A Sound of Thunder

Metascore
24

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 26
  2. Negative: 17 out of 26

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Phil Hall
    60
    A guilty pleasure diversion. Yeah, it is dumber than a bag of hair. But it is also fast, occasionally funny and genuinely entertaining in an old-fashion no-brainer manner.
  2. 50
    The ending seems predestined, and the overlong, tepid journey getting to that point isn't worth the price of admission.
  3. 50
    A Sound of Thunder may not be a success, but it loves its audience and wants us to have a great time.
  4. Reviewed by: Ryan Devlin
    50
    Summing up, yes, the effects are shockingly bad here, but the real tragedy is that this is a good story that was made into a movie by the wrong people.
  5. 50
    The movie recovers from a sluggish opening act to pack some real suspense in its second half.
  6. 40
    The barometer of the film's undoing is Burns' super-low-key performance, which starts out as a pokerfaced spoof on heroic cool, but takes a misstep more fatal than mere time travel can undo.
User Score
3.4

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 23
  2. Negative: 13 out of 23
  1. May 26, 2016
    4
    Ray Bradbury's story was brilliant, and is the very reason as to why he is so well known. However, the film adaptation had good intentions-andRay Bradbury's story was brilliant, and is the very reason as to why he is so well known. However, the film adaptation had good intentions-and efforts from both director Peter Hyams and Ed Burns. But, with a poorly written script and not so special effects, the film is nothing more than a flop. Full Review »
  2. Sep 12, 2014
    7
    The idea is great. I waited a lot from this movie - but as one might guess, I ended up a bit disappointed. At places, the surroundings in theThe idea is great. I waited a lot from this movie - but as one might guess, I ended up a bit disappointed. At places, the surroundings in the movie weren't too believable. Most of the time, I just couldn't stop thinking why they did some things as they did. The possibilities were numerous when you look at the plot, and it kind of felt like they chose the easiest way to deal with it. Or perhaps I just expected too much, who knows.

    (Jurassic Park fans: no, there aren't that many dinosaurs in this one.)
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  3. Jun 13, 2011
    1
    This movie is just bad. The acting is a joke, there are no likable characters and the special effects would make the sci-fi channel look good.This movie is just bad. The acting is a joke, there are no likable characters and the special effects would make the sci-fi channel look good. This movie took a sorta neat idea smeared a whole bunch of stupid ides and bad dialogue onto it and called it a movie. Te title doesn't even make sense. A better title would have been Stupid bad butterfly effect knock off. Don't waste your time! Full Review »