Cronos

Cronos

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  • Cronos
    1 minutes 28 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008

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Cronos Reviews

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Guillermo del Toro's feature debut is an arch twist on the vampire tale.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3/4

October 5, 2013
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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Cronos surprises with its sophisticated and spirited look at a tale straight from the crypt.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4.5/5

October 5, 2013
David Parkinson
Radio Times

A compelling, complex and wonderfully atmospheric film from Mexican director Guillermo del Toro that is as much about religion and the nature of cinema as it is a horror story.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 4/5

October 5, 2013
Achy Obejas
Chicago Tribune
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While the film's first half entices with its secrets, the second half falls into a predictable narrative that refuses to even suggest possibilities.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 5, 2013

Total Film

Stylishly dusted with musty mysticism, Cronos never sinks its teeth to the bone, but despite some grumbling plot-cogs, del Toro's hallmarks -- tragic heart, splatty body horror, prickly insect-fear -- all gestate wickedly.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 3/5

October 8, 2012

Film4

A charming horror movie, if such a thing is possible.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 4/5

October 17, 2011
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

A low-budget horror/fantasy with some rough edges, Cronos reveals the dark genius of Guillermo del Toro's fecund mind.

Full Review Source: Sarasota Herald-Tribune | Original Score: 4/5

August 29, 2011
Simon Foster
sbs.com.au

Many of the aesthetic qualities and thematic devices that Mexican director Guillermo del Toro would employ in later movies are already on the boil in his debut feature, Cronos.

Full Review Source: sbs.com.au

January 31, 2011
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Del Toro conjures up a delightfully potent atmosphere and motion for it, born no doubt of a real appreciation for such things.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

January 21, 2011
Glenn Heath Jr.
Slant Magazine

Guillermo del Toro says, "Cronos is an exploded view of my brain."

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

December 10, 2010
Matthew Sorrento
Bright Lights Film Journal

The truly child-bound perspectives of The Devil's Backbone and Pan's Labyrinth are still to come, though Aurora has flights of del Torian wonder.

Full Review Source: Bright Lights Film Journal | Original Score: 8.5/10

December 7, 2010
Sean Axmaker
Parallax View

... a weird, heady alchemic brew of antiquated clockwork mechanism, mutant organisms, demented villains driven by a greed for youth...

Full Review Source: Parallax View

December 7, 2010
R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD

A beautifully creepy, hypnotic horror-thriller that paints a vivid picture of why del Toro is such a beloved, wonderfully haunting filmmaker today.

Full Review Source: IGN DVD | Original Score: 8/10

December 4, 2010
Steve Beard
Empire Magazine

This is a wonderfully baroque, gleeful subversion of the days of Hammer. A unique, terrifying mini-masterpiece.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

October 20, 2009
Beth Accomando
KPBS.org

He also makes the refreshing choice of having the monster be all too human and fragile... Cronos is a stylish and innovative take on the familiar vampire movie.

Full Review Source: KPBS.org

July 10, 2008

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Cronos, at $2 million, was one of Mexico's most expensive motion pictures ever, the cost reflected not so much by epic scope and visuals as in polished production values and careful design.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 24, 2007
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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You have to admire the style, sincerity, and overall sense of craft even if you don't fancy the comic-book gore.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

September 24, 2007
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

With this stylish horor film, Mexican director Guillermo del Toro makes a splashy feature debut that impresses narratively as well as technically.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: A

June 4, 2007

Time Out
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A most startling genre piece: tender, imaginative and wholly its own.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Del Toro's first mini-masterpiece.

| Original Score: 4/5

April 2, 2005
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