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The Butterfly Effect

HD   R Closed Captioning

Eric Bress & J. Mackye Gruber

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About the Movie

A young man struggling to access sublimated childhood memories finds a technique that allows him to travel back to the past. Occupying his childhood body, he is able to change history. But every change he makes has unexpected consequences.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 170
  • Fresh: 56
  • Rotten: 114
  • Average Rating: 4.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Kutcher is the wrong actor to anchor a psychological freak-out. – Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly, Sep 7, 2011

Rotten: Nothing can save this repetitive bore. Dude, where's your memory? – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Nov 24, 2006

Rotten: It's one of the most unpleasant Hollywood films in some time. – Charles Taylor,, Jul 7, 2010

Rotten: Not one second of this bilge makes a lick of sense. – Rex Reed, New York Observer, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Great Great Movie

This movie is hands down amazing, Ashton's best performance by far. There are so many shocking scenes in this movie and the story line is brilliant. But please do not watch the directors cut because it kinda ruins the movie, it has extra flashbacks and a different ending (all of which ruin the movie). So yeah, enjoy this amazing movie. And remember watch the theatrical version NOT the directors cut.

The director's cut is soooo much better than this crap....

I can't believe how different this version is from the director's cut. The director's cut is worth four stars - It's more compelling, has a genius ending, and treats you like you have half a brain instead of just regurgitating bad hollywood formula. Trust me - the released version really is sub par comparatively. So don't see it - see the director's cut!

Twenty Thumbs Up

One of the best movies..hands down..I Like movies that are well thought out and planned...5 STARS!!!!

The Butterfly Effect
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Thriller
  • Released: 2004

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