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Synchronic (2020)



Critic Consensus: Synchronic sets off on an intriguingly idiosyncratic sci-fi journey that should satisfy fans of Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson's earlier work.

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When New Orleans paramedics and longtime best friends Steve (Anthony Mackie) and Dennis (Jamie Dornan) are called to a series of bizarre, gruesome accidents, they chalk it up to the mysterious new party drug found at the scene. But after Dennis's oldest daughter suddenly disappears, Steve stumbles upon a terrifying truth about the supposed psychedelic that will challenge everything he knows about reality--and the flow of time itself.


Ally Ioannides
as Brianna Dannelly
Bill Oberst Jr.
as The Looter
Kate Adair
as Crack Girlfriend
Divine Prince Ty Emmecca
as Walker Babington
Walker Babington
as Conquistador
Sophie Howell
as Stoner Clerk
Sam Malone
as Doctor
Hwan Tran
as Michael
Carl Palmer
as Officer Jacobs
Mike R. Moreau
as NOFD Fireman
Ramiz Monsef
as Dr. Kermani
Matthew Underwood
as Officer Beaumont
Jean-Pierre Vertus
as Skeleton Man
Aaron Groben
as Klansman #1, Klansman #1 (voice)
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"Synchronic" is easy to applaud for being what Steve might describe as "brain damage orangutan fucking crazy," but Benson and Moorhead's ode to the present doesn't leave you with a newfound appreciation for the moment at hand.

October 23, 2020 | Rating: C | Full Review…

A great buddy relationship is at the center of a film full of big ideas and psychedelic journeys.

October 23, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

While it offers some gripping and/or darkly beautiful images, it's ultimately more about ideas than spectacle.

October 23, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It's rare that very brainy sci-fi packs a genuinely emotional, or even just sensationalistic, wallop. But the filmmaking team of Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead are working up an impressive batting average in this department.

October 22, 2020 | Full Review…

This philosophical core, coupled with the cynical paramedic duo premise, akin to Martin Scorsese's "Bringing Out the Dead," makes for a unique, sci-fi-tinged drama with supernatural elements rooted in real-world stakes and emotion.

October 21, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

[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.

November 18, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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