Side Effects
Side Effects (2013)

SIDE EFFECTS is a provocative thriller about Emily and Martin (Rooney Mara and Channing Tatum), a successful New York couple whose world unravels when a new drug prescribed by Emily's psychiatrist (Jude Law) - intended to treat anxiety… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 8, 2013
DVD Release Date: May 21, 2013
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A smart, clever thriller with plenty of disquieting twists, Side Effects is yet another assured effort from director Steven Soderbergh.

Wesley Morris

It's difficult to escape the impression that the movie is impressed only with its cleverness.

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Ian Buckwalter
The Atlantic

Soderbergh is less interested in making statements than he is in skillfully fulfilling genre expectations.

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Angie Errigo
Metro (UK)

Scott Z Burns's clever screenplay takes a satirical swipe at a yuppie culture in which everyone seems to be on medication. But then it starts working on gripping, more sinister levels.

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David Thomson
The New Republic

Once Side Effects gets into its crime story, medication is swept aside by movie nonsense. The storyline goes into tangles that have to be dealt with very rapidly if the audience is not to start laughing.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

A crafty teaser that presents itself as one kind of film before gradually evolving into another kind altogether. I, for one, enjoyed both enormously.

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John Powers

Although I would've liked him to go out with something better than Side Effects, it's fitting that Soderbergh would end with a film that's superbly shot, directed, and acted, and yet, at some fundamental level, profoundly half-hearted.

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Ben Walters
Time Out

As a thriller in the Hitchcock mould, 'Side Effects' is great fun: its characters are well acted without being entirely likeable, which makes their jeopardy all the more enjoyable while putting us at a clinical remove.

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Richard Roeper

Steven Soderbergh is one of our best and most versatile directors.

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Sonny Bunch
Washington Free Beacon

A trimly paced thriller that plays with audience expectations and keeps viewers off-balance.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
If this is really Soderbergh's last film, at least he departs on a good note with this smart movie that moves so expertly from one genre to another -… More
Edward Boxler
Movies like Side Effects quite simply don't get made often these days. And now that this is reportedly director Steven Soderbergh's final film, it is… More
Nicki Marie
Interesting. I didn't expect the twists and turns at all. Not entirely the movie I thought I would be watching, but I liked it. Jude Law is always a put… More
familiar stranger
I felt as if it may be about a case on profiting from certain drug prescription, but then it turned out to be some another sort of thriller. Fortunately, it… More
Jim Hunter
A depressed woman finds the drug and psychiatrist who prescribed it may be responsible for her killing her husband. The first part of this film is vintage… More
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
While its ending is not particularly strong, and the storyline can verge on bizarre and tiring, Side Effects is largely compelling. It is generally well-filmed… More