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SYNOPSIS: On the night of an astronomical anomaly, eight friends at a dinner party experience a troubling chain of reality bending events. – via IMDB

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GRADE 8Eric watched this recently and he was damn taken with it, dragging Ryan and myself into his gushing. Ultimately, he wrote a stellar review for it. Ryan (review) and I then got to it, and the answer seems unanimous: Coherence was a damn fine piece of film that you need to get to immediately if you have not watched it. I don’t want to say too much about it because it is a pretty intense and relatively complicated film without ever getting too complicated, and I can’t speak about it too much without spoiling. This is one of those films you want to go into without knowing too much and see what unfolds from there. It does start slowly, but really, it is totally worth sitting through that, because when it starts catching it just snowballs, getting intense and more and more brilliant every minute that passes. I must say that I enjoyed the acting, it was never actually wooden or anything, it worked pretty well. There were some cool characters, but ultimately this movie is not about the characters and their development, but the predicament that they are in. Every time you think you have a handle on the movie, I promise you it is going to whip around and shock you, proving you know far less than you are getting comfortable with. I like the way the movie was presented as well as how it gets you thinking, even when it is over. It was shot well, too, even though you can see that it is a small budget film. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing Nicholas Brendon in here, I am used to only seeing him from time to time as Garcia’s sweet techie other half in Criminal Minds. I loved the concept of the glowsticks in here, as well as the boxes. I know this looks arb and it is very vague and all that, but if/when you watch this, it will all make sense. Emily Baldoni was fantastic as Em. Coherence gets you thinking, and gets you dragged in, testing the bounds of your understanding of what you thought you knew. The dialogue flowed well, and the score worked perfectly in this movie. This is one of the best sci-fi films I have seen in years, and I think it is something that just about everyone can enjoy.

29 thoughts on “Rapid Review: Coherence (2013)

  1. Ryan says:

    Thanks for the mention, Zoe. What a surprising film this turned out to be! One of the my favorites of the year, that’s for sure.

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    1. Zoë says:

      Anytime Ryan! It did surprise me, brilliant little film!

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  2. theipc says:

    Sweetest SBJB,

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!
    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!
    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!

    One of the best movies I’ve seen in YEARS. LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!!~!!

    Love,

    GSC

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    1. Zoë says:

      Dear TSC,

      Yay, happy to know we are in agreement here!

      Love,

      JJB

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      1. theipc says:

        SJB,

        HIGH FUCKING FIVES!!!!!!!

        x x x x

        Love,

        PSC

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      2. Zoë says:

        PSC,

        I can do this!

        #highfive

        Love,

        JB

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  3. Is this available to watch for free?

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    1. theipc says:

      I rented mine through iTunes but I know Chris Scrotey watched it on Cable VOD the other night….

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      1. theipc says:

        no : (

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      2. theipc says:

        I’ll piss in your boot.

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  4. Nice to see Nicholas Brendon’s back on our screens and with something like this too. Great post.

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    1. Zoë says:

      Thanks Mark! This was a great little film and well worth the watch.

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  5. Abbi says:

    I really want to see this now.

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    1. Zoë says:

      I would LOVE to hear your thoughts on it!

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  6. Tom says:

    An excellent rapid review of a film I really must see! I will never tell Eric this on his site, but I trust his reviews and his points of view so I will say Coherence has been on my radar thanks to him.

    Just kidding E! I know you read this. Maybe?

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    1. Zoë says:

      Bwahahahaha oh thanks for that one Tom, great way to start my Friday morning here! Yep. I trust his opinion, too. Who knew?!

      You should really watch this, I think you would thoroughly enjoy it!

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  7. Hadn’t come across Coherence until now, think I’ll give it a go. Great work Zoë!

    Adam.

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    1. Zoë says:

      Thanks Adam! I hope you watch it, it’s a great movie, and I would really like to see what you think!

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  8. This movie looks a lot like You’re Next minus the animal masks. One of the best sci-fi films I’ve seen in years in mighty-high praise though.

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    1. Zoë says:

      Hmmm, not like You’re Next at all, which is something I thought of as it opened up. It went on a whole different route though. It is, yep, but it impressed me that much. I was hooked the whole way through!

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  9. table9mutant says:

    I saw the trailer for this ages ago (before anyone had seen or reviewed it yet) and loved the idea of it. However, as well as things like Snowpiercer & Enemy, this is just NOT available in the UK. So far. Hope it is someday, unlike those other two. If I don’t see Snowpiercer soon somehow, I’m gonna scream. (Well, maybe not. But it pisses me off!)

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    1. Zoë says:

      :/ They really need to get that crap sorted out and soon. Those are three amazing flicks you are missing out on!! No, I would scream. Snowpiercer was amazing!

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  10. caragale says:

    Wow! This is quite a sell! I’ll see if I can track it down! 🙂

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    1. Zoë says:

      PLEASE DO!!!!!!! I would LOVE to hear what you think of this! It was really great!

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  11. Amazing movie vand I loved the insight in psychology it provided… There’s another movie that shares a lot in common with “Coherence”, it’s called “Resolution” (2012), have you seen it?
    By Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, they also did “Spring” later.

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    1. Zoë says:

      It was really good, thoroughly enjoyed this.

      I will be sure to check out Resolution!

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      1. 🙂 I’ll wait for your review then! What is other favourite sci-fi of this kind?

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