The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations (2009) Movie Review

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The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations (2009)

2009 | R | Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi, Crime
90 minutes / 1h 30min

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The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations Plot Synopsis:

Sam Reide has the ability of traveling to the past and works with the police department solving unresolved crimes, witnessing the events with the support of his sister, Jenna Reide and reporting the criminal's identity to detective Dan Glenn. When Elizabeth Brown, the sister of his former girlfriend Rebecca Brown that was murdered a couple of years ago pays a visit to him, she tells him that she has just found Rebecca's journal with evidences that Lonnie Flennons, who was accused for the murder is innocent. Sam decides to witness the murder of Rebecca and his interference affects the future. He travels to the past to try to fix his mistakes, but every time he returns, the future is in worse condition.

The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations (2009) Review

The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations (2009) is an American sci-fi psychological thriller that is the third movie in the Butterfly Effect franchise. Director Seth Grossman (The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations (2009), The Elephant King (2006), $50K and a Call Girl: A Love Story (2014), Shock Act (2004)) did a phenomenal job directing this entertaining movie. The Butterfly Effect 3 is only similar to the two previous films in its sequel because of time travel but has nothing else in common. The film contains gore, nudity, time travel, alternate timeline, sexual content, extreme violence, bad language/profanity, drug use and murders.

Sam Reide (Chris CarmackNashville (2012), Beauty & the Briefcase (2010), Shark Night 3D (2011)) has an extraordinary power, and that power gives him the ability to travel/to jump back in time. Sam works as a faux-psychic and helps the police arrest many murderers. He travels back in time to see who the murderer was and notifies the police of his conclusion. The police believe that Sam is a psychic and does not know that Sam can time travel. Sam’s younger sister Jenna (Rachel Miner - Guiding Light (1952), Bully (2001), Penny Dreadful (2006)) loves Sam very much and tries her hardest for nothing to happen to him while he jumps back in time. Sam’s deceased girlfriend Elizabeth Brown (Sarah Habel) sister Rebecca Brown (Mia Serafino - Saving Mr. Banks (2013), Oz the Great and Powerful (2013), Approaching Midnight (2013)) insists on that Sam seek out who is the real killer. Rebecca believes that the man on death row for her sister’s murder is innocent and needs Sam to jump back into time to see who the real killer is. Sam knows better but breaks the jumping rules regardless to help Rebecca and his curiosity. What happens next was intriguing and mind boggling.

The Butterfly Effect 3 was more interesting/entertaining than The Butterfly Effect 2 (2006) but does not surpass the first movie in its sequel. I gave this movie a five because it was entertaining but there were a lot of questions left unanswered/unexplained, and then when it was answered, it did not make sense. I admired the director’s effort and was happy that he stepped up and gave us a satisfying ending. The movie was a nice watch overall and is worth watching although it is not related to the first two movies in its sequel except for the concept of time travel.

  • The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 5
  • Overall Score: 5.39
  • IMDB: 5.6

About The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations 2009

Title: The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations
Year: 2009
Runtime: 90 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi, Crime
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.7/5 stars from 17,244 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 17,244
MPAA Rating: R
The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations Cast Starring: Bill Lumbert, Dennis North, Michael Ellison, Andi Foster, Lynch R. Travis, Daniel Spink, Shawntay Dalon, Hugh Maguire, Richard Wilkinson, Linda Boston, Emily Sutton-Smith, Rachel Miner, Trevor Callaghan, Peter Malota, Chris Carmack, Sonya A. Avakian, Melissa Jones, Alexis Sturr, Kevin Yon, Sarah Habel, Mia Serafino, Dwayne Roszkowski, Tom Stewart, L. Nicole Taylor, Chantel Giacalone, Ulysses Hernandez, Michael Paul Place, Catherine Towne
The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations Writers: NA
The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations Director: Seth Grossman
Production: After Dark Films
Language: English
Country: USA