Chloe Sexy But Not Sizzling

Seyfried, Moore, Neeson shine in erotic thriller
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 26, 2010 8:44 AM CDT

(Newser) – Erotic thriller Chloe boasts fine acting and great chemistry between leads Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson, and Julianne Moore, say critics, although many felt it was a bit short on actual thrills.

  • A film like Chloe invites two questions, according to Carrie Rickey at the Philadelphia Inquirer. "Is it erotic? Yes. Is it good? Yes, until it devolves into third-act pretentiousness and preposterousness."

  • Director Atom Egoyan aimed to make a thought-provoking psychosexual thriller but the results are "just puzzling, little more than a messy affair with mood lighting, sexy lingerie, heavy breathing and swelling, um, music," writes Betsy Sharkey at the Los Angeles Times.
  • Mick LaSalle at the San Francisco Chronicle found Chloe "profound and satisfying." Egoyan and screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson have pulled off the remarkable task of making an erotic movie that's far better than the French original, he writes.
  • From the very beginning, "there’s a lot of naked Amanda Seyfried in Chloe," writes an appreciative Jordan Hoffman at UGO. "The rest of the movie is pretty good, too."

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