Side Effects Reviews

June 8, 2019
An engaging and deeply pleasurable nail-biter done without compromises.
March 3, 2019
There were some good reveals towards the last third, but I prefer a little more thriller in my thrillers.
February 22, 2019
Side Effects showcases much of what the just 50-year-old filmmaker does best.
February 9, 2019
Unlike a lot of other thrillers, there is braininess in all of the players here, so that we're engaged by all sides of the equation as the stakes escalate. For those who are fond of mental Rubik's Cubes, Side Effects will be pretty effective.
February 9, 2019
Stylish, sexually charged and suitably satirical, Soderbergh has -- if Side Effects is to be his last big-screen outing -- gone out on an entrancing, encapsulating high.
January 26, 2019
Expect the unexpected and you'll enjoy this chilling ride.
December 15, 2018
Side Effects is a stylish thriller, one that's mostly entertaining, until it decides one big twist isn't enough.
November 15, 2018
A tense tall story with so many short, sharp thrills.
November 6, 2018
I will say this: You have seen this movie before. That being said, the story, albeit familiar, is suspenseful and at times extremely well-acted.
November 1, 2018
Side Effects is the first truly great movie of the year and is Soderbergh's best film in a quite a while.
August 30, 2018
Side Effects plays like an upscale version of a Skinemax thriller, with the sleaze taken out and replaced with an arty veneer. That's no improvement.
August 30, 2018
The thriller is tepid, and the study of depression loaded with cinematic cliches.
August 23, 2018
Side Effects' endless twists and turns, plus rapid pace, help build to a satisfying (if morally dubious) conclusion, and should send Soderbergh out on a triumphant high.
August 22, 2018
The film does work to a certain degree as a thriller as there are a number of twists that are a complete surprise.
July 31, 2018
Just when the film seems to have settled into that particular rubric, it sidesteps into a different bad-dream scenario... Which is where Side Effects starts getting slippery to a fault, and seriously problematic with it.
September 5, 2017
Scott Z Burns's clever screenplay takes a satirical swipe at a yuppie culture in which everyone seems to be on medication. But then it starts working on gripping, more sinister levels.
July 11, 2017
Although I would've liked him to go out with something better than Side Effects, it's fitting that Soderbergh would end with a film that's superbly shot, directed, and acted, and yet, at some fundamental level, profoundly half-hearted.
July 14, 2016
A trimly paced thriller that plays with audience expectations and keeps viewers off-balance.
June 21, 2016
It is, when the end credits roll, a sold, sturdy little mystery - sleek, and more than a little junk-foody.
May 10, 2016
The script by Scott Z. Burns is deliciously sinuous.