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3.3

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 36
  2. Negative: 21 out of 36
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  1. Sam
    Dec 10, 2006
    5
    Perhaps if the special effects weren't so subliminaly awful and actually attempted to look like something other than atrocioius claymation, we could have had a decent movie.
  2. ChadS.
    Sep 4, 2005
    6
    Lovers of bad movies rejoice, "Battlefield Earth" finally has somebody to play with. There are times Ed Burns looks so pained to be in this film, you half-expect him to look into the camera and say, "Remember when I directed and starred in The Brothers McMullen?" "A Sound of Thunder" has the look and feel of a pilot for the Sci-Fi Channel (no offense). The CGI that's deployed here Lovers of bad movies rejoice, "Battlefield Earth" finally has somebody to play with. There are times Ed Burns looks so pained to be in this film, you half-expect him to look into the camera and say, "Remember when I directed and starred in The Brothers McMullen?" "A Sound of Thunder" has the look and feel of a pilot for the Sci-Fi Channel (no offense). The CGI that's deployed here looks spectacularly fake, as if the actors stepped into a virtual reality room. But what puts "A Sound of Thunder" over the edge in unintentional hillarity are the genetically altered baboons that...I won't spoil it for you. If this film had a larger budget, the sight of biology trying to usurp technology might've been an impressive sight, instead of a cheesy one. Expand
  3. DaveR.
    Jul 21, 2006
    5
    This movie is fun because it is so badly done. The special effects are really bad, sometimes. At other times they are better. It is, utterly, imaginative in its' production. The dialogue is cliched and flat, but it adds to the fun, because you really can't believe anybody made the movie, that way. My advice, sit back and have a good time. You'll laugh through half of it.
Metascore
24

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 26
  2. Negative: 17 out of 26
  1. Reviewed by: Michael Esposito
    25
    One redeeming feature of this picture is that it will make great fodder for those make-fun-of-the-movie TV shows.
  2. A gloriously lead-footed excursion into time travel with all the accoutrements of 1950s science fiction: an absurd plot, cliched characters, corny effects and a race against time to save mankind.
  3. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    20
    A clunky and cheesy disaster.