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35 Ratings

The Chameleon

Directed by Jean-Paul Salomé
Canada, France, 2010
Biography, Thriller


When teenager Nicholas Barclay mysteriously resurfaces after he went missing three years ago, his sister and mother welcome him back with open arms, but a no-nonsense FBI agent is out to prove he’s an imposter.

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The Chameleon Directed by Jean-Paul Salomé

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  • Justin Vicari's rating of the film The Chameleon

    Some cheesy, implausible moments; also raw, jaw-dropping ones. Barkin is an acting feast in the role of a junky mother with crumpled face, clenched voice, and skin she'd like to jump out of if she could. Maybe it doesn't add up to much; I sensed a bigger, untold story. But this is the kind of lumpen U.S. desperation that's in Into the Abyss, Meskada, Winter's Bone, Cul-de-Sac - call it American Methlab Gothic.

  • davy's rating of the film The Chameleon

    This movie had me asking a lot of questions. What was it trying to achieve? What motivated these characters? What genre was it? Is Emilie de Ravin a spring or winter? But it doesn't matter because the movie answers none of them. For a psychological thriller (true crime? police procedural? seriously what genre is this) there is no great Aha! moment which means my emotional investment was exactly 0%. Just so empty.

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