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Chronic

R Released Sep 23, 2016 1h 33m Drama List
76% Tomatometer 59 Reviews 56% Audience Score 500+ Ratings David, a meticulous and efficient home care nurse working with terminally ill people, develops close relationships with his patients. In his private life David is awkward and reserved, which leads to him needing his patients as much as they need him. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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Chronic demands patience from the viewer -- and yields rich dividends with an affecting story and a committed starring performance by Tim Roth.

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Claudia Puig The Asahi Shimbun GLOBE (Japan) The daily care of the terminally ill is portrayed powerfully in the low-key and clear-eyed Chronic. [Full review in Japanese] Rated: 3/4 Dec 19, 2016 Full Review Gary Goldstein Los Angeles Times For a drama that's as quiet and circumspect as "Chronic," it's a decidedly bold film, one that pulls few punches as it slowly peels away the emotional layers of its complex protagonist. Sep 29, 2016 Full Review Glenn Kenny RogerEbert.com Tim Roth gives a career-high performance in this meticulous, disturbing film. Rated: 3/4 Sep 23, 2016 Full Review Lucía Ros Serra Espinof Hard, unpleasant and at times unfair, the only thing that fails in 'Chronic' is that it doesn't know how to conclude David's character arc. [Full Review in Spanish] May 14, 2020 Full Review Phil W. Bayles One Room With A View Had it ended just a few minutes earlier, Chronic would be a knockout. As it is, it's a difficult watch worth enduring for one of Roth's best performances to date. Rated: 3/5 Apr 12, 2019 Full Review Lucy Popescu CineVue Chronic is a towering achievement. Roth gives a beautifully understated performance... Rated: 4/5 Apr 8, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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cynthia s An eloquent portrayal of impending death from chronic disease and a caregiver who is comfortable only with those in his charge who are going. through it. Beautiful, spare, profoundly intimate and unforgettable. A superb performance by Tim Roth. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 07/20/23 Full Review Audience Member omg! the ending! #speechless Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 08/28/18 Full Review nilufer e I definitely want Tim Roth to take care of me if I got sick. He was so natural and caring and loving, that man is a superb actor and this movie was deep, sentimental, slow but catchy and one of his greatest performances. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review chris n This film is an anti-melodrama, instead of the characters telling us who they are and how they feel, we have to sit in the room with them decide for ourselves. It's a depressing experience but never boring, a well done film. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member "Chronic" explores the side of life we tend to shun. It avoids known story structures. There's no place for metamorphosis. It's raw and requires patience, and to say it gives an answer is an exaggeration. Subtleties have never been so subtle. It's so real it can make as big an impact as if you were there. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Puntaje Original: 5.5 Introspectiva y emocional, pero con una historia desbalanceada y un final desencajado. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Movie Info

Synopsis David, a meticulous and efficient home care nurse working with terminally ill people, develops close relationships with his patients. In his private life David is awkward and reserved, which leads to him needing his patients as much as they need him.
Director
Michel Franco
Producer
Gabriel Ripstein, Michel Franco, Moisés Zonana, Gina Kwon
Screenwriter
Michel Franco
Distributor
Monument Releasing
Production Co
Vamonos Films, Lucia Films, VideoCine, Stromboli Films
Rating
R (Some Nudity and Language)
Genre
Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Sep 23, 2016, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Feb 14, 2017
Box Office (Gross USA)
$5.2K
Runtime
1h 33m
Aspect Ratio
Flat (1.85:1)
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