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Synchronic (2019)

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Two New Orleans paramedics' lives are ripped apart after they encounter a series of horrific deaths linked to a designer drug with bizarre, otherworldly effects.


Justin Benson
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Mackie ... Steve
Jamie Dornan ... Dennis
Katie Aselton ... Tara
Ally Ioannides ... Brianna
Ramiz Monsef ... Dr. Kermani
Bill Oberst Jr. ... Hunchback Looter
Betsy Holt ... Leah
Shane Brady ... Travis
Kate Adair ... Crackhead Girl
Matthew Underwood Matthew Underwood ... Officer Beaumont
Carl Palmer ... Officer Jacobs
Martin Bats Bradford Martin Bats Bradford ... Animal Bob (as Martin Bradford)
Sam Malone ... Doctor
Rhonda Johnson Dents ... Nurse Hall (as Rhonda Dents)
Sophie Howell ... Stoner Clerk


Two New Orleans paramedics' lives are ripped apart after they encounter a series of horrific deaths linked to a designer drug with bizarre, otherworldly effects.

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Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug content and language throughout, and for some violent/bloody images | See all certifications »

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Takes place in New Orleans, Louisiana, where one of the lead actors, Anthony Mackie, was born. See more »


Steve: [quoting Einstein] People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
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Quite linear and predictable...
12 January 2021 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

I hadn't even heard about this 2019 movie titled "Synchronic" before now in 2021, as I had the chance to sit down and watch it. I read the synopsis for the movie and it sounded like it could be something worthwhile watching. So I gave the movie a chance.

And yeah, "Synchronic" definitely was watchable, but it wasn't an impressive movie. The storyline was just way too generic and predictable. It felt like writer Justin Benson was opting for the easiest way for constructing a storyline for the movie. Everything was just so linear and running on auto-pilot. So I can't really claim to have been blown away by the storyline told in "Synchronic".

Actually I would say that the movie's directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead set up a whole lot of things that had potential, but ultimately they failed to bring them to fruition, and it just felt half-hearted. There definitely was potential to be found in the movie, but it was just wasted as nothing felt thoroughly explored, explained or exposed.

The acting in the movie was good, but the actors and actresses just didn't have an overwhelming amount of material to work with, so it felt like it was semi-hindered performances.

My rating of "Synchronic" lands on a very bland and mediocre five out of ten stars. The movie is good enough for a single viewing, if you enjoy linear sci-fi movies. But the contents of the storyline just were far too feeble to support more than a single viewing. "Synchronic" came and went without leaving much of any ripples in the fabric of time and space.

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Release Date:

23 October 2020 (USA) See more »

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$245,561, 25 October 2020

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