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Based on 35 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

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

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    In its own ridiculous way, The Butterfly Effect is an entertaining movie, despite mediocre acting, lackluster direction and a story that's sometimes frustrating. It has the integrity of camp, maintaining an odd earnestness in the face of its own absurdity. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Unpleasantness alone doesn't sink a movie. But miserable tidings intensify when there's not only a high ick factor but also floundering storytelling. show more

  • 10
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    It's a terrible life, and a terrible movie. show more

  • 38
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Profoundly knuckleheaded. show more

  • 25
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    If you approach this movie in the right frame of mind -- that is, with total contempt -- you can still enjoy it as a comedy. show more

  • 50
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    An entertaining piece of supernatural nonsense whose sheer audacity disarms all (well, nearly all) skepticism. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The ending is weak, and may be the result of the filmmakers writing themselves into a corner and not wanting to conclude things in a burst of nihilistic excess. Yet, even though it's a cheat, it retains a degree of resonance. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    There's so much flashing forward and backward, so many spins of fate, so many chapters in the journals, that after awhile I felt that I, as well as time, was being jerked around. show more

  • 63
    Mark Caro Chicago Tribune

    Kutcher delivers a credibly serious performance as Evan, and he's surrounded by a skilled supporting cast. show more

  • August 26, 2008 MegalBegal26
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    i loveddd this movieee even though the ending was kind of sadd in a weird wayy it was still nicee itss awesomee adn ashton kutcher isss really hot in it hahah =p

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