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Chronicle Reviews

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David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org

Somewhere amidst a jumble of fast images and unscripted shouts, I couldn't help but feel that this all would have been more effective in a movie that played the material with a more straightforward approach.

Full Review Source: Cinemaphile.org

January 7, 2014
Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground

Superpowers mightn't be for everybody - especially angry, disaffected teenagers.

Full Review Source: Concrete Playground | Original Score: 3/5

March 4, 2013
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

The visual effects in Chronicle are astounding, but it's the well-drawn characters and convincing performances that keep it so wildly entertaining.

Full Review Source: Georgia Straight | Original Score: 4.5/5

February 15, 2013
Shannon M. Houston
Paste Magazine

Chronicle is a sometimes fun, slightly dark film about a boy and his camera.

Full Review Source: Paste Magazine | Original Score: 7.2/10

January 7, 2013
Jeremy Wheeler
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Villains rarely get the lead-character treatment in Hollywood, and that alone makes Chronicle worthy viewing if one is craving a unique found-footage film.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

January 7, 2013
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix

Such cleverness doesn't save the film from predictability and contrivance; it's a triumph of mindlessness over matter.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 2/4

January 7, 2013
Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
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As pulp sci-fi this Fox release is pretty good, but it's also commendable for its sensitive depiction of adolescent behavior.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 7, 2013
Ben Kendrick
ScreenRant

Chronicle isn't just a unique found-footage movie or superior superhero film, it's a truly enjoyable blend of the best each genre has to offer.

Full Review Source: ScreenRant | Original Score: 4/5

September 30, 2012
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com

If other filmmakers involved in this genre could put as much time and effort into their story and characters as screenwriter Max Landis and director Josh Trank did here, there'd be a lot more of them worth watching

Full Review Source: Examiner.com | Original Score: 3/4

September 17, 2012

If how you finish is the pinnacle of performance, Chronicle drills the game winning kick through the uprights just as triple-zeros strike the clock.

Full Review Source: NECN | Original Score: B

September 4, 2012
William Bibbiani
CraveOnline

Captures the wonder of the superhero power fantasy in a way few films ever have.

Full Review Source: CraveOnline | Original Score: 8.5/10

August 22, 2012
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

The overwhelming number of superhero films of late and the seemingly limitless ability of CGI have taken some of the wonder out of displays of dazzling feats beyond ordinary human potential. Chronicle restores that thrill.

Full Review Source: Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema | Original Score: B

August 17, 2012
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Understands postpubescent psychology and even lightly traffics in philosophy...Here are newly born man and superman, both unprepared for the consequences of their sudden inheritance of the earth. [Blu-ray]

Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews | Original Score: 3/4

May 22, 2012
James Plath
Movie Metropolis

There's not much in the way of character development, and the acting, though competent, isn't a selling point. The special effects are decent, but not incredible. If you buy "Chronicle," it's because of the concept itself.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 7/10

May 16, 2012
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A bold mix of "The Craft" and "Akira"...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed | Original Score: 4/4

May 11, 2012
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

The finale, indeed, makes a lot of what we've seen in much more expensive superhero films look stupid.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 5/5

April 30, 2012
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show

What is Chronicle? It's the answer to the question that you asked your friends when you're a kid - what would it be like if super powers were real?

Full Review Source: 2UE That Movie Show | Original Score: 4/5

April 27, 2012
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

An intriguing, character-driven genre story well told.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 5, 2012
Simon Weaving
Screenwize

Clearly made to kick off a new found-footage franchise, Chronicle is a very clever story about teens who develop unusual powers, mixing everyday reality with some excellent out of this world sci-fi fantasy.

Full Review Source: Screenwize | Original Score: 3.5/5

April 2, 2012
Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

A semi-serious sci-fi romp, lighter and more fun than many of the comic-book movies that it steals from, a superhero movie in which nobody ever crusades, or wears a cape.

Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service | Original Score: 3/4

March 23, 2012
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