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Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell
Feb 03, 2012
PG-13, 1 hr. 23 min.


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Movie Info

Cast: Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, Michael B. Jordan, Ashley Hinshaw, Anna Wood, Bo Petersen, Michael Kelly, Rudi Malcolm, Luke Tyler, Crystal Roberts
Director: Jay Alaimo, Josh Trank
Rated: PG-13
Running Time: 1 hr. 23 min.
Genre: Drama, Horror, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Theater Release: Feb 03, 2012
DVD Release: May 15, 2012
Synopsis: 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 control, and their darker sides begin to take over. -- (C) Official Site

Critic Reviews

  • 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.
  • David Denby, New Yorker
    "Chronicle" is a mildly experimental commercial film, and, for the most part, it's loose-limbed fun.
  • James Berardinelli, ReelViews
    Chronicle is the kind of movie that makes one excited about the future prospects of the man at the helm.
  • Eric D. Snider,
    Without the found-footage distraction, Chronicle is an entertaining and creative take on the concept of teenage superpowers.
  • 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.
  • Adam Graham, Detroit News
    Chronicle puts a fresh, invigorating spin on the superhero origin story, a tale Hollywood spins again and again (and again).
  • Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
    Based on Chronicle, it's clear that Trank has the right stuff to move up to big-budget fantasy movies. If he wants to, that is. In a lot of ways, he has already beaten the studios at their game.
  • Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
    As a surprise entry in the mid-winter movie doldrums, "Chronicle" is a modest charmer.
  • Connie Ogle, Miami Herald
    Though Chronicle won't necessarily stick with you, it's a pleasant surprise in the doldrums of the winter film season.
  • 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.
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