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Side Effects

Steven Soderbergh Estados Unidos, 2013

Duncan Gray's rating of the film Efectos Secundarios

Continually twisting without ever cracking its smooth surface, this is like a 70s paranoia thriller shot on digital. The same story told conventionally could easily be awful, but Soderbergh-style, it becomes a compelling whats-it: a unnervingly tense drama, a satire of late-capitalism, a subversion of cliches, a preposterous mystery, and ultimately a goof on panic over Rx drugs. Brainier than de Palma. 4 stars.