James' Review of Side Effects
I always have high hopes when Soderbergh directs, but this film is good, not great. The entire ensemble performs wonderfully, and it's a well-crafted film. But its unusual script morphs a few times, starting out as one genre then delivering another. It doesn't feel like a surprise because it's disingenuous. Soderbergh's skills are apparent, but even he can't make us care about insider trading and psychiatric medicine. Glad I saw this, glad I didn't pay.