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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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LATEST REVIEWS

UNFINISHED BUSINESS :

“..a jumble of half-baked ideas, none particularly interesting..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]

CHAPPIE :

“..Blomkamp's ideas feel depleted this time, dulled by repetition and other cinematic droids that stretch from HAL 9000 in 2001: A Space Odyssey to Ultron in the upcoming sequel to The Avengers..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]

FAULTS :

“..Winstead is one of the most intuitive actors of her generation, and though her impressive range is easy to spot, it's her elasticity that makes her so rewarding to watch..”
by David Ehrlich [Time Out New York]

KIDNAPPING MR. HEINEKEN :

“..Sam Worthington and Jim Sturgess are solid as two of the four kidnappers, but Swedish director Daniel Alfredson pushes the caper button too many times..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]

OCTOBER GALE :

“..the material is not exceptional, but Ms. Clarkson always is. She's that rare actress over 50 who seems to land a lot of the juicy roles her younger competitors covet..”
by Rex Reed [New York Observer]

TO WRITE LOVE ON HER ARMS :

“..yet there is a touching sincerity to the entire enterprise, its lumpiness coming from a desire not to make things up, and if you can put away your cynicism, which I clearly am struggling with, the acting might win you over too..”
by Steve Morrissey [MovieSteve]

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]