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The Butterfly Effect

Movie
2004
1h 53m
R
English
Science Fiction, Thriller
User Score: 
7.5
Critic Score: 
32
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A young man struggles to access sublimated childhood memories. He finds a technique that allows him to travel back into the past, to occupy his childhood body and change history. However, he soon finds that every change he makes has unexpected consequences.
The Butterfly Effect Poster

The Butterfly Effect

R
Movie
2004
1h 53m
English
Science Fiction, Thriller
A young man struggles to access sublimated childhood memories. He finds a technique that allows him to travel back into the past, to occupy his childhood body and change history. However, he soon finds that every change he makes has unexpected consequences.
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The Butterfly Effect (2004) on IMDb
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Ashton Kutcher
Evan Treborn
Amy Smart
Kayleigh Miller
Eric Stoltz
George Miller
Melora Walters
Andrea Treborn
William Lee Scott
Tommy Miller
Elden Henson
Lenny Kagan
Logan Lerman
Evan Treborn age 7
John Patrick Amedori
Evan Treborn age 13
Irina Gorovaia
Kayleigh age 13
Kevin Schmidt
Lenny age 13
Jesse James
Tommy age 13
Nathaniel DeVeaux
Dr. Redfield
Callum Keith Rennie
Jason Treborn
Cameron Bright
Tommy age 7
Lorena Gale
Mrs. Boswell
Kendall Cross
Mrs. Kagan
John B Lowe
Professor Carter
Written By: Eric Bress (Screenplay), J. Mackye Gruber (Screenplay)

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AlexanderZ says...
5 years ago
Worth seeing. Even if you aren't a fan of Punk'd or Dude Where's My.. you'll enjoy seeing Kutcher in this role. The story is very gripping and almost makes you review how things could have changed in your life had some different events altered it.
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CinemanicBonkers says...
5 years ago
This film gets better every time I watch it, just never goes right for (Evan Terbon) The butterfly effect is reality in many different ways..
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palharesf says...
11 months ago
This is a less-than-good movie, with several uni-dimensional characters, an abundance of beaten movie and TV tropes, bad pacing, and unable to decide if it is a rom-com (the whole storyline about frat life) or a murder thriller (the first few scenes, with some not-really-creative use of sound for scare jumps). It ends up being nothing, or at least, nothing remarkable. What tries to pose itself as a complex, sophisticated storyline of multiverses is just a mumbo jumbo of shaky letters, unremarkable graphic effects (even for the time), and bad writing. If you want to be challenged intellectually by the concept of multiverses and walk down memory lane, there are so many better movies. I remember hearing a lot about it when it came out (probably because it has scenes of Ashton Kutcher without a shirt) and then never hearing about it again, and now I understand why. I just wish I could go back in time like the main character does and prevent myself from watching this movie.
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MisterX867 says...
10 months ago
The video game, Life Is Strange, took a lot of notes from this movie if you ask me. I will admit, this movie definitely calls for a quite a bit of suspension of disbelief but it was still overall intriguing and entertaining, the ending even caught me by surprise (I watched the director's cut). I will have to watch this one more than once.
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Featured User Reviews

echelon_four
CONTAINS SPOILERS4/10  9 years ago
The movie is just kind of stupid a lot of the time.
The rules in this movie change so much, first nobody knows Evan changed, and he can't remember the new world, then the prisoner notices the wounds in his hands appear (which disappear for the rest of the movie), then Evan remembers the changed More
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moonkodi
CONTAINS SPOILERS4/10  5 years ago
It relies a character blackout for everything. That's basically the movie. The problem is that it goes down the logical path... So Evan didn't know what happened after the mailbox because of blackouts, but what happened would have been unavoidable gossip in the town, and even newsworthy. Out More
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John Chard
2 years ago
You can't change who people are without destroying who they were.

The Butterfly Effect - Directors Cut

The Butterfly Effect is directed by Eric Bress and Bress co-writes the screenplay with J. Mackye Gruber. It stars Ashton Kutcher, Melora Walters, Amy Smart, Elden Henson, William Lee Scott, More
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