Coherence Reviews

April 4, 2019
Coherence is a debut of tremendous ambition and potential, yet sadly, despite some genuine moments of tension, the film ironically makes too many wrong turns and its convoluted themes fail to coalesce on a human level.
November 22, 2017
Coherence resembles a postgrad science project masquerading as drama.
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.
July 17, 2014
A 'Twilight Zone' dinner party whose guests frankly wear out their welcome.
June 25, 2014
[The] surprises, while cleverly doled out over the film's brisk 88-minute running time, don't entirely offset the general displeasure of spending time with this particular circle of friends, lovers and old flames ...
June 20, 2014
So invested in showing off how smart it is, in demonstrating the ways its narrative reflects some fundamentally complex ideas, that it fails to hit home emotionally.
June 19, 2014
What began as a nifty puzzle feels more like a trap. It may be possible to unkink this story, but when characters and performances are as unengaging as these, it's hard to feel motivated to try.
June 18, 2014
[Byrkit's] premise has Buñuelian potential, but too often he settles for the shocks of a Twilight Zone episode.
June 17, 2014
The Rod Serling tension Byrkit is angling for never quite arrives, nor does any real Borgesian frisson.
June 16, 2014
Theatre of the Absurd sci-fi with "Twilight Zone" touches, all it lacks is that tricky word that is its title -- "Coherence"
March 31, 2014
An unsatisfactory conclusion ruins an engaging and promising idea.