A Sound of Thunder

2005 PG-13 1h 50m DVD

A Sound of Thunder

2005 PG-13 1h 50m DVD
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Dr. Travis Ryer chases the ultimate thrill of hunting dinosaurs by turning back the clock with the help of a time-travel outfit. But Ryer's outing goes awry, and he's left stranded in a prehistoric past that promises to erase all hopes of a future.
Edward Burns, Ben Kingsley, Catherine McCormack, Jemima Rooper, Wilfried Hochholdinger, August Zirner, Corey Johnson
Peter Hyams
Widescreen 2.35:1
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
English: DTS 5.1 Surround
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 13+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
age 13+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this movie is dismally inept: the special effects are laughably bad and the plot is incoherent. What's more, it features violence in various forms: Time travelers shoot and kill dinosaurs, and they're menaced by variously mutated creatures (half primate/half reptile, flying batlike monsters, large roach-like insects). These scenes -- in the dark among trees, in a dark and flooded subway tunnel -- might be frightening for younger viewers. A couple's one-night stand is indicated by his emergence from the bedroom in his boxers, while she appears only partly covered. One character shoots himself in the head (not graphically, but obviously), and another sacrifices himself to a herd of creatures in order to save his friends.

Sexual Content

Before and after Edward Burns "services" a woman client offscreen, he appears in boxers.


Wholly ridiculous, including battling with badly digitized creatures (dinosaurs, monkey creatures, bat creatures), shooting at prey, a suicide shoots himself in the head (not explicit, but obvious).


Multiple uses of "ass."

Social Behavior

Sheer stupidity, corporate greed, what amounts to unnamed male prostitution.


Starbucks-looking coffee shop.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Drinking, smoking.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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