Crónicas (2005)

A man with a secret forms an uneasy alliance with an opportunistic reporter in this drama from Mexico. Manolo Bonilla (John Leguizamo) is a broadcast journalist for a Latin-American tabloid television series who has been sent to Ecuador to… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: July 8, 2005
DVD Release Date: November 8, 2005
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: An unsettling and absorbing cautionary tale with John Leguizamo playing an unscrupulous TV reporter who uses the medium to further his own goals.

Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

A riveting exploration of good and evil where the line between the two is unclear.

Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

An ambitious social-commentary melodrama that works about half the time -- until it engages in the very behavior it sets out to condemn.

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Prairie Miller
Long Island Press

Proceeds breathlessly and hysterically towards a story that in the end, seems to have hardly left the finish line.

Janice Page
Boston Globe

Nothing in this would-be thriller grabs you by the throat, never mind reaches down to your guts.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

We've seen this cautionary tale before, and the outcome, while chilling from an ethical perspective, is almost a foregone conclusion.

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Lewis Beale
Film Journal International

A blunt instrument of a tale, with considerable emotional impact.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

As good a commentary on our present media age as you're likely to find.

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Achy Obejas
Chicago Tribune

[Cordero's] lens is focused on a larger ethics, on what makes human beings heroes and monsters.

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Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

full review in Greek

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Leo L
Great movie. Interesting story plot. Great cast- John Leguizamo, Leonor Watling, Alfred Molina, Javier Cámara, and Damián Alcázar. Worthy!