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By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Drama about sex, deception too creepy, explicit for teens.

Movie R 2010 96 minutes
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age 17+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 18+
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Great Movie For Adults

Not for children mature theme.

This title has:

Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5):
Kids say (9):

The strong characters and director Atom Egoyan's patient, thoughtful mood and pacing make this an above-average effort. The Canada-based, Oscar-nominated Egoyan has plenty of experience with adult dramas about sex, including Exotica (1995) and Where the Truth Lies (2005), and his new CHLOE -- which is a remake of the 2003 French film Nathalie -- comes with his usual brand of chilly intelligence and maturity. The four characters behave and relate to one another in emotionally realistic ways, and the fatal lack of communication that leads to their troubles seems painfully genuine.

Where the movie goes slightly wrong is in the thriller portion, wherein the Chloe character behaves more and more irrationally, out of love and/or obsession for Catherine. Her obsession turns homicidal, and the final act of the movie becomes an almost standard-issue Hollywood erotic thriller. Not to mention the odd coincidences that bring all these characters together.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: March 26, 2010
  • On DVD or streaming: July 13, 2010
  • Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson
  • Director: Atom Egoyan
  • Inclusion Information: Middle Eastern/North African directors
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
  • Genre: Drama
  • Run time: 96 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: strong sexual content including graphic dialogue, nudity and language
  • Last updated: February 18, 2023

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