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Review: Vincent D'Onofrio, Kyra Sedgwick can't help 'Chlorine'
Review: Vincent D'Onofrio, Kyra Sedgwick can't help 'Chlorine'

The uninvitingly titled "Chlorine" is a flat, undercooked suburban comedy. Or is it a drama? Or maybe a kind of satire? Regardless, it's short on style, substance or any clear raison d'être. Set in a vaguely upscale New England berg called Copper Canyon (but filmed in New Jersey), the story attempts to lay bare the desperate times and desperate measures — relatively speaking, that is — of a circle of locals caught in the orbit of a shady construction deal. The film's nominal protagonist, beleaguered banker Roger Lent (Vincent D'Onofrio, in a strangely sleepy performance), hatches a dubious get-rich-quick scheme that involves stealing the...

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