Chromophobia (2005)




Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

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An all-star ensemble cast, including Penélope Cruz, Ralph Fiennes and Kristin Scott Thomas, shines in this compelling drama. A wealthy family slowly unravels at the seams while struggling with the pressures of modern living.
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Ben Chaplin
as Trent
Penelope Cruz
as Gloria
Ralph Fiennes
as Stephen Tulloch
Ian Holm
as Edward Aylesbury
Rhys Ifans
as Colin
Damian Lewis
as Marcus Aylesbury
Kristin Scott Thomas
as Iona Aylesbury
Harriet Walter
as Penelope Aylesbury
Anthony Higgins
as Geoffrey Wharton
Clem Tibber
as Orlando Aylesbury
Bronson Webb
as Hendrix
Robbie Gee
as Ricky
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Critic Reviews for Chromophobia

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (2)

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… | December 13, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

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 1, 2005
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Clichéd and contrived.

Full Review… | December 14, 2007
Independent (UK)

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… | December 14, 2007
Daily Telegraph (UK)

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

Full Review… | December 14, 2007
Financial Times

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

Full Review… | December 14, 2007

Audience Reviews for Chromophobia

It's definitely a strong movie, with interesting characters and solid performances but nothing in the story or plot justifies the length of it...

Marilena Georgiadou
Marilena Georgiadou

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