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Chronicle Reviews

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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
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
February 7, 2012
While most similar high-profile projects just consist of a lot of muscly guys wielding big weapons, zooming around outer space and saying forgettable stuff, this movie actually gives audiences something to invest themselves in.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 7, 2012
"Chronicle" is a mildly experimental commercial film, and, for the most part, it's loose-limbed fun.
February 6, 2012
Even if McGrain were wrong on most of his charges, he is probably right on a few, and that is a sobering thought. The question is which ones.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
February 6, 2012
Another one of those cheaply made shaky hand-held camera found-footage flicks.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
February 5, 2012
Director Josh Trank does an impressive job of capturing the elation of three young men in the ecstatic throes of discovering they literally can do just about anything.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 5, 2012
Takes all the standard Super Hero movie cliches dresses it up with an interesting "documentary" style approach that makes the movie seem fresher than it actually ends up being.
Full Review | Original Score: A
February 5, 2012
Not only does Trank have a real affinity for his characters, his instincts are pretty edgy, capturing the alienation, class rage and instability of teenage emotions.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 5, 2012
The movie is surprisingly character based, using stock figures from a John Hughes High School comedy only to give them all more depth and nuance then you'd typically expect for a tale of this sort.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 5, 2012
Neither the boys nor the film's director and screenwriter can think of anything to do with these special gifts that is not frivolous, playful or malevolent.
February 5, 2012
Stands above the rest in the "found footage" genre. I want more.
February 5, 2012
Slick sci-fi, appealing to its adolescent audience with the question: 'What would you do if you had super powers?'
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
February 4, 2012
The miracle of this little film ‒ easily the best thing I've seen so far this year ‒ is that it takes the X-Men formula and grounds it in the messy, blue-collar reality of Gus Van Sant.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 4, 2012
The movie has to cheat every now and then to cover the story more fully (who has edited all this found footage together so perfectly?), but thank God it does because the film is richer for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 4, 2012
A relentlessly-grim overhaul of Revenge of the Nerds into a comic book superhero saga with shades of Lord of the Flies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 4, 2012
Despite the "found footage" aspect, of which I am not a fan, Chronicle is highly entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 4, 2012
Calling it found footage is inaccurate and a bit insulting. It never strains under the burden of making you believe what you're watching is true. Instead, this is a compelling character study couched in comic-book wit, color, action and momentum.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
February 4, 2012
A superior found-footage thriller...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 3, 2012
This film's fanboy ejaculate loves you short time as it spews the buildup of what could be interpreted as a "story" and ultimately ends without one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5.0
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