Crónicas (2005)



Critic Consensus: An unsettling and absorbing cautionary tale with John Leguizamo playing an unscrupulous TV reporter who uses the medium to further his own goals.

Movie Info

A man with a secret forms an uneasy alliance with an opportunistic reporter in this drama from Mexico. Manolo Bonilla (John Leguizamo) is a broadcast journalist for a Latin-American tabloid television series who has been sent to Ecuador to cover the funeral services of three children who fell victim to a mass murderer known as "the Monster of Babahoyo." Shortly after Bonilla finishes interviewing a young mourner, the child is struck by a car driven by Vinicio Cepeda (Damián Alcázar), a traveling … More

Rating: R (for violence, a scene of sexuality, and language)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Sebastián Cordero
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 8, 2005
Box Office: $0.1M
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Critic Reviews for Crónicas

All Critics (77) | Top Critics (29)

A riveting exploration of good and evil where the line between the two is unclear.

November 1, 2005
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Nothing in this would-be thriller grabs you by the throat, never mind reaches down to your guts.

Full Review… | October 7, 2005
Boston Globe
Top Critic

As good a commentary on our present media age as you're likely to find.

Full Review… | September 23, 2005
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

An ambitious social-commentary melodrama that works about half the time -- until it engages in the very behavior it sets out to condemn.

Full Review… | September 8, 2005
Washington Post
Top Critic

We've seen this cautionary tale before, and the outcome, while chilling from an ethical perspective, is almost a foregone conclusion.

Full Review… | August 26, 2005
Seattle Times
Top Critic

[Cordero's] lens is focused on a larger ethics, on what makes human beings heroes and monsters.

Full Review… | August 25, 2005
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Crónicas


Great movie. Interesting story plot. Great cast- John Leguizamo, Leonor Watling, Alfred Molina, Javier Cámara, and Damián Alcázar. Worthy!

Leo L

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