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Chronicle Reviews

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
March 23, 2012
A semi-serious sci-fi romp, lighter and more fun than many of the comic-book movies that it steals from, a superhero movie in which nobody ever crusades, or wears a cape.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
March 19, 2012
Utterly gripping...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie
March 8, 2012
Takes itself too seriously and by the end it was hard not to laugh at the Carrie in a cape concept. The problem is that the found footage/hand cam concept does not service the story and the film would have benefitted without it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
March 2, 2012
A decisão de contar sua história exclusivamente através de câmeras subjetivas, como em vários outros pseudomentários, é ao mesmo tempo sua maior força e sua maior fraqueza.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
CJ Johnson
ABC Radio (Australia)
February 27, 2012
There is no denying its originality, commitment, and sheer entertainment value.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Mendelson
Dark Horizons
February 21, 2012
Chronicle is a thoughtful and empathetic story of three disparate teens who end up with special powers and how it does or does not change them.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
February 20, 2012
... Max Landis' script (from a story by him and director Josh Trank) has real depth and subtlety ...
| Original Score: 4/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
February 17, 2012
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Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 15, 2012
even when the film is working, it's hard not to wonder how the in-story videorecording adds to the effect in any appreciable way
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
February 13, 2012
Chronicle provides more emotional weight than the typical found-footage movie, and that makes it an enjoyable example of a film that is a cut above its genre roots.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer
February 13, 2012
an enjoyable spin through the tropes of the superhero origin story
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
February 12, 2012
This movie attempts to answer the question, what would happen if an angry person suddenly had the power to impose his will on everyone else? The answer is, things would get very bad very fast.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
February 10, 2012
This isn't a family-friendly superhero flick like Sky High nor is it a costume-clad wish-fulfillment fantasy like Kick-Ass. Instead, it grounds its science fiction in high school fact while taking uncomfortable detours into Columbine territory.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
February 10, 2012
The found footage element keeps geting in the way of a good teenage superhero film.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Paul Chambers
CNNRadio
February 9, 2012
"Chronicle" is the kind of science fiction that fans of the genre crave. Despite the limitations of the POV format, it rocks. I want more! Paul Chambers, CNN.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Dominic Corry
Flicks.co.nz
February 9, 2012
This is a nifty, watchable piece of wish-fulfilment entertainment with more than a couple of standout moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
February 9, 2012
For much of its study of young supermen never grasping great responsibility, Chronicle offers a sense of how adolescents can become awfully, powerfully alien even to themselves.
Rick Kisonak
Seven Days
February 8, 2012
It's like "Punk'd" with superpowers.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
February 7, 2012
An okay movie, and this sucks because there's a pretty damn good movie inside of it, right there just barely out of sight.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
February 7, 2012
My first thought was teenagers with super powers - not again! But somehow the script, the actors and the special effects made it something worth watching.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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