A Sound of Thunder
A Sound of Thunder (2005)

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… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 2, 2005
DVD Release Date: March 28, 2006
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Critic Score: 6% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Choppy logic and uneven performances are overshadowed by not-so-special effects that makes the suspension of disbelief a nearly impossible task.

Tasha Robinson
AV Club

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.

Joshua Land
Village Voice

The movie's most political aspect may be its quaint respect for the basic principles of evolution.

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Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

This film deserves a gold plaque in the plague of summer stink bombs. . .

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F.X. Feeney
L.A. Weekly

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.

Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

Many video games look more authentic than this.

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Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia

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.

Scott Brown
Entertainment Weekly

So perfect in its awfulness, it makes one seriously consider a theory of unintelligent design.

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Judy Chia Hui Hsu
Seattle Times

An exciting, uneven thriller that explores the ripple effect of altering one tiny moment in the distant past.

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Steve Biodrowski

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 18% Flixster User Reviews
Mike S
Hilariously bad! Has some of the worst CGI effects I've ever seen and some animations are even repeated as if no one would notice. The people behind this… More
Luke Baldock
There's a lot of hate directed towards this film and it is mostly understandable. Granted, the effects are, at times, atrocious. The street scenes and cars… More
Wahida K
Some Rules Should Never Be Broken.
Film Crazy
i thought this was an ok film with a different storyline thats reli quite clever and watchable
vieras esine
This could have been so much better.
Derek A
Perfect example of a great concept, but horrible execution. The special effects reminded me of something from the early 90's. The acting was atrocious...… More