Reviews: Synchronic (2020)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members:

  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: I wouldn’t consider it to be one of the better efforts of Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, but it still showcases a lot of the skill and creativity that made them such exciting filmmakers in the first place.
  • [New] | Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: More so than most of Moorhead & Benson’s other films in their still-growing filmography, “Synchronic” is an emotionally rewarding experience.
  • Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See
    • Excerpt: Ambitious and weird and unlike anything you’re likely to encounter anytime soon.
  • Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage
    • Excerpt: Where I could forget the genre element in [previous films] to latch onto the people therein, the opposite proves true here. While still objectively enough, I [did want] more.
  • C.H. Newell @ Father Son Holy Gore
    • Excerpt: There could’ve been compelling arguments made in this film about how a Black man can’t escape racism from one era of history to another, but Synchronic never makes a lasting impression in this respect.
  • Matt Oakes @
    • Excerpt: Sci-fi indie filmmakers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead have done it again with the trippy, drug-fueled time travel experiment ‘Synchronic’, which benefits from a strong leading man and an arresting balance of body horror and temporal experimentation.
  • Eddi Pasa @ DC Filmdom
    • Excerpt: Synchronic is one of the best films of the year, another corker of a sci-fi thriller from writing/directing duo Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson.
  • Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Reviews
    • Excerpt: Superficial.
  • Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies
    • Excerpt: The characters are likable, their situations dramatic and relatable, and they’re all set up for a speculative blast that will blow the hinges off. The problem is that when the sci-fi twist arrives, it’s basic and contrived, and not weird enough to compensate for its unbelievability.