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R| 1 hr. 45 min.

Plot Summary
For four years, Emily Taylor (Rooney Mara) has awaited the release of her husband, Martin (Channing Tatum), from being imprisoned for insider trading. Finally, Martin comes home, but Emily feels just as bad as she did when he was incarcerated, and she sinks into a deep depression. After her failed suicide attempt, psychiatrist Jonathan Banks (Jude Law) prescribes a series of medications. When those don't work, he gives Emily a new medication -- but the drug leads to ruined lives and death.

Cast: Jude Law , Rooney Mara , Channing Tatum , Catherine Zeta-Jones , Vinessa Shaw , Ann Dowd , Mamie Gummer , David Costabile

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Genres: Drama, Thriller

Distributor: Open Road

Side Effects (2013)

Release Date: February 8th, 2013|1 hr. 45 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 27 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Side Effects is Soderbergh in full, flinty vigor. It's anything but a formula murder mystery. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It's a gripping, maddening and thoroughly satisfying thriller, made with artfulness and integrity. Soderbergh sees things in his actors and gets things from them that other directors don't. show more

  • 50
    Scott Bowles USA Today

    Like a lot of meds, it loses its effectiveness over time, and you'll build a resistance to Effects eventually, particularly when it dissolves into a standard crime flick. show more

  • May 24, 2013 jackd1207
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    Started out like one of those \"message\" movies indicting Big Pharma but ended an entertaining movie.

  • May 14, 2013 I Luv Opals
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    I ************ this movie at Dollar Cinema. It was awesome that changed many ways and the ending totally unexpected.

  • March 07, 2013 velbe
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    Mixed review - very slow to start and I felt the details got a bit \"muddled\" as the plot unfolded. Has a bit of a Hitchcock feel to the movie without Hitchcock\'s sharp focus. Enjoyed Jude Law. Okay matinee movie.

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New DVD Blu-Ray: 'Side Effects,' 'The Last Stand'

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Moviefone's New Release of the Week "Side Effects" What's it about? Side effects may occur in this psychological thriller about a new prescription drug gone awry starring Rooney Mara and Jude Law. Why...

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Something strange is brewing in this new clip from "Side Effects." The film from Steven Soderbergh -- which the director has said will be his last feature-length movie -- stars Rooney Mara as a...

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