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Chromophobia

Chromophobia (2005)

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Unrated,

Drama

Martha Fiennes

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Quite how this segues into a grand finale defining bathos to the strains of Beethoven almost beggars description, but failed seriousness to this degree of screaming awfulness is choice indeed - unfortunately, for all the wrong reasons.

December 13, 2007 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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Save for one sentimental subplot, the writer-director clearly doesn't care for these people very much. Nor is there much reason for viewers to care, either.

June 2, 2005
Hollywood Reporter
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Clichéd and contrived.

December 14, 2007 Full Review Source: Independent
Independent

It's hard to get past an almost sadistic aloofness in the storytelling, and several of Fiennes's flapping plot strands wither on the vine.

December 14, 2007 Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph
Daily Telegraph

One is unsure what the menu is meant to be in this satire/drama/melodrama.

December 14, 2007 Full Review Source: Financial Times
Financial Times

This is no better, and no worse, than two hours of particularly posh soap opera.

December 14, 2007 Full Review Source: Guardian [UK]
Guardian [UK]

Not quite the British Magnolia it wants to be, Chromophobia's melting pot plot is too often little more than overheated melodrama. But aided by Damian Lewis's strong turn, it still manages some unexpectedly poignant moments.

December 14, 2007 Full Review Source: Film4

A lengthy ensemble piece that's emotionally distant but rarely dull.

December 13, 2007 Full Review Source: BBC

Given the implausible contrivances that link these disparate protagonists, though, it's hard to care much about any of them in a chilly drama whose sleek aesthetic masks a hollow soul.

December 13, 2007 Full Review Source: Total Film
Total Film

Chromophobia, incidentally, is an irrational fear of colour. Someting we could have done with a bit more of.

December 13, 2007 Full Review Source: Sky Movies
Sky Movies

Kristin Scott Thomas is marvellous but director Martha Fiennes fails to tie together all the remaining plot strands convincingly.

December 13, 2007 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

The performances are fine but the multiple story strands never really add up to much and the film fails to engage on an emotional level.

December 13, 2007 Full Review Source: ViewLondon
ViewLondon

Digs into modern life in some very interesting ways, even though it's not always easy to see the point of it all.

November 17, 2007 Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall
Shadows on the Wall

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