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Chronicle

Overview


Genre :

Adventure, Fantasy

Release Date :

February 03, 2012

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Josh Trank

Starring :

Dane DeHaan, Michael B. Jordan, Alex Russell, Ashley Hinshaw, Michael Kelly, Anna Wood, Rudi Malcolm, Luke Tyler, Armand Aucamp, Joe Vaz

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

“..unlike typical hero-in-long-underwear-origin tales..”
by Aaron Hillis [Village Voice]
Review rate : C

“..there is no sense of the magical in the goings-on, even though what the boys are doing defies logic and gravity..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
Review rate : B

“..there is an embarrassing jizz-related moment.....”
by Dave Golder [SFX Magazine]
Review rate : C+

“..the superhero stuff is all fine and good enough, but it's this vision of a lonely boy with his swooping, dipping, flying Tinker Bell of a camera that truly lifts the movie..”
by Manohla Dargis [New York Times]
Review rate : C+

“..pleasantly ambiguous, even philosophical, in its closing moments..”
by Shaun Munro [What Culture]
“..perhaps the most intriguing thing about Chronicle is that it makes us reconsider the terms superhero and supervillain entirely..”
by MaryAnn Johanson [Flick Filosopher]
Review rate : B

“..indulges in some wild, witty spectacle, but he's equally adept with the tale's grimmer elements..”
by Keith Uhlich [Time Out New York]
Review rate : A

“..humour and the human touch of characterisation cut through origin-tale cliche to start..”
by Kevin Harley [Total Film]
“..as a tale of powerful yet uncontrollable transformation, the film provides a modern update on the monster-movie formula..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]
“..already a pretty smart and savvy storyline..”
by Staci Layne Wilson [Horror.com]
Review rate : B
Reviewed by Betsy Sharkey [Los Angeles Times]
Review rate : C+
Reviewed by John Anderson [Newsday]
Review rate : C+
Reviewed by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
Review rate : C
Reviewed by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
Review rate : D+
Reviewed by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]

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THE INTRUDERS :

“..this is one of those movies that's not very good but not so offensively bad that I regret ever seeing it. No doubt, it's also something I probably won't remember in a week..”
by Brian Oliver [The Movieman]

FOCUS :

“..like a counterfeit handbag: It looks great but falls apart when you reach into it..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]

A LA MALA :

“..thoroughly predictable, and despite an original setup, the movie never rouses the emotions..”
by Marjorie Baumgarten [Austin Chronicle]

THE HUNTING GROUND :

“..the stories are horrifying, but essential to hear..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]

OUT OF THE DARK :

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by Sara Stewart [New York Post]

THE SALVATION :

“..delivering a highly stylized widescreen revenge picture loaded with weapons and driven entirely by "superficial action"..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]

EVERLY :

“..the film isn't particularly convincing either as a rousing anthology of bloodsport set pieces or a deeply felt portrait of revenge and reunion..”
by Vadim Rizov [A.V. Club]

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by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]

BLUEBIRD :

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by Jordan Hoffman [Film.com]

THE LAZARUS EFFECT :

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