out.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

A flawed but serviceable thriller.

Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

Tries hard to be affecting and mind-blowing, and sometimes it comes close.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
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xGary Xx
A boy suffering from memory lapses is diagnosed with a hereditary mental illness but later in life learns he is capable of revisiting previous moments in his… More
Apeneck Fletcher
Built on one laughable implausibility after another this is a dark work that begs the recycle container ... but go along with what's unbelievable for a… More
Letitia Lew
Intense. The multiple stories were legitimately interesting but I couldn't take Ashton Kutcher seriously. Fortunately, I was watching this movie in good… More
Greg S
A college student discovers he can go back in time and alter past events, but every change he makes brings about tragic unintended consequences in the new… More
Albert Kim
Entertaining, but that's about it. Unmemorable. With a thriller and a premise like this, it should've been more memorable

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