Synchronicity

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5.51 h 40 min2016R
A sci-fi thriller in the tradition of Dark City and Blade Runner, about a physicist who has uncovered the secret of time travel. To protect his discovery, he must travel back in time and endanger his own existence and the very fabric of reality
Directors
Jacob Gentry
Starring
AJ BowenBrianne DavisMichael Ironside
Genres
Science FictionSuspenseFantasy
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Chadrian McKnightScott Poythress
Producers
Alexander A. MotlaghChristopher Alender
Studio
Magnolia Pictures
Rating
R (Restricted)
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3.0 out of 5 stars

264 global ratings

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  4. 11% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 30% of reviews have 1 stars
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Zaphod RocksReviewed in the United States on September 10, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
How dare you write the name of this garbage and Blade Runner in the same description
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This is to Blade Runner what Nickelback is to Bach.

Micheal Ironside must have needed to pay off a mortgage or something; he is normally serviceable in most roles but I feel bad for him doing this garbage.

Wooden acting, lame background music that tried to emulate Vangelis (and failed).

There is nothing redeeming about this hot load of garbage.
34 people found this helpful
Gordon GülReviewed in the United States on September 11, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Not the worst movie I've ever watched, but it's up there
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Not really a thriller or science-fiction, more of a love drama. The movie definitely had nothing to do with Blade Runner or Dark City.
I watched it for free on Amazon Prime... and I still want my money back... or at least the time I wasted on it.
23 people found this helpful
Nathan W.Reviewed in the United States on September 13, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Hot garbage dude travels through time in his basement to get his girlfriend back
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This movie sucks, how you can compare it to bladerunner is laughable. Bladerunner is one of the best movies of all time. This is a kid with a camcorder recording his dog in the backyard for a school project. This movie is stupid and could essentially be told in 15 min. Scientist dude makes wormhole, finds girl on other side, loses girl, wastes 1 time opportunity at another wormhole to get girl back for a few minutes. Who comes up with this garbage? This is the kind of movie plot I'd expected in the 90's from a cheap sci-fi. Bladerunner equivalent HAHAHAHHAHA AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA AHHAHAHAHAHHA NO!
16 people found this helpful
Customer #12Reviewed in the United States on September 9, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Bad Acting, Bad Script. Bad Music, Bad Cinematography
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Just... dreadful. Every aspect. I've seen student films that were better than this tripe.
17 people found this helpful
KReviewed in the United States on January 24, 2016
2.0 out of 5 stars
I wanted to love this movie
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Alternate titles for Synchronicity:

People Riding in Elevators
A Virtual Tour of Modern Architecture
How Not to Write Dialogue

Seriously, I wanted to love this movie. The trailer looked promising. Influenced by Blade Runner and maybe a few other 80s genre films? You're speaking my language. Michael Ironside? OK, I'm in.

Unfortunately, Synchronicity manages to stomp all over the fine line separating homage and mimicry within the first 15 minutes. It's like Blade Runner, Alphaville, and Cypher were having a neighborhood yard sale and the producers of Synchronicity wandered up after all the really good stuff was already gone and got their cinematography, lighting, set design, and faux-Vangelis soundtrack at rockbottom prices they just couldn't resist. (The plot was bought at a deep discount from Primer, 12 Monkeys, and Donnie Darko across the street.) And dialogue? The last time I heard characters sound this wooden and awkward, I was watching a Star Wars prequel movie. Jebus. You don't honor the movies you love by slicing off elements of them, throwing them in a blender, and purreeing the crap out of them until it all resembles a kind of colorless, flavorless gruel.

I wanted to love this movie. And there are parts of it that are undeniably lovable. Unfortunately, those parts already belong to other, better movies. Give them back, Synchronicity.
58 people found this helpful
Deadpool's lower halfReviewed in the United States on September 4, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Romantic love story combined with scientific complexity. Love it.
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Onscreen chemistry between the couple shows a lightning in a bottle performance. Those awkward yet steamy falling in love moments are not easy to recreate. The low budget scenery and set design turns out to be a visual feast. The filmmakers did a great job with whatever budget they had which adds to the uniqueness of the film. Scenery, lighting, cinematography and locations were done in a tasteful way that gives respects to SciFi classics like Bladerunner, making it easy to imagine the two stories existing in the same universe. Wardrobe fashion implies this takes place, maybe late 2020s. I've watched a few times and gotta say this movie is it's own original thing. Pay close attention to the details and subtle nuances of the performances and the writing. Great quotes here and there. Not a cheap rip off from other scifi movies. Interdimensional time travel isn't new but I don't believe it's been done like this. This was filmed non-linearly, thus a cerebral challenge to be sure. Music is gorgeous with a deep intro song during opening credits. Emotional ending reveals a sweet yet tragic paradox. Put on your thinking cap and check it out.
One person found this helpful
OligonicellaReviewed in the United States on September 20, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Exaggerated summary for an exaggerated movie.
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Very short on story, the film attempts to make up by over-utilizing the trope of repeating 'crucial' scenes with minor changes. Much better examples of this exist like "Another Version of You" and "James and His Future Self".

Shot dark to keep the found locations in background, the most annoying aspect for me was the horrible soundtrack - that irritating techno-humming that someone convinced the makers of current film studies curricula is good rather than just the modus de jour. It doesn't make one anticipatory, it makes one annoyed. It *is* cheap, though.

The acting was good enough for the story.
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ChristopherReviewed in the United States on September 25, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Blade Runner 'purists' need to get over themselves... because they don't exist.
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I've read some of the 1 star reviews and the authors are actually most likely the ones living in their mom's basement, and going blind down there. To them I say, "Lighten up, Francis..." I'll admit that initially I almost fell into that trap, but I'm a bit older and wiser now, and I know enough about Hollywood (despite how disgusting they've become of late) to let it play out until I see the deviation from my initial expectations as it disproves my prejudice. That moment almost always arrives. (Theresa Russel's 'Whore' was the only movie during which I ever walked out. And people in L.A. don't like it when anyone does that at all.)

I'm a film-score kinda guy, and I'm not a fan of posers, so when it began in a very Blade Runner kind of way I was considering pulling the plug. But, as I think I mentioned, I don't live in my mom's basement... I'm glad I gave it more than just 5 minutes and actually allowed the Dalia time to bloom...

It was more of an homage to the spirit of Blade Runner, and I'll watch it again.
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