Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

Side Effects (2013)

Directed by Steven Soderbergh

Starring Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law, Catherine Zeta-Jones


Soderbergh gives us another film that’s contemplative and polished, with a deftly woven plot. His message that drugs are over-prescribed and bad for you is a bit heavy-handed, even if it is masked by a complicated story.

Jude Law delivers a solid performance, he’s always appealing. Mara is good, too. Nice to see Tatum, a big star, die early. Nobody was expecting that.

Why does Emily fake the effects of sodium pentothal? Doesn’t she know that doing so would harm her case?

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