Written December 19, 2014
I love movies where you expect something and find that the plot takes a dramtic turn. The events, as they unfold, will grab your attention and no let go until it ends. It's a story of how some depend on drugs to make them happy, how greed can keep the best treatment from happening, and how some can use deceit to get what they want. But be careful, the bad guys are not who you expect....
Written October 28, 2014
If director Steven Soderbergh truly retires from the Hollyewood movie business permanently, Side Effects will prove he left at the top of his game. Credible characters, chilling secrets, and a gripping story combine with perfect pacing and a lethal atmosphere that grips the viewer by the neck. Only, I hope Soderbergh *WON'T* retire from movie making -- I think he's hit his stride for some time, now, and he has a lot more movies in him.
Written July 28, 2015
Plot twists I never saw coming! Very unlike the predictability of most Hollywood movies. So well done and riveting! Very intriguing story line. I can't recommend it enough.
Written June 03, 2015
Very rarely are there movies where the audience is wondering what's going on. This movie has plenty of twists. All these twists also expose the relationship between the doctors and pharmaceutical companies. Thought provoking and exciting.
Written April 30, 2016
I saw Side Effects with someone who is on anti depressants for severe depression. He was having a very hard time watching this movie and would have left if the theater we saw the movie in didn't have comfortable reclining lounge chairs. Loved the cast and twists and turns. It did get much better as it went along. I wasn't expecting a thriller but that is what it turned out to be. Good acting and thought provoking story. You left thinking surprised at the outcomes and satisfied with the ending. I would not recommend this for children or people on medications. It wasn't a great movie but it was certainly a good movie.