Review: Side Effects (2013)

Steven Soderbergh’s final film (allegedly) before he puts his feet up with pipe and slippers, Side Effects is a dark Hitchcockian game of smoke and mirrors, and is certainly up there with the director’s best work. Beginning as a medical drama in the vein of his 2011 flick Contagion, the story takes a left turn into conspiracy thriller territory while asking some pretty searching questions about the drugs industry. By the end though, these have been more or less been forgotten in favour of the conventional thriller format, but you’ll be too engrossed in trying to figure out what on earth is going on to mind too much.

Full review: Side Effects | Cinema Review | Film @ The Digital Fix

Published by Gavin Midgley

Freelance film journalist, blogger and geek.

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