Metacritic Movie Ratings
Side Effects Reviews

4.0

75

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally favorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 90

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    In another sense, though, everything is exactly what it seems, expertly crafted and cleverly compounded for high-dose entertainment.

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  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    Side Effects is mostly a good Saturday-night movie, but by the end, it's caused a few unintended side effects of its own: a bit of head-scratching, and a giggle or two of disbelief.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA TodayScott Bowles

    Like a lot of meds, it loses its effectiveness over time, and you'll build a resistance to Effects eventually, particularly when it dissolves into a standard crime flick.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterTodd McCarthy

    In trying to merge this alarmist theme with an old-fashioned murder mystery, the filmmakers throw at least one plot-twist sucker-punch too many, leaving the viewer with an “Oh, come on” reaction to the entire film.

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