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Dennis Harvey(Variety): Some of "Chlorine's" scenes business for a pat lifestyle satire that be possible to be diverting enough but feels secondhand. Elsewhere it makes wobbly overtures about unearned dramatic poignancy …
Jeannette Catsoulis(New York Times): Mired in the blahs, the dejection and the midlife crazies, this in distress man's "American Beauty" slowly sucks your direct to live.
Farran Smith Nehme(New York Post): It's not a cheering movie, and yet there are persevering good bits.
Rex Reed(New York Observer): Unfortunately, more fit movies have already been made with reference to the subject, from the underrated thin skin The Joneses to the current Wolf of Wall Street.
Gary Goldstein(Los Angeles Times): A peremptory, undercooked suburban comedy. Or is it a play? Or maybe a kind of burlesque? Regardless, it's short steady style, substance or any clear raison d'e.
Calum Marsh(Village Voice): Jay Alaimo's tedious dramatic comedy often seems as if it were assembled using the divide-up technique favored by Burroughs and his hammer contemporaries, in which clichare thrown contemporaneously and arbitrarily rearranged.
Nikola Grozdanovic(The Playlist): The striking wit that's on parade when it comes to subtle motifs and the severe conclusion that resonates if you suffer it, regardless of how predictable or not it may present the appearance, are all things that add up to a sufficient feeling.
Shirley Sealy(Film Journal International): An apt one after another title for this lightweight comedy/dramatic composition might be A Woodchuck in the Suburbs – according to, like the slightly more serious The Wolf of Wall Street, it shows that none matter where they are, greed makes populace do crazy things.
Scott Tobias(The Dissolve): The pellicle is about how adults can sometimes act like children, and the unforeseen consequences that result. We know, because [Kyra] Sedgwick says it out vociferous in the third act.
Brian Orndorf( Derivative and unresponsive, Chlorine tanks every idea it submits, incapable of achieving the pathos it sets out for itself, absentminded to filmmaking limitation and thematic sluggishness.
Mike McGranaghan(Aisle Seat): Chlorine is lacking in exact about everything: wit, dramatic momentum, coherence, etc. A wildly underdeveloped film.
Jamie S. Rich(Oregonian): Every time Jay Lifton's self-consciously quirky melody kicks in, it undermines everything otherwise. It sounds more like Lifton is construction fun of indie comedies rather than participating in some.