Written June 26, 2016
I thought it was a good movie. We always rate the movies from 1 to 10. Ten being the best and one being the worst. I rate it an 8. My husband gave it a 7. And adult son gave it a 6.
Written March 23, 2017
What an entertaining movie - well acted by all. The twists and turns are such fun - you really cannot anticipate where this will go next so just let go and enjoy the ride. Jude Law does is quite convincing as the bewildered psychiatrist and Rooney Mara is quite convincing as the "victim" of unanticipated side effects. It's hard to say more without spoiing it all - just go!
Written March 26, 2017
This is a smart, well-made film and Rooney Mara is great as the fragile wife. The first half of the movie moves a lot slower than the second half, but there's a lot to pay attention to. It's much more of a psychological thriller rather than an action thriller. It would definitely take a second viewing to catch everything that's in there.
Written March 30, 2017
If you can put the plausibility factor setting at mid point you will probably enjoy this yarn with Jude Law carrying the weight of this story. There are several gaps in the storyline that stretch things thin. A few surprises do ensue and you are caught by some that are credible but thinly so..
On a scale of 1 - 10 with 10 being out of this world I'd give it a 6.4.
Written May 24, 2017
I'm a big fan of Steven Soderbergh and he did not disappoint here. This is a very entertaining film with an engrossing plot with many twists and turns to keep you thinking and putting all the clues together along with Jude Law's character. It appears at first to be simply a roasting of the pharmaceutical industry (and it partly is) but as the story unfolds there is much more to this film than that. Jude Law is terrific and very sympathetic as a well-meaning conscientious psychiatrist who gets into much more than he bargained for while treating a depressed young woman. No spoilers here so you have to go see this one for yourself!