Written February 09, 2013
The professional critics who likened this to Hitchcock's psychological thrillers were obviously on crack. It has a great cast, and the story is good, but the movie suffers from a general lack of tension. I figured out quite early what was really going on, and from there on, and ... ho, hum. There was no sense of menace or danger or even empathy as Jude Law slipped into obsession and watched his life escaping from him.
This movie had great potential and could have been so much more than it was.
Written August 29, 2014
This is a must see movie with an unexpected twist. I don't usually give reviews on movies, but this one was worth doing so. If you're only into hard-charging action movies with lots of violence and could care less about the story-line, then this movie is not for you. However, if you enjoy a good story then you must see this movie.
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 September 30, 2014
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.