Synchronic

Synchronic

Synchronic

Anthony Mackie (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and Jamie Dornan (50 Shades of Grey) star in this sci-fi thriller from the directors of The Endless, following two New Orleans paramedics who encounter a bizarre drug that produces otherworldly effects.

2019Rating: MA15+, Strong themes and violence101 minsUSA
HorrorScience Fiction

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Flicks

Flicks, Liam Maguren

Sadly, the concept’s higher than the budget, resulting in a few empty-looking sets and painful greenscreen moments that take away from some otherwise tense sequences in different centuries. It’s mitigated a bit by the film’s trippy depiction of travelling time as well as some inspired transitions that use match cuts and images of the cosmos to convey the sense that time’s not linear. Overall, however, the production quality can’t quite match the film’s ambitions.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A smart indie sci-fi which has much to say and some great ideas...

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Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

Suggests one of Philip K Dick's narcotised mind-benders spliced with the existential gloom of Scorsese's Bringing Out the Dead.

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The Times

The Times

By turns gloomy (heavy shadows, ominous score) and deeply goofy (see plot premise)...

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We Got This Covered

We Got This Covered

Thrilling sci-fi exploration that ponders the melancholic state of self-worth, existence, and what it truly means to be alive.

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Variety

Variety

Making underwhelming use of its not-bad ... conceit, Benson’s sci-fi-tinged script is not at all ingeniously plotted, insists we care about tritely sketched characters, and is never credible enough to transcend an air of escalating silliness.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The film takes a more prosaic approach to its sci-fi premise than its predecessors did, presumably in an attempt to reach viewers who need more hand-holding. ... Despite its uncanny start, Synchronic is just more normal than it might have been, and less deep.

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