A scientist (Edward Burns) and an inventor (Catherine McCormack) must save mankind when a time traveler inadvertently alters the history of evolution.
" An exciting, uneven thriller that explores the ripple effect of altering one tiny moment in the distant past. "
" If movies have personalities, this one has an appealing one, combining scientific inquisitiveness with giddy pleasure in creating tension for viewers. "
" A Sound of Thunder is worth noting, if only as a real contender for worst movie of the year. "
" A Sound of Thunder looks cobbled together from a half-baked screenplay and underdone special effects, but it's made with a certain heedless zeal that makes you smile if you're in tune with it. "
" A Sound of Thunder takes an interesting science fiction concept and relegates it to the secondary role of servicing a limp action/adventure movie. "
" A work of unintelligent design. "
" Kingsley proceeds through his scenes on autopilot, and Burns is the kind of actor you cast as the hero when a piece of wood is unavailable. "
" Little questions lead to big ones. Why am I here? When will this stop? "
" Many video games look more authentic than this. "
" On the evolutionary scale, this B-movie misfire hovers pretty close to amoeba status. "
" One wonders why Hollywood is so determined to churn out outlandish tales of manufactured peril when the real world is scary enough. "
" So perfect in its awfulness, it makes one seriously consider a theory of unintelligent design. "
" The barometer of the film's undoing is Burns's super low-key performance, which starts out as a poker-faced spoof on heroic cool, but takes a misstep more fatal than mere time-travel can undo. "
" The dialogue strives for witty banter, but most laughs are unintentional. "
" The Ed Burns time-travel flick A Sound of Thunder takes us back 65 million years, to approximately the last moment when anyone still thought Ed Burns was talented. "
" The filmmakers of A Sound of Thunder, like a T. rex with indigestion, have simply bitten off more than they could chew. "
" The movie's most political aspect may be its quaint respect for the basic principles of evolution. "
" This picture achieves a level of badness that is its own form of sublimity. "
" Watching A Sound of Thunder could possibly lower your IQ into the single digits. "
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