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Synchronicity (2016)

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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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SYNCHRONICITY is a mind-bending 'Sci-fi Noir' in the tradition of Blade Runner, Gattaca and Memento. Daring physicist Jim Beale has invented a machine that can fold space-time and ruthless corporate tycoon Klaus Meisner will stop at nothing to get it. When Jim uses the machine to tear open the fabric of the universe, a rare Dahlia appears from the future. But in order to keep the rights to his invention he must prove that it works by finding the flower's identical match in the present. Jim soon discovers that the Dahlia lies in the hands of the mysterious Abby, who seduces him into revealing his secrets. Convinced that she is in league with Klaus to take ownership of his life's work, Jim travels back in time to stop the conspiracy before it can happen. But once in the past, Jim uncovers a surprising truth about Abby, the machine, and his own uncertain future.

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Cast

Chad McKnight
as Jim Beale
AJ Bowen
as Chuck
Michael Ironside
as Klaus Meisner
Elle Sunkara
as Waitress
Erik Thirsk
as Limo Driver
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Critic Reviews for Synchronicity

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (8)

Polished and clever, though not quite so engrossing or memorable as one might have hoped ...

January 22, 2016 | Full Review…

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 ...

January 22, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

"Synchronicity," a low-budget misfire about time and love, could use some exploding heads, dialogue and ideas.

January 21, 2016 | Full Review…

Sententiousness can be enjoyable when it's intentional and dispensed in small doses. "Synchronicity" gets the dosage wrong.

January 21, 2016 | Full Review…

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.

January 21, 2016 | Full Review…

The film could double as a metaphor for itself, a time machine constructed entirely of used components, with so little distance from its influences that it lacks its own utility.

January 21, 2016 | Full Review…
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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.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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I would chiefly recommend it to those of you with a penchant for the cinema of the '80s.

Gimly M.
Gimly M.

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