Critics Consensus

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



Total Count: 179


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User Ratings: 115,754
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Three high school students make an incredible discovery, leading to their developing uncanny powers beyond their understanding. As they learn to control their abilities and use them to their advantage, their lives start to spin out of control, and their darker sides begin to take over. -- (C) Official Site

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Dane DeHaan
as Andrew Detmer
Alex Russell
as Matt Garetty
Michael B. Jordan
as Steve Montgomery
Ashley Grace
as Casey Letter
Anna Wood
as Monica
Bo Petersen
as Karen Detmer
Michael Kelly
as Richard Detmer
Lynita Crofford
as Casey's Mom
Royston Stoffels
as Pharmacist
Patrick Walton
as Park Ranger
Lance Elliott
as Police Officer
Nadine Suliaman
as School Flyer Girl
Pierre Malherbe
as Police Detective
Joe Vaz
as Michael Ernesto
Matthew Dylan Roberts
as Ernesto's Neighbor
Allen Irwin
as Redneck Trucker
Chelsea Nortje
as Girl in Window
Matt Adler
as Newscaster
Daisy Tormé
as Karen Detmer
Matt Nolan
as Austin
Popeye V.
as Park Ranger
Steve Kramer
as Police Officer
Ashley Peldon
as School Flyer Girl
Paul Pape
as Priest
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Critic Reviews for Chronicle

All Critics (179) | Top Critics (37)

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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