• Unrated, 2 hr. 16 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Martha Fiennes
    In Theaters:
    May 21, 2005 Wide
  • Quinta Communications


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Chromophobia Reviews

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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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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
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

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

Full Review Source: Financial Times

December 14, 2007
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
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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.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 1/6

December 13, 2007
Robert Hanks

Clichéd and contrived.

Full Review Source: Independent | Original Score: 1/5

December 14, 2007
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

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.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph

December 14, 2007
Tim Evans
Sky Movies

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

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 2/5

December 13, 2007
Matthew Turner

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.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 2/5

December 13, 2007
William Thomas
Empire Magazine

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

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

December 13, 2007
Neil Smith
Total Film

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.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 2/5

December 13, 2007
Cath Clarke

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

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

December 14, 2007

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.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 3/5

December 14, 2007
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

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

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 17, 2007
Anna Smith

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

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 3/5

December 13, 2007
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