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Synchronic

  • Drama
  • Science and technology
  • 2019
  • Justin Benson
  • 102 mins
  • 15

Summary

After investigating a brutal attack, paramedics Steve and Dennis patrol New Orleans dealing with equally unusual assaults. It transpires that Synchronic, a designer drug with unusual side effects, may be to blame. Before long Steve is locked in a race against time to find a missing young woman. Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead's sci-fi thriller, starring Anthony Mackie, Jamie Dornan and Katie Aselton

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Director duo Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead revel in an imaginative left-field approach to genre film-making (Spring, The Endless), and this mind-bending sci-fi thriller is no exception. New Orleans paramedics and best friends Steve (Anthony Mackie) and Dennis (Jamie Dornan) find their personal lives intersecting with the spread of mystery designer drug Synchronic, a common factor in a spate of oddball deaths including spontaneous human combustion and skewering by sword. Though Steve is battling his own demons, he's soon drawn down a fantastical rabbit hole when he looks into the disappearance of Dennis's daughter. While the script meanders occasionally, the movie is anchored by friendship, love and sacrifice as much as it is by Steve's psychedelic exploits in time and space.

Credits

Cast

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Dennis DannellyJamie Dornan
Steve DenubeAnthony Mackie
TaraKatie Aselton
Brianna DannellyAlly Ioannides
TravisShane Brady
BobMartin Bats Bradford
The LooterBill Oberst Jr
LeahBetsy Holt (2)

Crew

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DirectorJustin Benson
DirectorAaron Moorhead

Details

Released on
2021-01-29
Languages
English
Formats
Colour
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