Chained for Life (2018) - Rotten Tomatoes

Chained for Life (2018)

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A beautiful actress struggles to connect with her disfigured co-star on the set of a European auteur's English-language debut. Through pitch-black satire, Chained for Life examines the treatment of disability on screen and on set.

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Critic Reviews for Chained for Life

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (5)

At times Schimberg's gambits feel too coy, their aim too dry despite the sensational hooks. But more often than not, the immediate impact is engagingly droll, and there's no questioning the overall adventurousness, confidence and originality.

July 27, 2018 | Full Review…

The script's showbiz satire shows occasional flashes of savage brilliance, and the meta aspects are thoughtfully composed, if occasionally self-indulgent.

July 24, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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Chained for Life expands on the idea of difference as a humanizing catalyst, and cinema is its playground.

June 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Schimberg creates a melodrama that reflects on the terms of melodrama while also pointing toward a grass-roots cinematic revolution-movies made by people about their own experiences.

June 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Chained for Life is a fine film about how disability is misappropriated.

June 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Masterfully directed by Aaron Shimberg, Chained for Life is a wonderfully funny and empathetic meta-commentary, a behind-the-scenes drama in the style of Cassavetes' Opening Night and Truffaut's La Nuit Americaine.

August 2, 2018 | Rating: 10/10 | Full Review…

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