Side Effects

One pill can change your life.


Side Effects
This is apparently Soderbergh's last feature film, and he goes out in style. The film does not follow the expected trajectory, morphing from one type of storyline into something entirely different. We follow a young woman suffering from depression, who exhibits an unfortunate side effect from one of her pills. This event has far-reaching repercussions, which we can't reveal without spoiling the film.

104 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Violence).
Crime, Drama, Thriller.
Just don
Just don't kill me.

Credits

Cast
Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law, Catherine Zeta-Jones
Director
Steven Soderbergh
ScreenplayScott Z. Burns
MusicThomas Newman
CinematographySteven Soderbergh
EditingSteven Soderbergh
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Datasat
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2013
Produced byDi Bonaventura Pictures, Endgame Entertainment

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreMystery, drama
LanguageModerate, occasional
NuditySexual context, occasional
SexOccasional, strongly implied with nudity
ViolenceOccasional, bloody, impactful, moderate to strong
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseThemes deal with prescription drugs, some social drinking
CommentsStrong impact of elements, although they are not frequent
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
3
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
2
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
5


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Dianne de Beer quote iconDrug firm exposé is hard to swallow.
10
Die Burger
Rozanne Els quote iconMeesterlike poppespel in riller.
15
Cape Times
Todd McCarthy quote iconPill-popping and murder - in a mix that is hard to swallow.
5
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconIt's not Soderbergh at his best but it never lost my attention.
15
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconThere is a side effect to this movie, but it's one that I think most film junkies can live with: You can't get it out of your head.
18
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconOverall, I liked the film and that it kept changing into something a little different than before and certainly from what I was initially anticipating. I suppose that's a good side effect of the film's plotting.
13
Metacritic.com
39 critics
15

What the People say

Internet
33856 Netizens quote iconGood but not great
14

Average .. 66%

13

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