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Side Effects Reviews

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June 10, 2013
Performances are generally fine with the glaring exception of a laughably earnest Catherine Zeta Jones (channelling '90s Demi Moore) as Emily's previous therapist.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 27, 2013
Side Effects is a twisty pharmaceutical thriller that functions both as an effective drama and a social commentary on America's rising obsession with prescription drugs.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 22, 2013
It suggests Jagged Edge retold in the measured voice of the New Yorker.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
May 20, 2013
...another disappointing misfire from Soderbergh...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 17, 2013
Um experimento de gênero eficiente e que demonstra certa coragem ao puxar o tapete sob as expectativas do público quanto ao tipo de filme que está vendo.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 13, 2013
It's the nuances that lift it into the upper echelon, especially the subtle way it poses questions about our growing dependence on psychopharmaceuticals and the motivations of the doctors who so freely prescribe them.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 13, 2013
There's no lasting surprise, no wonder or "wow" factor. Instead, Side Effects is a serviceable suspense effort that owes more than a little to its desire to mimic one of the medium's masters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 6, 2013
Even when it twists back to Hitchcockland, there's more than enough lingering spookiness about a culture's dependence on prescription drugs and psychiatry to wrench Side Effects away from being a mere trickster-tale.
April 3, 2013
Soderbergh is that rare director who can turn a clunky screenplay into something almost entirely delicious, and with SIDE EFFECTS he does exactly that.
March 28, 2013
Soderbergh, with the help of some excellent writing by Scott Z. Burns and an outstanding cast, take you to Hitchcock territory.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 20, 2013
A masterful double-bluff. What starts as a taut, topical drama about medicated America becomes a classic, twisted neo-noir that sees Soderbergh pushing aside on-the-nose themes in favour of sheer entertainment.
March 19, 2013
One moment, we're watching an enthralling exposé of the modern pharmaceutical industry; the next we're reeling from some well-timed mystery-thriller shocks. And Soderbergh, aided by a sharp script and superb cast, wrong-foots us all the way.
March 17, 2013
Ripper psychological mystery-thriller...prime, sharply directed guessing game stuff full of plot surprises and great left turns.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 15, 2013
Courtroom drama, forensic thriller, romantic murder mystery...It's as if the prescription for genre side effects is more genres.
March 13, 2013
At its best, it's chilling, creepy, strange and intriguing; at its worst, it's gorgeous to look at.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 11, 2013
A real pill of a movie that packs a serious one-two punch as a detective drama coupled with a cautionary tale about the dangers of trying to pharma-cate our troubles away.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 10, 2013
The feature evolves from an icy, haunting tale of depression and abandonment into a squalid, sordid, serpentine Alfred Hitchcock pastiche. That it can glide from these two poles with us barely realising is a testament to Soderbergh's talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 10, 2013
A story that plays subtle tricks with our moral allegiances.
March 10, 2013
An effortlessly slick medical thriller that makes no grand statements or summations beyond being effortlessly artful and entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 9, 2013
If this puzzling, often very enjoyable medical thriller were directed by almost any film-maker other than Steven Soderbergh, you would be tempted to diagnose it with genre identity disorder.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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