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Crónicas Reviews

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March 1, 2007
A blunt instrument of a tale, with considerable emotional impact.
November 1, 2005
A riveting exploration of good and evil where the line between the two is unclear.
October 8, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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 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 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 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
August 25, 2005
Cronicas is the kind of movie that grabs you while you're watching, even if later you wish it had grabbed a little harder.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 17, 2005
Even though he's been around for years, the promise Leguizamo shows in Crónicas makes it seem as though the actor is just getting started.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 16, 2005
Disturbing and thought-provoking... with a truly unsettling ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 11, 2005
Cronicas sometimes strikes an uneasy balance between sensationalism and sober reflection.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 7, 2005
Who could've guessed subtitles would make John Leguizamo a better actor?
Read More | Original Score: B
August 5, 2005
With considerable passion and more than a little anger, Cronicas argues that our appetite for an increasing coarse and sensational type of news programming has skewed our inner compasses.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 5, 2005
Shot on location in two villages of the filmmaker's native country, Crónicas seethes with authenticity, suspense and drama.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
August 3, 2005
A sharp, intelligent film.... Who'd have thought an Ecuadorian film would have so much to say about modern American journalism?
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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