Written December 20, 2014
I am telling you now that this movie will be on my top 10 movies of the year. This movie is incredible. This whole review I’m basically just going to praise this movie so yeah if you were wondering if I liked this movie you should know from the title. I have no idea how Soderbergh does it but he makes a potentially very boring movie and makes it exciting as hell and I have loved every one of his movies so far. Rooney Mara is perfect in this movie and I can’t wait to see what she does next. Jude law is also very good and believable as a psychiatrist. Catherine zeta-Jones is fine . Channing Tatum has the smallest role and he’s good for the brief screen time he has. this movie has so many twists and turns it's really gripping and will ahve you on the edge of your seat. this movie is brilliantly shot and edited. I mean there were some shots it took me a second to realize what i was looking at so it's nice to see directors be risky and actaually try something new. i give SIDE EFFECTS a 10!
Written November 28, 2014
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!
Written January 29, 2015
I actually had some negative side effects from wasting my money and time on this terrible movie. The trailer made this movie look more like a psychological horror pic but instead we got a typical murder mystery which was badly acted (except for Rooney Mara, who was excellent) and boring. You can see the plot lines a mile away through thick fog. The so called twists weren't very twisty but were predictable. The first half of this movie was like watching a documentary on how bad the pharmaceutical industry is and it is pretty bad so good for the producers to bring some light on the criminals in that industry. The second half was the predictable part with no real surprises. When my popcorn was gone, I should have left. One bright spot to note. Rooney Mara's performance was so good, it almost made seeing this horrible movie worthwhile.
Written January 31, 2015
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 05, 2015
Wonderful plot ......great acting........not a wasted moment or segment. This is an example of what pros can accomplish. Great film making, I hope the director does not retire.