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Cronos Reviews

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Janet Maslin
New York Times
August 30, 2004
A very stylish and sophisticated Mexican variation on some age-old themes.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
March 9, 2004
One of the most intelligent -- and strangely moving -- horror films ever made
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Christopher Null
October 18, 2003
cute and original
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Neil Martin
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
The film's shocking grotesqueness is not just for show. It is one element in a multi-layered cultural commentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
November 7, 2002
Like most of Del Toro's films, it tends to be way overrated by desperate cultists.
| Original Score: 2/5
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002
The acting is universally bad. Perlman has fun chewing up the scenery, but everyone else is painfully bad. The dialog was rotten too.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
With its mixture of popcorn horror and sensual artistry, Cronos is both grotesque and beautiful, a sometimes surreal combination that has become the hallmark of Del Toro's best films
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Greg Muskewitz
February 13, 2001
New dimensions on an old tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
There were no unnerving images in Cronos. There's a lot of blood and gore -- but that's rather routine.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Cronos is not really about plot. It is about character.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Richard Harrington
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
It's also an amazingly assured feature debut for the 29-year-old del Toro, who is both its writer and director.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
An enormously enjoyable gothic yarn from Mexico.
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
It's genuinely disquieting. Which is all you really need.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Hardly for everyone, fans of horror who are looking for something different will likely be the most pleased by this unique entry in the genre. And del Toro proves himself a talent to watch for in the future.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
One of the most enjoyable horror films I have seen since I was a teen...
Full Review | Original Score: 6/8
Scott Renshaw
January 1, 2000
A viewer willing to overlook its lack of heart will be rewarded by a project full of a new director's excitement at being allowed to realize his vision.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Cole Smithey
October 27, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Nicolas Lacroix
March 10, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
October 8, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
August 25, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
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