RMN Quick Critique: Side Effects (2013)



        The first act of this film had me worried that director Steven Soderbergh had made a drama dedicated to scolding the evil pharmaceutical companies with a cautionary tale, before tossing any preachy message aside for a twisty thriller with a top-notch cast. This continues a solid streak of small films with big box office potential for Soderbergh, following last year's Magic Mike and Haywire. Solid entertainment by a seriously talented director, though nothing of substance within the script by Scott Z. Burns (Contagion).


Entertainment: 7/10

Quality: 7.5/10

Availability: Blu-ray, DVD, Redbox



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