Side Effects

Side Effects

Side Effects

Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law and Catherina Zeta-Jones star in Steven Soderbergh's (Ocean's ElevenContagion) tightly coiled mystery about a young wife's chaotic reactions to a new anxiety medication. Soderbergh here teams up again with writer Scott Z. Burns (after Contagion and The Informant!). 

2013Rating: R16106 minsUSA
DramaThriller
Director:
Steven Soderbergh ('Ocean's Eleven', 'Traffic', 'Contagion', 'Magic Mike')
Writer:
Scott Z. Burns
Cast:
Channing TatumRooney MaraJude LawCatherine Zeta-JonesVinessa Shaw

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Reviews & comments

Nice thriller, but not memorable.

A lazy DVD watch.

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

Elegantly coiled puzzler.

Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

Soderbergh is so adept at drawing us into his cinematic web we are not aware that we've been cocooned for later consumption.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Starting off in one place and ending somewhere else entirely, Soderbergh's sleek mystery takes pot-shots at Big Pharma while still delivering a polished genre product that's rarely hard to swallow.

4.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

While the plot may be predictable (and more than a little preposterous) in retrospect, Mr. Soderbergh handles it brilliantly, serving notice once again that he is a crackerjack genre technician.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

If this does prove to be Soderbergh's final film - and I wouldn't hold my breath - he picked a heck of a one to go out on.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

In trying to merge this alarmist theme with an old-fashioned murder mystery, the filmmakers throw at least one plot-twist sucker-punch too many.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Soderbergh directs with a mixture of clinical precision and the zip of an old-school Hollywood journeyman.

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

Elegantly coiled puzzler.

Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

Soderbergh is so adept at drawing us into his cinematic web we are not aware that we've been cocooned for later consumption.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Starting off in one place and ending somewhere else entirely, Soderbergh's sleek mystery takes pot-shots at Big Pharma while still delivering a polished genre product that's rarely hard to swallow.

4.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

While the plot may be predictable (and more than a little preposterous) in retrospect, Mr. Soderbergh handles it brilliantly, serving notice once again that he is a crackerjack genre technician.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

If this does prove to be Soderbergh's final film - and I wouldn't hold my breath - he picked a heck of a one to go out on.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

In trying to merge this alarmist theme with an old-fashioned murder mystery, the filmmakers throw at least one plot-twist sucker-punch too many.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Soderbergh directs with a mixture of clinical precision and the zip of an old-school Hollywood journeyman.

4.0

Nice thriller, but not memorable.

A lazy DVD watch.

3.0