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Crónicas Reviews

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July 7, 2005
Cronicas is two thirds of a really good movie - someone let me know when they find the rest.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.8/10
Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine
May 14, 2005
An honest effort that is too dramatically slack to sustain more than average interest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
August 25, 2005
An efficient but not-terribly-surprising crime drama that spins off a Silence of the Lambs-like dynamic.
| Original Score: 2/4
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
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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Kyle Smith
New York Post
July 8, 2005
A scathing indictment of writer-director Sebastian Cordero's ability to put together a credible story.
| Original Score: 1/4
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine
July 7, 2005
For a film shot in Ecuador, Crónicas feels curiously American in design.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
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-
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
July 8, 2005
[A] sometimes savvy media melodrama.
| Original Score: 2/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
December 6, 2005
...thoroughly underwhelming and surprisingly dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
July 8, 2005
The movie is devoid of subtext because every idea is expressed with bold punctuation.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Janice Page
Boston Globe
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
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David Rooney
May 14, 2005
Starts out bracingly but gradually loses focus.
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
July 22, 2005
Though Crónicas starts as a stark tragedy about widespread suffering, it morphs into a preachy, languorous treatise on manipulative media.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Phoebe Flowers
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
August 4, 2005
Cronicas as a whole doesn't engender much gravity, because its central theme is so inane.
| Original Score: 2/4
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
August 5, 2005
Leguizamo has played sidekicks. With Cronicas he seems looks for a meatier part.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
August 7, 2005
It never quite achieves the level of journalistic condemnation it so clearly seeks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
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
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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.
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Bob Mondello
October 18, 2008

Los Angeles Daily News
August 3, 2005
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 24, 2005
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AV Club
September 26, 2005

Boston Phoenix
October 8, 2005
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Arizona Republic
December 24, 2005
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