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Coherence is an obviously low-budget film. At the very beginning, the cheap camerawork and awkward cuts make this film seem like it was made by an amateur. But as the ball gets rolling and the plot begins to unfold, I honestly stopped noticing. In some parts, the crappy camerawork is actually an advantage.
Now, there's a bit of psuedo-science built into this mystery, but that didn't bother me even though I prefer my science fiction to lean to the harder side of things. The key is that the science doesn't really matter, what matters is how each character reacts or interprets it. It puts every character and their flaws on display with how they react to the information and discovery while they're trying to figure out their predicament.
And like any good film, it really boils down to the characters. And it's excellent. The whole sci-fi mystery backdrop to the whole thing isn't the point of the movie in the end, it's merely a tool that forces out the best and worst of the characters.
9/10. Bigger budget may have improved the camerawork and smoothed out some of the edits, but nothing about the plot or character development needs improvement.
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