Synchronic

critic Reviews

, 84% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Synchronic sets off on an intriguingly idiosyncratic sci-fi journey that should satisfy fans of Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson's earlier work.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Katie RifeAV Club
    [A]though the ending of Synchronic is a bit more Hollywood than I'm used to in a Benson and Moorhead film, the duo's signature narrative ingenuity and ability to spin tension seemingly out of thin air have translated fully intact.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Barry HertzGlobe and Mail
    Once the big twist kicks in, there's plenty of gritty fun to be had, but patience is a hard-won virtue in genre filmmaking.
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    John DeForeHollywood Reporter
    Despite its uncanny start, Synchronic is just more normal than it might've been, and less deep.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Brian TallericoRogerEbert.com
    Moorhead and Benson allow the viewer to do most of this symbolic unpacking, resulting in a film that resonates on a deeper level than most disposable science fiction.
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Dennis HarveyVariety
    "Synchronic" is more accomplished in its packaging than its content.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Karl DelossantosSmash Cut Reviews
    Synchronic has a fun enough concept to keep you hooked, but Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson-along with a stellar Anthony Mackie-add in their effortlessly charming direction to make it the exact kind of science fiction romp that I crave
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Henry StewartSlant Magazine
    About a drug that sends its users back in time for seven minutes, the film holds your hand and walks you through its chronology mazes.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Matt OakesSilver Screen Riot
    Remains a wholly distinct and recognizable entry for them; entirely a part of their oeuvre and a further step towards their inevitable masterpiece.
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Natasha AlvarCultured Vultures
    While the psychedelic visuals of Synchronic build a compelling film space, the script is just too flimsy for any substance to take hold.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Roger MooreMovie Nation
    A time-travel thriller with high stakes and genuine pathos.
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