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Based on 26 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    An old formula made fresh. show more

  • 38
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The cliché-laden dialogue, schlocky special effects and predictable plot are derivative; the movie is overwrought and lacks suspense. show more

  • 38
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Burns doesn't even bother to disguise his New York accent, any more than he does his boredom. show more

  • 20
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    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. show more

  • 63
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    Retro in a refreshing sort of way, a return to those sci-fi films of the 1950s, filled with cheesy special effects and over-the-top acting, but with a gem of an idea at its core, and all done with just enough wit and inventiveness to keep audiences in the cheap seats happy. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A Sound of Thunder may not be a success, but it loves its audience and wants us to have a great time. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The ending seems predestined, and the overlong, tepid journey getting to that point isn't worth the price of admission. show more

  • 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. show more

  • 25
    Chicago Tribune

    One redeeming feature of this picture is that it will make great fodder for those make-fun-of-the-movie TV shows. show more

  • 25
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The tedious, tortuous storyline and lifeless cast are two larger problems. show more

  • June 18, 2014 debord1957
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    My husband and I loved this movie !! We didn't see it until it was on TV - but we watch it every time it comes on !!

  • December 28, 2008 LongBeachTantra
    Report This User

    based on a Ray bradbury story and it's a flop? I'll have to check this one out and see if it matches Battlefield: Earth for "pure manure".

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