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Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller Country: USA
IMDB Rating: 5.4/10 Released Date: 22 Jan 2016
Runtime: 101 min Director: Jacob Gentry
Stars: Chad McKnight, Brianne Davis, AJ Bowen, Scott Poythress,

Summery: A physicist who invents a time machine must travel back to the past to uncover the truth about his creation and the woman who is trying to steal it.


Fantasy fans who prize tricksome plotting above spectacle may take a shine to “Synchronicity,” a time-travel tale much more in line with of such modestly scaled recent indies as “Predestination,” “Time Lapse” and the Spanish “Timecrimes” than action-oriented studio pics like “Looper” or “Edge of Tomorrow.” Polished and clever, though not quite so engrossing or memorable as one might have hoped, writer-director Jacob Gentry’s first feature since 2007’s exquisite-corpse triptych “The Signal” should appeal to a smaller segment of the same demo that made “Ex Machina” a sleeper hit this year. As it happens, “Synchronicity” also suffers from the same Earth-bound failure of imagination as “Ex-Machina”: an essentially dull, familiar view of gender dynamics that provides the primary emotional focus in an otherwise intriguingly offbeat near-future context. In that film, it was the naif-nerd hero’s relationship to a deceptively innocent-looking A.I. agent of destruction. Here, the slightly older naif-nerd hero gets a stock two-faced femme fatale to steal his ideas and lead him nose-first through the increasingly dense narrative hoops. In both cases, a smart script is somewhat let down by the banality of a brainy, not-unattractive male protagonist who nonetheless seems to abandon all reason the first time a pretty girl (or even a pretty robot) bats eyes at him.