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Coherence Reviews

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Joe Bendel
Epoch Times
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
Jared Mobarak
The Film Stage
March 7, 2016
Keep your ears open and your eyes peeled because Coherence is all about the details.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Heather Wixson
Daily Dead
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
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
December 30, 2015
It's a great little movie, intelligent and creepy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John Noonan
FILMINK (Australia)
May 7, 2015
Coherence's brilliance comes from forcing the question of whether we truly know what we're capable of.
Stefan Pape
February 18, 2015
Coherence is, at times, somewhat incoherent, but always on the right side of farcicality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Kermode
Observer (UK)
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
Geoffrey Macnab
Independent (UK)
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
Charlotte O'Sullivan
London Evening Standard
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
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
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
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
February 13, 2015
Clever and compelling, though never quite breaking through the sense of artifice.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
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
Lucy Barrick
Radio Times
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
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
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
Leslie Felperin
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
Rich Cline
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
Emma Simmonds
The List
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
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
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+
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
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.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 16, 2014 erratic yet watchable sci-fi mind-twister.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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