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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"As pulp sci-fi this Fox release is pretty good, but it's also commendable for its sensitive depiction of adolescent behavior."
‑ Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader
"Without the found-footage distraction, Chronicle is an entertaining and creative take on the concept of teenage superpowers."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
"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."
‑ David Keyes,
"Chronicle is a sometimes fun, slightly dark film about a boy and his camera."
‑ Shannon M. Houston, Paste Magazine
"Chronicle isn't just a unique found-footage movie or superior superhero film, it's a truly enjoyable blend of the best each genre has to offer."
‑ Ben Kendrick, ScreenRant
""Chronicle" is a mildly experimental commercial film, and, for the most part, it's loose-limbed fun."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"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."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter
"Superpowers mightn't be for everybody - especially angry, disaffected teenagers."
‑ Tom Glasson, Concrete Playground
"Villains rarely get the lead-character treatment in Hollywood, and that alone makes Chronicle worthy viewing if one is craving a unique found-footage film."
‑ Jeremy Wheeler, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"If other filmmakers involved in this genre could put as much time and effort into their story and characters as screenwriter Max Landis and director Josh Trank did here, there'd be a lot more of them worth watching"
‑ Jeff Beck,
"Chronicle is the kind of movie that makes one excited about the future prospects of the man at the helm."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Chronicle puts a fresh, invigorating spin on the superhero origin story, a tale Hollywood spins again and again (and again)."
‑ Adam Graham, Detroit News
"The visual effects in Chronicle are astounding, but it's the well-drawn characters and convincing performances that keep it so wildly entertaining."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"Such cleverness doesn't save the film from predictability and contrivance; it's a triumph of mindlessness over matter."
‑ Peter Keough, Boston Phoenix
"If how you finish is the pinnacle of performance, Chronicle drills the game winning kick through the uprights just as triple-zeros strike the clock."
‑ Erick Weber, NECN
More reviews for Chronicle on Rotten Tomatoes

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