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Cronos Reviews

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Top Critic
James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
There were no unnerving images in Cronos. There's a lot of blood and gore -- but that's rather routine.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002
The acting is universally bad. Perlman has fun chewing up the scenery, but everyone else is painfully bad. The dialog was rotten too.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Achy Obejas
Chicago Tribune
October 5, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
August 25, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
November 7, 2002
Like most of Del Toro's films, it tends to be way overrated by desperate cultists.
| Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
August 29, 2011
A low-budget horror/fantasy with some rough edges, Cronos reveals the dark genius of Guillermo del Toro's fecund mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Glenn Heath Jr.
Slant Magazine
December 10, 2010
Guillermo del Toro says, "Cronos is an exploded view of my brain."
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
September 23, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Cronos is not really about plot. It is about character.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Simon Foster
January 31, 2011
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.
Michael Szymanski
October 17, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
April 2, 2005
Del Toro's first mini-masterpiece.
| Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Sorrento
Bright Lights Film Journal
December 7, 2010
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 | Original Score: 8.5/10
Beth Accomando
July 10, 2008
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.
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
One of the most enjoyable horror films I have seen since I was a teen...
Full Review | Original Score: 6/8
Cole Smithey
October 27, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
September 24, 2007
You have to admire the style, sincerity, and overall sense of craft even if you don't fancy the comic-book gore.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 21, 2011
Del Toro conjures up a delightfully potent atmosphere and motion for it, born no doubt of a real appreciation for such things.
Steve Beard
Empire Magazine
October 20, 2009
This is a wonderfully baroque, gleeful subversion of the days of Hammer. A unique, terrifying mini-masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Null
October 18, 2003
cute and original
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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