Side Effects is a really good thriller but once you deconstruct it it's only just average. So why is it so good? Well, firstly it's not nonsensical. It could happen. Secondly, there are no stupid action scenes, no pointless car chases or explosions. Thirdly, Jude Law can act. He'...
SIDE EFFECTS is a provocative thriller about Emily and Martin (Rooney Mara and Channing Tatum), a successful New York couple whose world unravels when a new drug prescribed by Emily's psychiatrist (Ju... read more
DVD Release Date: May 21, 2013
Stats: 3,973 reviews
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March 9, 2014
Movies like Side Effects quite simply don't get made often these days. And now that this is reportedly director Steven Soderbergh's final film, it is likely another one of this kind won't be made again.
This is a thriller that keeps the suspense high and the plots twists as unexp...
December 25, 2013
I felt as if it may be about a case on profiting from certain drug prescription, but then it turned out to be some another sort of thriller. Fortunately, it wasn't a disappointing venture.
December 9, 2013fb100000293612769
While its ending is not particularly strong, and the storyline can verge on bizarre and tiring, Side Effects is largely compelling. It is generally well-filmed and well-paced, and features another impressive performance from Oscar nominee Rooney Mara.
November 24, 2013
Emily Taylor: I'm not crazy, you know I'm not crazy.
"One pill can change your life."
Side Effects is a great way for a great director to go out. If this does end up being Steven Soderbergh's last film, at least he went out on top, even if it means as fans, we just want more. S...
October 8, 2013
A wonderful cast comes together to give us an exciting and surprising tale of deception. Acting was very good, and the plot was surprisingly fresh. Very solid cinematic experience.
September 5, 2013
In what is possibly be one of the last projects from the prolific Steven Soderbergh (at least for a while), we get a high caliber thriller that ranks as one of the better Hitchcockian homages in quite some time.
Martin is a recently paroled white collar criminal whose wife Emil...
August 17, 2013
Steven Soderbergh crafts yet another stunning film with Side Effects. This is an engaging film from start to finish. Side Effects is a well layered film with a great story and effective acting and directing. The story is engaging and interesting and it will keep you involved from...
August 16, 2013
How often do we get films this good so early in the year? "Side Effects" is a great film, a new release that has all the class and confidence of a classic thriller. If this is to be Soderbergh's last film, it's also one of his best. Hitchcock would be proud.
August 13, 2013
This was a bit slow in the beginning, but turned out to be a great thriller that keeps you guessing. Great acting. Great plot. Great revenge. All around fantastic film! Kudos!!
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