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Based on 31 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 53 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Despite a gimmicky premise, Chronicle fuels its action with characters you can laugh with, understand and even take to heart. show more

  • 100
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    If the characters weren't so well drawn, if the effects weren't so convincing, and if the upshot weren't so ghastly, the moral component wouldn't carry any weight. But Trank tells his tale with an emotional and visual crispness that gives the superhero genre its best crack at naturalism so far. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Bolstered by the natural performances of a trio of little-known actors, the very watchable Chronicle keeps us captive throughout. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Chronicle is full of smart writing that isn't too smart. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Chronicle is an energetic hodgepodge that tweaks familiar conventions just enough to seem fresh. Forget the X-Men - these are iHeroes. show more

  • 70
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    A clever twist on superpowers and hand-held filmmaking that stumbles before the ending. show more

  • 75
    Michelle Orange Movieline

    By the time he's putting the entire metro area on notice -- having thrashed his father and all the local bullies -- Andrew has no camera and the metaphor has run away with the story entirely. The crazy thing is it almost works. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    John Trank's Chronicle grows into an uncommonly entertaining movie that involves elements of a superhero origin story, a science-fiction fantasy and a drama about a disturbed teenager. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The cast is comprised of unfamiliar faces, which enhances the pseudo-reality of the milieu. The principals - Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, and Michael B. Jordan - are professional actors with credits (many on television) to their names. But they are not "known" stars and that allows them to be accepted with ease into these roles. show more

  • 63
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    Unfortunately, the film's climactic finale grows repetitive and goes on a little too long; once you've seen bodies flying and crashing through buildings once, you've seen it plenty. show more

  • June 04, 2012 dg00000000125361
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    fairly good movie night movie redbox with friends. id hate to spend money to see this in a theater. Also the ending of the movie was extreamly abrupt and i feel that they could have done it better.

  • May 26, 2012 Hiker326
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    This has to be one of the worst movies of all time. Maybe it is my age because once upon a time ago I actually liked this sort of movie-- one told from the perspective of a camera that the characters are using. If you haven\'t guessed, I\'m talking about The Blair Witch Project; this was nothing like that. The story line was ridiculous. It got so boring that I turned it off with a half hour left to go. I\'m sure I missed nothing exciting (probably saw it all in the trailer).

  • May 18, 2012 cookstoree2
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    Very enjoyable film! Saw it with friends ! Just a GOOD time!!!

  • May 13, 2012 red5311036
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    Don\'t waste your time. Terrible movie

  • April 20, 2012 iu00000000118884
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    I j ust came from seeing this movie and it was pretty cool not that bad at the second run movie house

  • April 16, 2012 hawbecker191
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  • April 05, 2012 mattwyatt55106
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    I went to go see it and I thought thought it was amazing, the special effects was awesome, the acting performance was good, and the found footage and cinematic was great. This was really a kick ass scifi action movie I really enjoyed it and I really hope they make another one.

  • March 03, 2012 ep00000000116644
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    Much Better than I expected in a teen movie, the acting and special effects were very good too.

  • March 01, 2012 ykiss7
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    good to watch this one. Good story and action.

  • February 25, 2012 barnesfox
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    just alright


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