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Crónicas Reviews

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January 29, 2018
Director/screenwriter Sebastián Cordero delivers a lurid and absorbing drama about the power of the media and the steps some will take to get the big scoop.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 24, 2007
Proceeds breathlessly and hysterically towards a story that in the end, seems to have hardly left the finish line.
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March 1, 2007
A blunt instrument of a tale, with considerable emotional impact.
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 6, 2005
...thoroughly underwhelming and surprisingly dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 1, 2005
A riveting exploration of good and evil where the line between the two is unclear.
October 7, 2005
Nothing in this would-be thriller grabs you by the throat, never mind reaches down to your guts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 30, 2005
Leguizamo tackles his first Spanish-language role with considerable aplomb.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
September 23, 2005
As good a commentary on our present media age as you're likely to find.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 22, 2005
This suspenseful film and its star are as sharp as razors as they delve into the dark corners of life.
September 11, 2005
[Helmer] Cordero tries to humanize his monster and, as such, takes the wind out of Cronicas's sails.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
September 9, 2005
Ecuadoran filmmaker Sebastian Cordero certainly has style to burn and has some intriguing opinions on the news media, though he could have left out some of the more melodramatic plot elements.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 9, 2005
What should be the movie's strength, the mano-a-mano psychological sparring between Manolo and Vinicio, fizzles out with a dispiriting and easily anticipated ending.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 8, 2005
An ambitious social-commentary melodrama that works about half the time -- until it engages in the very behavior it sets out to condemn.
September 1, 2005
a gritty story about a reporter who gets carried away by his ego while he believes he is pursuing the greater good
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 30, 2005
Cordero paints his villain with more points to ponder than his protagonist.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 26, 2005
We've seen this cautionary tale before, and the outcome, while chilling from an ethical perspective, is almost a foregone conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 25, 2005
The hit-and-run destructiveness of the rapacious media is nothing new, but Cordero gives his cynical take a unique setting and a queasy climax.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 25, 2005
[Cordero's] lens is focused on a larger ethics, on what makes human beings heroes and monsters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 25, 2005
Cronicas is the kind of tense, terrific suspenser that screams for a Hollywood remake. Only the remake won't be anywhere near as good, so check out the original.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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