Chained for Life Reviews

September 11, 2019
A meaningful, moving, and often quite funny interrogation of beauty in the movies.
September 10, 2019
Schimberg's film is odd, darkly funny and - when it means to be - a little frightening.
September 10, 2019
Deeply weird without being difficult to follow, Chained also bears traces of David Lynch's The Elephant Man in its DNA - influences that guide Schimberg in a direction that's difficult to predict but fun to follow.
July 27, 2018
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 24, 2018
The script's showbiz satire shows occasional flashes of savage brilliance, and the meta aspects are thoughtfully composed, if occasionally self-indulgent.
June 28, 2018
Chained for Life expands on the idea of difference as a humanizing catalyst, and cinema is its playground.
June 21, 2018
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 19, 2018
Chained for Life is a fine film about how disability is misappropriated.