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Film Review - Side Effects


If there’s any filmmaker working today who should go after the labyrinthine pharmaceutical industry, it’s Steven Soderbergh. A helmer who enjoys the challenges of cinematic control and thematic precision, Soderbergh knows how to wield a whip. Unfortunately, “Side Effects” is a mystery with only a fringe appreciation of pills and the process of medical zombification, using the elements as a Trojan Horse to smuggle in a routine thriller that sinisterly slides into view after a particularly haunting opening half. While it seems like material with a lot on its mind about the state of the world, “Side Effects” would rather work out an implausible scheme of betrayals, robbing the audience of the agitation they deserve. Read the rest at


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