11 February 2013 2:57 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Well here we are: Steven Soderbergh has graced us with his final theatrical film effort, with Beyond the Candelabra signing his career off on HBO later this Spring. You wouldn’t be able to tell from looking, as he leaves everything on the field with Side Effects. Be it the cinematography, the performances, even the musical score; everything seems to oppress and sedate in this film, and only to the story’s advantage. When first announced, people were expecting a film more like Contagion, which was also written by Scott Z. Burns. This film is not anything like Contagion in the sense that instead of putting social relevance and verisimilitude to the forefront, Soderbergh wants to leave us entertained and thrilled. Side Effects delivers on both fronts, and then some.

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- Mike Reyes

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