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Side Effects

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Overall 7
7.0

Side Effects

FilmCrave
29 June 2013
  • Excerpt: I loved this movie. Side Effects is an incredibly complex and amazingly smart thriller; because of a fantastic screenplay, the plot convincingly leads you down one path, but by the end of it all, you're nowhere close to where you thought the film was going. The film does take its time setting itself up during the first third of the film, but once the story starts to unfold, it twists relentlessly while never being entirely obvious.
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Overall 6
6.0

Better Murder Through Chemistry

FilmCrave
19 May 2013
  • Excerpt: What starts off as a seemingly straight-forward story about the evils of heartless drug companies takes a nifty twist that becomes a much better thriller involving some well-laid plans - devious and inventive plans I might add. It's not often that I get surprised, but I am happy to report that Side Effects did the trick and made the movie that much better. What really sets things apart is that the four main characters are all really well cast.
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Overall 7
7.0

Side Effects review

FilmCrave
25 April 2013
  • Excerpt: "Depression is the inability to construct a future." Emily Taylor (Rooney Mara) attempts suicide because of her depression. Jonathan (Jude Law) contacts Emily's previous psychiatrist, Victoria (Catherine Zeta-Jones), recommends that Jonathan put Emily on a new drug called Ablixa. Martin is killed after Emily takes Ablixa. The most noticeable performance that should be recognized by the Awards bodies was Rooney Mara.
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Overall 8
8.0

Side Effects is Thrilling and Beautiful

Looneymanthegreat, FilmCrave
5 March 2013
  • Excerpt: A very tightly woven thriller with an odd ambiguous ending just the way I like ‘em. Side Effects more then any other movie I’ve seen so far this year warrants discussion. I wish I hadn’t gone to see it alone, the way I’d have someone to talk to about this very provocative film. To describe the premise of this film is to ruin it, and the ending is in some way’s glorious and in other way’s unfulfilling, but that isn’t due to incompetence on part of the film makers, but due...
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Overall 6
6.0

Review: Side Effects

FilmCrave
23 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Side Effects is a grim and edgy film, tautly directed by Steven Soderbergh. What starts as a character study shockingly transcends into a diabolical mystery, with a lot of well-executed twists and turns that come off as unpredictable and appropriately shocking. Rooney Mara is insanely good as Emily, who is prescribed a drug by Dr. Banks (Jude Law) due to her depression and attempts at suicide, which may or may not have some serious side effects.
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Overall 7
7.0

User Review

FilmCrave
10 February 2013
  • Summary: Tightly plotted and executed. Most of the twists are unexpected, especially in the latter half. The performances are great, as is the writing and directing. The ending is completely satisfying. This is one of those films that you don't want spoiled beforehand.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

FilmCrave
9 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Side Effects (2013) Emily’s (Rooney Mara) husband Martin (Channing Tatum) is just released from prison for serving time for insider trading. But life is getting her down and, after an apparent suicide try, Emily agrees to see a psychiatrist, Dr. Jonathan Banks (Jude Law). He decides to treat Emily with a new product recently introduced to the public, a product that may cause deadly consequences.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice thriller, but not memorable.

Red, Flicks
30 June 2013
Overall 8
8.0

SLOW AND DEPRESSING,BUT INTERESTING.

HONESTBAZ, play.com
6 June 2013
  • Conclusion: This is going to bore some with the slow moving story,but it's a story that does eventually make a good point. This starts off looking like a a murder or major accident has just happened,then we go back to how this came about. A woman who is seemingly depressed,seeks help and her psychiatrist puts her on a pill that appears to be good for her,but has the side effect of sleep walking,this leads to some very serious taking place and so the story kicks off with a more...
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Overall 8
8.0

Side Effects

Simon, cdon.se
16 April 2014
  • Summary: Filmen börjar med en dramatisk känsla. Vi hittar kärlek och saknad samt befrielse. Men när bieffekterna börjar ta verkan byter film snabbt skepnad och vi anar en thriller man gärna biter naglar till. Ämnet i filmen har verkligen fångat den tid vi lever i. Där vi tror mer på tabletterna och medicinerna än den egentliga människan. Rooney Mara spelar sin roll med trovärdighet och skicklighet som en depressiv kvinna som inte riktigt vet vilken väg hon ska ta i livet.
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