Chain
Chain (2005)

As regional character disappears and corporate culture shapes our environment, it's increasingly hard to tell where you are. In Chain, malls, theme parks, hotels and highways across the globe are joined into one… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 14, 2005
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

What might have been highly effective as a nonfiction short is extended way beyond its dramatic possibilities, and the narrative structure Cohen has devised adds little to the overall effect.

Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

It's still thought-provoking, but not quite as profound as it pretends to be.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Jem Cohen's nightmarish portrait of a deracinated world includes footage shot over 10 years in several countries but cut together so seamlessly that the film seems to unfold in a single, continuous strip of malls, hotels and airports.

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Eddie Cockrell
Variety

A hypnotically involving film based on the genuinely novel idea of stitching together shots taken over a six-year period in 11 American states and six countries.

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Ed Halter
Village Voice

A dreamlike travelogue that transforms a mundane world into something strange and new.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Jem Cohen's visually haunting film deliberately blurs the lines between fiction, documentary and cinematic essay.

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Eric Monder
Film Journal International

Both Nikaido and her untrained co-star, Mira Billotte, do too good a job at portraying ennui and Chain suffers as much as it succeeds from it.

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