Really appreciate the originality here. There are some genuinely thrilling moments to be found, and considering this is a directorial debut, there is potential here. Unfortunately, other than some occasionally great film making (appreciate the camerawork in particular, as the film is really well shot & well lit at times) and a fairly memorable third act, nothing about Coherence was exceptional or really stood out to me (whether it be the acting, writing or film making). Not only that, but all of the characters were some extremely forgettable donks. Not saying that I always expect well defined, three-dimensional characters in these kinds of films, but these characters in particular were not only extremely dull, but all were written like they were in a Blumhouse horror film. Because of this, the film was pretty unspectacular at times. That said, for a directorial debut, it’s pretty solid. As mentioned above, I appreciate the originality here and there are moments with pretty great film making. The performances are solid enough albeit not great. The dialogue is serviceable enough for this kind of a film. Narrative-wise, it manages to be fairly engaging for the most part, even if I only found the third act to be remotely memorable. James Ward Byrkit clearly had a vision and shows a ton of potential here, and I am mildly curious where he will go in his career. Overall, nothing great, but worthwhile.