Chained Reviews

July 25, 2019
shamelessly provocative, unconvincing and dull
May 6, 2019
D'Onofrio and Farren are a powerful pair. An excellent, devilish twist which comes late in the game, changing everything, proving Jennifer Lynch is as twisted as her father.
February 9, 2019
It's more successful in concept than execution perhaps, but the film's pessimistic view of humanity and genre-bending philosophical foundations keep it interesting.
August 23, 2018
Yet as evocative as this intro is, sadly it's the last truly enjoyable moment of an extremely clichéd horror.
August 24, 2015
Deserves credit for trying to mine some relatively intelligent chills out of something different, topical, and primally disturbing.
March 25, 2013
Lynch...presents nuanced, sepia-tinged menace with a clear and determined eye.
February 1, 2013
Jennifer Lynch, daughter of David, does the filmmaking equivalent of drunkenly totalling dad's prized Ferrari.
February 1, 2013
[It] will likely find favour with horror audiences looking for something more thoughtful than another instalment of Saw.
February 1, 2013
Filmmaker Lynch (daughter of David) knows how to push our buttons, using misogynist violence to keep us uncomfortable right through this contained, stylish thriller.
February 1, 2013
In this claustrophobic cabbie horror, Jennifer Lynch makes us captive passengers as she traces a chain of domestic abuse to its bitter Oedipal end.
January 31, 2013
Chained is silly and nasty at the same time.
January 31, 2013
Impressively directed and superbly written, this is a chilling, thought-provoking horror movie with a pair of terrific performances by Vincent D'Onofrio and newcomer Eamon Farren.
January 30, 2013
Plenty nasty but singularly lacking in clever new twists on a weary genre.
January 28, 2013
A grimmer-than-grim tale of murder, incarceration and mayhem.
January 28, 2013
Not for the faint of heart or the weak of spirit, and probably not even for fans of more traditional horror films... this is a grenade lobbed into a genre that desperately needs its bones rattled.
January 22, 2013
It boasts no character insight, social commentary or discernible overall point to counter charges that this is just a redundant wallow in arted-up, torture-porn cruelty.
January 18, 2013
It certainly makes for a traumatic watch.
August 31, 2012
Lynch's brutal 'buddy pic' takes some very dark turns, culminating in a walloping twist of a coda. Whether that twist is actually necessary or relevant - and I'm still undecided - this is a bleakly claustrophobic film about the ties that bind
August 30, 2012
Chained is confronting cinema like we rarely see, even with its share of hiccups.