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Side Effects


Rated R for sexuality, nudity, violence and language.

R In Theaters 02/8/2013 , 106min.
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Viewer score based on 38 ratings
Critic score based on 39 reviews

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May 24, 2013
Started out like one of those \"message\" movies indicting Big Pharma but ended an entertaining movie.
May 14, 2013
I ************ this movie at Dollar Cinema. It was awesome that changed many ways and the ending totally unexpected.
March 07, 2013
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.
March 02, 2013
Unexpected ending!
February 27, 2013
Somewhat satisfying. Took too long to get to the thrills and the ending was unbelievably mundane.

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Arizona Republic
Ultimately, think of the movie as a puzzle box in which all the pieces fit together wonderfully well. Once you step back and take a look at how it’s all put together, you have to marvel at how cleverly constructed the whole thing is. Full Review
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
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. Full Review
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
Like Magic Mike, Side Effects is enlivened by Soderbergh's jazzy style and laidback moralism, bringing to mind the work of another connoisseur of genre, Robert Altman. Full Review
Eric Kohn
The scenes pile up with frenetic intensity; as with Soderbergh's other recent exercises in the suspense genre, no single cutaway goes wasted. Full Review
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
In another sense, though, everything is exactly what it seems, expertly crafted and cleverly compounded for high-dose entertainment. Full Review

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