The Butterfly Effect Synopsis
A young man (Ashton Kutcher) travels back in time to change the future.
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By James Berardinelli
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...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
In its own ridiculous way, The Butterfly Effect is an entertaining movie, despite mediocre acting, lackluster direction and a story that's...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
An entertaining piece of supernatural nonsense whose sheer audacity disarms all (well, nearly all) skepticism.
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Unpleasantness alone doesn't sink a movie. But miserable tidings intensify when there's not only a high ick factor but also floundering...
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Kutcher is the wrong actor to anchor a psychological freak-out.
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Profoundly knuckleheaded.
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Nothing can save this repetitive bore. Dude, where's your memory?
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25

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A film of singularly boneheaded conceits, Butterfly is populated by, and appears to have been made by, stoned college dudes more hung up on...
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25

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
If you approach this movie in the right frame of mind -- that is, with total contempt -- you can still enjoy it as a comedy.
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10

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
It's a terrible life, and a terrible movie.
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Twisted but Interesting

By Aileen182
I love this movie because it seems everytime I watch it I noticed something new. Interesting, mysterious, and thrilling....

Wierd but good

By colesundlof
This really was an odd movie. Saw things I didn't wanna see at start but began to make sense as movie went along. This review probably doesn't help you decide if you should watch or not but it really...

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Rated R | For Language, Brief Drug Use, Sexual Content and Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Not for kids Ouch. Ouch. Ouch. So very bad.
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