Written July 28, 2016
Was not thrilled with this movie. It had been hyped as "Hitchcockian" - far from it in my opinion.
Sir Alfred Hitchcock would roll over in his grave to have his name/style associated with this film. There were perhaps 2 saving graces in this movie: its length - 105 minutes - thank God it was not one minute longer; and Jude Law. I could certainly have done without the scene towards the end that added nothing to the movie except nausea.... I give it 2 thumbs down.
Written August 03, 2015
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 August 04, 2015
Terrible movie. Weak. Catherine Zeta's character unbelievable. Lead female,mumbled through you the entire move. Waste of Jude Law's talent. Sound in the movies was terrible and every realistic outside noise was brought in for realism. I wanted to shut the window so I could hear.
Written May 27, 2016
Movie started a bit slow but really loved it by the end. Love the twist and the acting is great. Certainly not what I was expecting but left very satisfied. Jude Law, Catherine Zeta Jones, Rooney Mara and Channing Tatum all did incredible.
Written August 24, 2016
I am not usually hard on movies, in fact I like most movies and have never given any movie I've reviewed anything less than a "Go". The problem I had with this movie is that it was draggy. Yes it had a descent plot twist and there are some parts that make you think "holy cow" but it was not as good as I thought it was going to be based on reviews from fans and critics. I kind of got the sense that the rest of the theater felt the same way. At the end of the movie when the lights came on I could see the disappointment in many faces. It wasn't one of those movies where people are smiling and you hear chatter about what a good movie, it was more of an awkward silence. I will say that Jude Law was great as an actor in this movie. All in all I would say it was okay. I just wish there had more of an edge of your seat feeling, but instead it felt draggy and slow especially in the beginning. I wish I'd gone to see Identity Thief!