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.
Excerpt: Just because a tale is science fiction doesn’t mean that plausibility and cohesion are not required. Yet we can see the narrative strings pulling along the puppet-characters, and in an ugly direction.
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.
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.
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.