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Coherence Reviews

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May 26, 2016
Coherence is a smart, tense genre outing that thoroughly shows up big-budget tent-poles with its superior inventiveness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 7, 2016
Keep your ears open and your eyes peeled because Coherence is all about the details.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 7, 2016
A no-budget, mind-bending exercise in the fragility of human relationships with a bit of quantum physics thrown in, Coherence is thoughtful and well-made thriller with a hint of mystery to it that simmers nicely below the surface.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 30, 2015
It's a great little movie, intelligent and creepy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 7, 2015
Coherence's brilliance comes from forcing the question of whether we truly know what we're capable of.
February 18, 2015
Coherence is, at times, somewhat incoherent, but always on the right side of farcicality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 15, 2015
Considering how much of the film consists of a single group of people becoming increasingly unhinged in a suburban living room, it's impressive how effectively Byrkit manages to suggest multiple realities and ominous other worlds.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 13, 2015
One of its strengths is the attention it pays to character. Scrape away the sci-fi trappings and this emerges as a caustic, closely observed drama about some narcissistic California types with obvious tensions in their lives.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 13, 2015
An entertaining, if talky, slice of indie sci-fi that involves one freaky comet and eight good-looking Californians.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 13, 2015
Coherence proves that you don't need a big budget to make a big impression. A few bright ideas are much more valuable.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 13, 2015
Clever and compelling, though never quite breaking through the sense of artifice.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 12, 2015
An ambitious physics and time-bending, relationship drama with solid performances from the two main characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 12, 2015
The characters are flat and indistinct, and the actors lack the ability to give impact to the supposedly shocking revelations about their relationships, let alone do justice to the big ideas at the film's core.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 12, 2015
There is still enough here to detain sci-fi conspiracy theorists and a low-key pay off is nicely handled.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 12, 2015
It's best not to know too much more going in, but suffice it to say Byrkit's parable about choices and how they make us who we are has an eerie potency.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 12, 2015
Cleverly blending an interpersonal drama with a sci-fi thriller, writer-director James Ward Byrkit creates a riveting little gem on a remarkably low budget.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 9, 2015
By presenting its ideas in a well-structured, appealingly fleshed-out fashion it lives up to its name in more ways than one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 2, 2015
While the character motivations in this film are pretty strange, the acting is solid by a cast of relative unknowns. This is a thought-provoking, complex science fiction story.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 17, 2014
At its unstable core, it's about our inner fears of fracturing--splitting into strange selves or unstable identities. Toys cleverly with its cast's generic-ness. An inspired riff on stuck-here-together horror; not a locked-room but unlocked-house mystery.
October 16, 2014
...an erratic yet watchable sci-fi mind-twister.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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