Written February 19, 2013
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 29, 2014
Great movie full of twists and turns!!
Written February 14, 2013
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 February 24, 2013
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.
Written February 17, 2013
I was a bit skeptical about this movie -- BH really wanted to see this for some of the "dreamy" actors -- but it was way more than pretty faces. What I thought was going to be a "ho hum" movie caught me off-guard with the multiple plot twists and the great story line.
This script attracted four top-notch actors for the lead roles. Rooney Mara (recently "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo") shows that her her nomination for an Academy Award for TGWTDT was no fluke. Zeta-Jones is, of course, predictably fantastic. Jude Law gives a performance that may well earn him another Academy Award nomination.
This is one not to miss.