Side Effects
Side Effects (2013)

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 (Jude Law) - intended to treat anxiety… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 21, 2013
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A smart, clever thriller with plenty of disquieting twists, Side Effects is yet another assured effort from director Steven Soderbergh.

Wesley Morris

It's difficult to escape the impression that the movie is impressed only with its cleverness.

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Ian Buckwalter
The Atlantic

Soderbergh is less interested in making statements than he is in skillfully fulfilling genre expectations.

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Russell Hainline
Movie Mezzanine

This movie isn't nearly as smart as it wants to be. It's the dunce wearing a valedictorian robe.

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David Thomson
The New Republic

Once Side Effects gets into its crime story, medication is swept aside by movie nonsense. The storyline goes into tangles that have to be dealt with very rapidly if the audience is not to start laughing.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

A crafty teaser that presents itself as one kind of film before gradually evolving into another kind altogether. I, for one, enjoyed both enormously.

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Roth Cornet
IGN Movies

Side Effects delivers a skillfully crafted, yet ultimately pale and shallow, play on well established tropes, rather than anything genuinely new or in any manner deeply felt.

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Ben Walters
Time Out

As a thriller in the Hitchcock mould, 'Side Effects' is great fun: its characters are well acted without being entirely likeable, which makes their jeopardy all the more enjoyable while putting us at a clinical remove.

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Richard Roeper

Steven Soderbergh is one of our best and most versatile directors.

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Kate Erbland
Film School Rejects

Side Effects is a more than worthy film for anyone to end their career (well, maybe) on.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
A depressed woman finds the drug and psychiatrist who prescribed it may be responsible for her killing her husband. The first part of this film is vintage… More
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
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… More
Edward Boxler
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… More
Melvin White
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… More
familiar stranger
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… More
Spencer Macklin
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… More