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Chronicle transcends its found-footage gimmick with a smart script, fast-paced direction, and engaging performances from the young cast. Read critic reviews

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Andrew (Dane DeHaan) is a socially awkward, introverted teen whose main form of escape and expression is a video camera. But things begin to change when Andrew, his cousin Matt (Alex Russell) and popular classmate Steve (Michael B. Jordan) discover a mysterious substance that leaves them with incredible powers. As their abilities become more powerful, the teens' lives spin out of control when their darker sides begin to emerge. Andrew's camera captures the unfolding events.

Cast & Crew

Dane DeHaan
Andrew Detmer
Alex Russell
Matt Garretty
Michael B. Jordan
Steve Montgomery
Michael Kelly
Richard Detmer
Ashley Hinshaw
Casey Letter
Bo Petersen
Karen Detmer
Max Landis
Screenwriter
James Dodson
Executive Producer
Matthew Jensen
Cinematographer
Elliot Greenberg
Film Editor
Stephen Altman
Production Design
Diana Cilliers
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Critic Reviews for Chronicle

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Audience Reviews for Chronicle

  • Jun 03, 2016
    The low budget may let down Chronicle somewhat, but you can't get past the fact that it's still the best found-footage movie to come out since Blair Witch, and it's mostly thanks to the incredible performances of DeHaan and B. Jordan that this is the case.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 07, 2016
    One of the better found footage films and a personal favourite of that genre, Chronicle is very well written, has awesome special effects and uses the found footage gimmick in a smart way and has surprisingly good performances. Sometimes it does step into typical found footage territory but for the most part it was consistently great for majority of the run time. If you love found footage films or superhero films this movie will impress you.
    Mr N Super Reviewer
  • Jan 19, 2016
    Even with the found footage style which I'm not a fan of I still loved this movie
    Kameron W Super Reviewer
  • Jan 22, 2014
    A clever form of direction with stylish effects, Josh Trank's Chronicle supplies a rare thrilling blend of action and drama. Though the effects are slightly bland and unreal, the film is saved by its superb young cast and overall excitement and script. 4.5/5
    Eugene B Super Reviewer

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