Critic Consensus: Synchronicity's sci-fi reach exceeds its low-budget grasp, but it has some interesting ideas and serves overall as a nifty calling card for writer-director Jacob Gentry.
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Critic Reviews for Synchronicity
Polished and clever, though not quite so engrossing or memorable as one might have hoped ...
Having such a small number of characters, like the limitations caused by budgetary constraints, might sound like a recipe for creative claustrophobia, but Gentry turns these givens to his advantage ...
"Synchronicity," a low-budget misfire about time and love, could use some exploding heads, dialogue and ideas.
Sententiousness can be enjoyable when it's intentional and dispensed in small doses. "Synchronicity" gets the dosage wrong.
A dialogue-heavy genre exercise that's smart about the philosophical implications of messing with the timeline but sophomoric when it comes to telling a good story.
Audience Reviews for Synchronicity
It wants to be a smart low-budget science fiction like Primer combined with romance, film noir and a twisty plot like Timecrimes (which generally works), but it is also full of clichés (what's with all those ridiculous lens flares?) and feels like a completely missed opportunity.
I would chiefly recommend it to those of you with a penchant for the cinema of the '80s.
|Jim Beale:||"Time is the great teacher that ultimately kills all its students."|
|Jim Beale:||Time is the great teacher that ultimately kills all its students.|
|Abby:||An infinite number of possibilities. An infinite number of choices. An infinite number of outcomes.|
|Abby:||To be so close to controlling time.|