Crónicas Reviews

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Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
May 24, 2007
Proceeds breathlessly and hysterically towards a story that in the end, seems to have hardly left the finish line.
Lewis Beale
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
A blunt instrument of a tale, with considerable emotional impact.
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
December 6, 2005
...thoroughly underwhelming and surprisingly dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
November 1, 2005
A riveting exploration of good and evil where the line between the two is unclear.
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Janice Page
Boston Globe
October 7, 2005
Nothing in this would-be thriller grabs you by the throat, never mind reaches down to your guts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
September 30, 2005
Leguizamo tackles his first Spanish-language role with considerable aplomb.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
September 23, 2005
As good a commentary on our present media age as you're likely to find.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Lindy T. Shepherd
Orlando Weekly
September 22, 2005
This suspenseful film and its star are as sharp as razors as they delve into the dark corners of life.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
September 11, 2005
[Helmer] Cordero tries to humanize his monster and, as such, takes the wind out of Cronicas's sails.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
September 9, 2005
Ecuadoran filmmaker Sebastian Cordero certainly has style to burn and has some intriguing opinions on the news media, though he could have left out some of the more melodramatic plot elements.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
September 9, 2005
What should be the movie's strength, the mano-a-mano psychological sparring between Manolo and Vinicio, fizzles out with a dispiriting and easily anticipated ending.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
September 8, 2005
An ambitious social-commentary melodrama that works about half the time -- until it engages in the very behavior it sets out to condemn.
Carlo Cavagna
AboutFilm.com
September 1, 2005
a gritty story about a reporter who gets carried away by his ego while he believes he is pursuing the greater good
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
August 30, 2005
Cordero paints his villain with more points to ponder than his protagonist.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
August 26, 2005
We've seen this cautionary tale before, and the outcome, while chilling from an ethical perspective, is almost a foregone conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
August 25, 2005
The hit-and-run destructiveness of the rapacious media is nothing new, but Cordero gives his cynical take a unique setting and a queasy climax.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Achy Obejas
Chicago Tribune
August 25, 2005
[Cordero's] lens is focused on a larger ethics, on what makes human beings heroes and monsters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 25, 2005
Cronicas is the kind of tense, terrific suspenser that screams for a Hollywood remake. Only the remake won't be anywhere near as good, so check out the original.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
August 25, 2005
An efficient but not-terribly-surprising crime drama that spins off a Silence of the Lambs-like dynamic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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