Entertainment Weekly

Subscribe

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

The Butterfly Effect

Posted on

The Butterfly Effect

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
113 minutes
Wide Release Date:
01/23/04
performer:
Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart, Cameron Bright, Elden Henson, Eric Stoltz, Melora Walters
director:
Eric Bress, J. Mackye Gruber
distributor:
New Line Cinema
author:
Eric Bress, J. Mackye Gruber
genre:
Sci-fi and Fantasy, Mystery and Thriller, Drama

We gave it a C-

A chain-reaction thriller in which Ashton Kutcher keeps diving into his past to alter some horrendous event, then shooting into the different future that results from it. There’s a good head trip nestled somewhere within the film’s messy, sodden execution.