The Chumscrubber Synopsis
A teen's suicide exposes the alienation and indifference prevalent in suburban life.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
At once dreamily surreal, acutely intelligent, and strikingly tough-minded, this pitch-dark dramatic comedy recalls David Lynch and "Donnie...
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75

Portland Oregonian

By Shawn Levy
A frustrating combination of inspiration and routine, acuity and dullness, originality and fashion. Part web-of-life indie film, part...
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60

Dallas Observer

By Luke Y. Thompson
Either a bit more humor or a bit more heart could exponentially improve things.
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60

Los Angeles Times

By Carina Chocano
Every adult in the movie is a caricature: Close, Janney and Wilson are compendiums of such broad, unattractive traits they make the ladies...
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50

Austin Chronicle

By Kimberley Jones
It's a Big Idea movie that comes out only half-baked.
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50

Film Threat

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A series of pretentious social commentary punctuated by windows of excellence that only make it more frustrating.
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42

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Sean Axmaker
The few genuine moments of connection -- are as refreshing as they are out of place. They only highlight how false and affected the rest...
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40

Empire

By Olly Richards
A tragic waste of acting talent, with nothing new to say. Can we please now politely close the door on middle-class repression before we...
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30

The A.V. Club

The resulting film is an example of how a film with camera and acting skills in its corner can still fall flat on its face.
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
An appallingly clumsy and stupid take on drugs, kidnapping and suicide in suburbia.
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The Chumscrubber

By movie_fanatic_1
A good movie potraying teens and the parents that are completely uninvolved and uncaring about their child's lives. A good cast including Glenn Close, Camilla Belle, and Justin Chatwin. I thought the...

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Rated R | For language, violent content, drug material and some sexuality