This is a SPOILER FREE review. James Ward Brykit makes a hell of a horror directorial debut with Coherence (2013).
I made it without spoilers as even a little could give away the complex plot. Made on a meager budget of $50,000, the movie makes full usage of its production budget, and showcases that the cost of a movie does not always indicate its worth.
Secondly, the movie is only 88 minutes long but every minute is thrilling. There are no boring parts unlike contemporary thrillers and this is what makes Coherence such a fantastic watch. And the ending is super memorable as the climax leaves you breathless. The effects used were also cost effective as they generated many jump scares, even if these were unintended.
To end with, I’d recommend Coherence to thriller lovers. One flaw the movie has that it’s not for anyone so even if you’ve watched thrillers like Inception you might not fancy this one. Great acting by the relatively unknown actress, Emily Baldoni.
The Rating: 3.5 out of 4.