Chronicle
Chronicle (2012)

Three high school students make an incredible discovery, leading to their developing uncanny powers beyond their understanding. As they learn to control their abilities and use them to their advantage, their lives start to spin out of… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 15, 2012
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Critic Score
85%
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User Score
71%



Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Chronicle transcends its found-footage gimmick with a smart script, fast-paced direction, and engaging performances from the young cast.

Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

As pulp sci-fi this Fox release is pretty good, but it's also commendable for its sensitive depiction of adolescent behavior.

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Eric D. Snider
Film.com

Without the found-footage distraction, Chronicle is an entertaining and creative take on the concept of teenage superpowers.

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David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org

Somewhere amidst a jumble of fast images and unscripted shouts, I couldn't help but feel that this all would have been more effective in a movie that played the material with a more straightforward approach.

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David Denby
New Yorker

"Chronicle" is a mildly experimental commercial film, and, for the most part, it's loose-limbed fun.

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Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter

Although it dog-legs into silly mayhem in the homestretch, for a good portion of its quick 83-minute running time Chronicle is a quite clever boys-gone-wild-on-telekinetic-powers fantasy.

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Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground

Superpowers mightn't be for everybody - especially angry, disaffected teenagers.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

Chronicle is the kind of movie that makes one excited about the future prospects of the man at the helm.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

Chronicle puts a fresh, invigorating spin on the superhero origin story, a tale Hollywood spins again and again (and again).

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

The visual effects in Chronicle are astounding, but it's the well-drawn characters and convincing performances that keep it so wildly entertaining.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
Just when you thought the found-footage-genre was dead and stuck in silly and predictable horror gear, there is something fresh and surprising. A super heroes… More
Apeneck Fletcher
The revolution that Stan Lee brought to comics was basically the idea that humans with superpowers were still humans nonetheless (THAT'S the revolution???… More
danny d
a good film. i love the story and the actors were well chosen. dehaan looks like a young leo dicaprio. i somewhat question the decision to make this a found… More
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Eugene Bernabe
A clever form of direction with stylish effects, Josh Trank's Chronicle supplies a rare thrilling blend of action and drama. Though the effects are… More
Nikhil Nandu
The movie is choppy, dialogue is cheesy, characterization is poor, acting is awful, and it ends all too abruptly. This is the kind of movie you go to expecting… More

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