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Cronos Reviews

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
October 5, 2013
Guillermo del Toro's feature debut is an arch twist on the vampire tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
October 5, 2013
Cronos surprises with its sophisticated and spirited look at a tale straight from the crypt.
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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
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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.
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
February 9, 2006
A most startling genre piece: tender, imaginative and wholly its own.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
August 30, 2004
A very stylish and sophisticated Mexican variation on some age-old themes.
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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
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Richard Harrington
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
It's also an amazingly assured feature debut for the 29-year-old del Toro, who is both its writer and director.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
An enormously enjoyable gothic yarn from Mexico.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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