Chronicle (2012)

Three high school students make an incredible discovery, leading to their developing uncanny powers beyond their understanding. As they learn to control their abilities and use them to their advantage, their lives start to spin out of… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: February 3, 2012
DVD Release Date: May 15, 2012
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Chronicle transcends its found-footage gimmick with a smart script, fast-paced direction, and engaging performances from the young cast.

Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

As pulp sci-fi this Fox release is pretty good, but it's also commendable for its sensitive depiction of adolescent behavior.

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Eric D. Snider

Without the found-footage distraction, Chronicle is an entertaining and creative take on the concept of teenage superpowers.

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Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald

[Chronicle]'s approach delivers a fresh take on superhero genre and its attitude should appeal to its YouTube generation target audience.

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David Denby
New Yorker

"Chronicle" is a mildly experimental commercial film, and, for the most part, it's loose-limbed fun.

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Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter

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.

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Myriam Ghattas
Daily News Egypt

Trank's debut feature treats the audience to a deluge of teen angst, power trips, comradeship and rivalry yielding an insightful look into the unstable machine driving humans' wills and desires.

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James Berardinelli

Chronicle is the kind of movie that makes one excited about the future prospects of the man at the helm.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

Chronicle puts a fresh, invigorating spin on the superhero origin story, a tale Hollywood spins again and again (and again).

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Mark Jackson
Epoch Times

A found-footage film, like 'Blair Witch,' combined with 'Bowling for Columbine.' Instead of witches and guns, it's a teen outcast with supernormal abilities; like 'Carrie' with shaky-cam and cool CG.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
Just when you thought the found-footage-genre was dead and stuck in silly and predictable horror gear, there is something fresh and surprising. A super heroes… More
Kevin M. Williams
The revolution that Stan Lee brought to comics was basically the idea that humans with superpowers were still humans nonetheless (THAT'S the revolution???… More
danny d
a good film. i love the story and the actors were well chosen. dehaan looks like a young leo dicaprio. i somewhat question the decision to make this a found… More
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Eugene Bernabe
A clever form of direction with stylish effects, Josh Trank's Chronicle supplies a rare thrilling blend of action and drama. Though the effects are… More
Nikhil Nandu
The movie is choppy, dialogue is cheesy, characterization is poor, acting is awful, and it ends all too abruptly. This is the kind of movie you go to expecting… More

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