A seriously fun and unexpected ride!! (by ResDog-5)
I was fortunate enough to catch this at a local screening in Los Angeles recently and I have to admit that this film took me completely by surprise! I knew some details before going into see this film: Low Budget, quick shooting schedule, etc. so I was preparing myself for a bit of a tough ride. I was sooooo happy to see that this was not the case AT ALL! Smart dialogue, fluid and intimate use of the camera, great characters and a storyline... it all comes together to really surprise you! Being a bit of a science nut, I also loved the fact that this storyline was ahead of the curve on a newly <more>
introduced theory making the rounds in Physics. I won't say anymore for fear of spoiling the ride, but trust me... this is a very well done film! If you still hold onto your sense of imagination... if you still believe that anything is possible... if you still love going to movies for a sense a magic and love a good story... this film will not disappoint!
Brilliant Movie, could be a play, if you like that sort of thing like me. (by dieselboy1986)
I haven't written a review in ages but I feel this deserves one.I like to take gambles on movies with promise and it usually pays off - this one certainly did!I'm no nerd but I like a bit of sci-fi. I also like movies with a small cast and a small set - maybe I am a nerd. ..or I just have good taste.If you have a bit of intelligence and 20 minutes patience - you will be rewarded. It takes that time to be introduced to the characters and the scenario - alright? Alright.The acting is pretty spot-on, considering I didn't recognize anyone. Upon inspection this isn't a bunch of <more>
new actors, it has the dude from Homeland and a dude from Buffy. Without spoiling much it ends up tapping in to the 'alternate reality' or 'multiple reality' game - which is cool. It starts off being quite amusing for the viewer but escalates nicely in to a dramatic conclusion.All I can say is watch it. I am looking forward to watching it again - it's gone straight in my 'watch again pile' which isn't very large.I wish more movies were like this. Well done everyone. My honest review would be a 9, but it deserves a 10 here for the sake of it.
movie we saw is just a single frame of the larger story (by AndreaBeaumont)
and so would my rating, if possible, break out the limits of 1-10 What is most funny is that we cannot be sure of absolutely anything depicted, because it is likely this movie is only limited period of a story far beyond it's frame.It is clearly shown that Laurie and Mike have no recollection of each other, as if they haven't met before. A director's clue is almost explicit in line "I guess it must be another girl that Kevin dated and Amir is hooking up with". Besides, it is stated the technology failures occurred during the day of the dinner party, the comet was <more>
affecting the world throughout some time.The whole "original house" may not even be as original, because the group goes outside to watch the comet, and when they return in, one glass on the table is broken. It seems the have changed the entire setting the house itself as a unit.Bonus clue for the never-ending ending debate: there are two rings after the comet falling apart. If material objects are preserved, so may be are people as well.. Especially if we consider another line told by Lee or someone else , how the house is the box and they are the Schroedinger's cat. Therefore anyone in the house is not affected by outside turmoils. Original Emily has left her double in the bathtub, in the house. She simply.. cannot be dead or evaporated. Besides, if the strange effects started before the nighttime of previous day, why would they end with the sunrise? Another interesting phenomenon is the last house itself. It seems not to have been impacted at all, by the comet. No note, no one knocking, no interferences according to their behavior.The other interesting phenomenon are the electric blackouts, happening for unknown reason. In one interview the director clued on following Emily at all times. However these blackouts are cutting us from her, and that may also be significant.The last thing I'd like to mention is the scene by the car, where Emily and Kevin meet, and realize they're not from the same realities. This scene is one of the most eerie scenes I have ever seen.Thank you for this movie, it is a treasure for humanity.
'Coherence' is a thrilling mind bender! (by ChadCarsten)
Re-energizing the low budget scifi genre, this mind bender centers around a single dinner party on a night where a comet is passing over Earth, causing some strange occurrences. The film keeps you at the edge of your seat from the first frame to the last, primarily a result of the experimental production process by which director James Ward Byrkit only gave the actors notes about their goals for each scene there was no script . This allowed the actors to fully improvise the moments when and how they'd attempt to achieve their goals. The tight setting and masterful editing keeps us super <more>
close to the action, sometimes purposefully uncomfortably close. The result is that 'Coherence' becomes an instant scifi crowd pleaser...and hopefully the start of a new filmmaking trend. The twists and turns kept me thinking for days, and I can't wait to watch it again. See it with friends -- I guarantee it'll spark some really fun debates.
OMG! Such an awesome film. A must watch.. (by circuit87-691-551240)
I don't like to write reviews,also not much fan of sci-fi but like thrillers . Before watching the movie I read the user reviews on IMDb. They amazed me and so did the movie! Its simply brilliant! No one can imagine that superb thriller can be made in such a low budget. Great concept, great storyline, great script, great execution. As many are not happy with camera work as its like found footage type , it wont bother you as movie progresses,in fact it increases curiosity. Movie keeps you guessing and predicting but does not allow you to win. Not much twists, but last few twists are <more>
really good. Please watch for off the road concept. It will surely amaze you. Hats off!!!
This is a VERY original movie, both in its conception and its execution. A dizzying, fun, engaging ride that first makes you feel as if you're sitting at a dinner party amidst a captivating group of people, then walking side-by-side with them in to the most bewildering and frightening night of their lives. I found myself grinning through this whole film, the twists and turns of which would leave me delightedly trying to catch up, before slamming home the answers I needed so surprisingly that I either gasped in shock or laughed out loud at its smartness. The cast is uniformly great, the <more>
direction is emotional and inventive, and the story is like a book you can't possibly put down. See it wherever/whenever you're able!
Low-budget science-fiction deserves attention for its wit and energy (by outdoorcats)
A mind-bending and very entertaining independent science-fiction film, Coherence takes place over a single night in which a group of old friends an ex-lovers gather for a party on a night when a comet is expected to pass unusually close to the Earth. One of which is played by Nicholas Brendon of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in a scene-stealing role. I missed him.At first, glasses start breaking and cellphones shatter. Then the power goes off, except at one house down the street. Then there are strange bangs on the door and bizarre notes left at the house. Things get stranger when two of them <more>
decide to go to the lit-up house to make a phone call.It's a good film to me because the science-fiction concept ends up reflecting the real-life conflicts between the characters in a very clever way. I'm still not sure how I feel about the ending, but the film is a wild and entertaining ride before it gets there. Scenes propel themselves to other scenes with fast and snappy dialogue. Though it will be compared to films like Primer and Timecrimes, it's a pretty original film overall.
Although the trailer peeked my interest, I didn't go into this movie with high expectations, being that it is a low budget film with actors you don't see to much. But I couldn't have been more wrong.The movie has good writing, dialog, all around great acting, and keeps you interested with nice twists throughout the movie. Another thing I liked about it, was the fact that they don't spend unnecessary amounts of time getting into the actual story. Maybe 5 or 10 minutes tops. It also has a storyline that is pretty original in my opinion. Yea, certain little things could be <more>
associated with other movies, but overall its an original idea. Sci-Fi movies these days tend to have so many similarities, that when a movie like this comes along, its refreshing to see something new.
Great cerebral sci-fi. If you're looking for aliens and spaceships this ain't it but if you like the twilight zone kinda stuff this is a good one. Maybe I was in the right mood for it but I really enjoyed this one. The characters were believable and what I thought were holes in the plot turned out not to be. not sure I would have been thrilled to see it in a movie theater at present ticket and snack prices but a good rental. Gotta pay attention and don't worry if you can't catch everything being said in the first part as it's just party chatter.Not all questions answered <more>
and the premise is not, I think, meant to be exactly the Schrodinger cat thing but just something to motivate the action. Just because the characters discuss something doesn't mean they figured everything out right.