Anthony Mackie and Jamie Dornan star in this meditative, twisty flick about a synthetic drug that sends people back in time for seven-minute chunks. Part sci-fi, part heavy drama, and completely mind-melting, it’s the latest from writer/directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (Spring, The Endless). Though Synchronic doesn’t quite stick the landing, it’s clever enough to warrant a watch, if only for Mackie’s outstanding work.

3/5 stars