Chronicle of an Escape
Chronicle of an Escape (2008)

The true story of four men who narrowly escaped death at the hands of Argentina's military death squads during the 1970s is brought to the screen in this thriller. In 1977, Claudio Tamburrini (Rodrigo de la Serna) was a goalie for a… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: August 19, 2008
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stephen Holden
New York Times

It is a small relief to discover that Chronicle of an Escape is relatively restrained in its depiction of torture. Despite its restraint, the movie is deeply unsettling.

Jan Stuart

A tense and mammothly upsetting dramatization of Tamburrini's memoir; ... gets everything that can pound in your body pounding.

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Eric Monder
Film Journal International

Feels more like an exploitation B movie for those who get off on rough prison wardens and mistreated, hapless victims.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

This film is both a warning about abuse of government power and a reassurance that justice will sometimes triumph.

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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice

Chronicle might be utterly uncompromising in its "you are there" visceral style-or just unresourceful. I tend toward the latter reading.

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Kevin Courrier
Boxoffice Magazine

Chronicle of an Escape pretty much lives up to its title and little else.

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Andrew O'Hehir

The film is taut and ruthlessly constructed, with odd flashes of humor and a white-knuckle pace.

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Clark Collis
Entertainment Weekly

Blessed with great performances; director Israel Adrián Caetano lets events speak -- and plead and weep -- for themselves.

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Matt Pais

If you need to break out of captivity, clearly running naked is the way to go.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
Tense and shocking.
Cynthia S.
Very engrossing film based on a true story. The scenes during the captivity were so well done...right up to the escape attempt scene where I found myself… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Chronicle of an Escape" starts in 1977 Argentina following a military coup. Roving bands of secret police are snatching… More