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  • Summary: Struggling to maintain their well-to-do lifestyle in their overly materialistic New England community, Georgie (Kyra Sedgwick) pushes her husband Roger (Vincent D'Onofrio) into a bad real estate deal.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Nikola Grozdanovic
    Mar 2, 2014
    67
    The admirable wit that's on display when it comes to subtle motifs and the poignant conclusion that resonates if you let it, regardless of how predictable or not it may seem, are all things that add up to a satisfactory feeling.
  2. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Feb 26, 2014
    50
    As a film, though, Chlorine is as confusing as its title. Moviegoers be warned: With the skyrocketing cost of movie tickets (not to mention popcorn), this one is a bad investment.
  3. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    Feb 25, 2014
    40
    it’s hard to not see the puppet strings above everyone’s heads as Alaimo tugs them into big statements about suburban emptiness, economic flim-flammery, family dysfunction, and other hallmarks of America’s foundational rot.
  4. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    Mar 2, 2014
    40
    The results don’t feel disjointed so much as oddly undernourished and a bit toothless for what’s intended as a bold (mostly) comic expose.
  5. Reviewed by: Calum Marsh
    Feb 25, 2014
    30
    Alaimo seems to have an unusually high tolerance for shopworn ideas, and Chlorine boasts no shortage of them.
  6. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Feb 27, 2014
    30
    The uninvitingly titled Chlorine is a flat, undercooked suburban comedy. Or is it a drama? Or maybe a kind of satire? Regardless, it's short on style, substance or any clear raison d'être.
  7. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Feb 27, 2014
    30
    Jay Alaimo’s sour tale of suburban greed and marital disappointment, can’t even deliver a temporary high; mired in the blahs, the blues and the midlife crazies, this poor man’s “American Beauty” slowly sucks your will to live.

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