Chronicle

Chronicle

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Chronicle

American independent film, relayed in 'found-footage' style (like Paranormal Activity or Blair Witch) about three mates who discover a mysterious substance that grants them superpowers.

At first they have fun toying around with their new super-abilities. However, things soon take a serious turn when one of the three embraces his darker side. Stars Michael B. Jordan (Wallace from HBO's The Wire).

2012Rating: M, contains violence84 minsUSA, UK
DramaThrillerSuperhero
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Reviews & comments

USA Today

USA Today

press

Chronicle keeps us captive throughout.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Believable then bad-ass, it isn’t wholly original but it does brim with emotion, imagination and modern implication.

5.0
0
Time Magazine

Time Magazine

press

Simultaneously diverting and annoying.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A classic pop creation.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Neither the boys nor the film's director and screenwriter can think of anything to do with these special gifts that is not frivolous, playful or malevolent.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

You'll believe an emotionally damaged nerd can fly.

4.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Never stops springing surprises. You'll be hooked.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

An uncommonly entertaining movie.

0
New York Post

New York Post

press

The mysterious force running through "Chronicle" is the power to supersuck.

0
New York Daily News

New York Daily News

press

An energetic hodgepodge.

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

The most original and excitingly executed wow-factor-meets-handheld-video feature since Blair Witch itself.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A stunning superhero/sci-fi that has appeared out of nowhere to demand your immediate attention.

4.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

It's like consuming several whole seasons of Heroes at a gulp.

3.0
0
Daily Mail

Daily Mail

press

This is an unexpected treat.

4.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

A dark superhero story with firm footing in the everyday.

0

With a great concept, being different from most conventional super-hero movies, they had a lot of potential to develop the movie into something great. Unfortunately we never were able to get to know the characters and develop a connection with them which left the emotional scenes had little effect on me as a viewer. The CGI was rather obviouse too and the...

2.0
0

entertaining i love this movie i enjoyed it and its sucj a awsome movie i loved it

5.0
0

It was very similar to the filming of 'Blairwitch', and 'Cloverfield' with gifts likened to 'Hancock', appearing shot through amateur video recorders. Although it had some good camera tricks and angles the movie left me wanting more, like an episode fo something good. It was enjoyable to see these gifts the guys could do however the flick just didnt deliver...

2.0
0

So worth going to as it is a new take on superpowers. It's quick and clear in story telling, has nasty moments and a bit of death. I'd see it again

5.0
0

I often feel that having believable and sympathetic characters is the main factor that raises a film from average to great, and Chronicle certainly achieved this. From the beginning, you can clearly picture those sorts of guys in an average American high school. What I didn't expect from the film was the amount of humour (well, more at the beginning) which...

4.0
0

The storyline was interesting, as was the character development. The flight scenes were great. But it is all filmed via handy cam from a kid that looks ill and is so shaky I got motion sickness in the first minute and never recovered. Add the flickering lights and I ended up with a major headache. Not fun.

1.0
0

the only thing bad about this movie was dolby digitals new logo. it is in the realism genre though so many people may get sick of the handy-cam, but, all that aside it rocked. an 'm' but still graphic enough to give a little intensity at times. I don't think shakespeare could have put a better ending to an obvious plot (which was fantastic) cataclysmicly...

4.0
0

I'll be the first to admit that going into this Flicks preview, I wasn't expecting Chronicle to be all that great. The trailers hadn't really done much for me and I worried that the film would struggle to engage lovers of the genre, like myself. Happily I was proven wrong. This is an immensely enjoyable sci-fi with a young director and cast set for big...

4.0
0

I didn't expect much from Chronicle, particularly since it has been hyped quite a lot in the media, which is rarely a good sign. I was therefore really happy to experience a complex movie with interesting cinematic ideas and enough themes to keep everyone happy. For those wanting a bit more emotional depth, the characters' relationships develop plausibly....

4.0
0

Surprisingly good. Dark, witty, smart and fast paced, a great popcorn movie. Promoted as a 'found footage' film, along the lines of Blair Witch, Cloverfield etc, but the use of multiple 'found' cameras means this movie is far less restricted than others of the genre. Try not to read too much about the film, keep your expectations in your pocket and you'll...

4.0
0
USA Today

USA Today

press

Chronicle keeps us captive throughout.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Believable then bad-ass, it isn’t wholly original but it does brim with emotion, imagination and modern implication.

5.0
0
Time Magazine

Time Magazine

press

Simultaneously diverting and annoying.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A classic pop creation.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Neither the boys nor the film's director and screenwriter can think of anything to do with these special gifts that is not frivolous, playful or malevolent.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

You'll believe an emotionally damaged nerd can fly.

4.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Never stops springing surprises. You'll be hooked.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

An uncommonly entertaining movie.

0
New York Post

New York Post

press

The mysterious force running through "Chronicle" is the power to supersuck.

0
New York Daily News

New York Daily News

press

An energetic hodgepodge.

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

The most original and excitingly executed wow-factor-meets-handheld-video feature since Blair Witch itself.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A stunning superhero/sci-fi that has appeared out of nowhere to demand your immediate attention.

4.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

It's like consuming several whole seasons of Heroes at a gulp.

3.0
0
Daily Mail

Daily Mail

press

This is an unexpected treat.

4.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

A dark superhero story with firm footing in the everyday.

0

With a great concept, being different from most conventional super-hero movies, they had a lot of potential to develop the movie into something great. Unfortunately we never were able to get to know the characters and develop a connection with them which left the emotional scenes had little effect on me as a viewer. The CGI was rather obviouse too and...

2.0
0

entertaining i love this movie i enjoyed it and its sucj a awsome movie i loved it

5.0
0

It was very similar to the filming of 'Blairwitch', and 'Cloverfield' with gifts likened to 'Hancock', appearing shot through amateur video recorders. Although it had some good camera tricks and angles the movie left me wanting more, like an episode fo something good. It was enjoyable to see these gifts the guys could do however the flick just didnt...

2.0
0

So worth going to as it is a new take on superpowers. It's quick and clear in story telling, has nasty moments and a bit of death. I'd see it again

5.0
0

I often feel that having believable and sympathetic characters is the main factor that raises a film from average to great, and Chronicle certainly achieved this. From the beginning, you can clearly picture those sorts of guys in an average American high school. What I didn't expect from the film was the amount of humour (well, more at the beginning)...

4.0
0

The storyline was interesting, as was the character development. The flight scenes were great. But it is all filmed via handy cam from a kid that looks ill and is so shaky I got motion sickness in the first minute and never recovered. Add the flickering lights and I ended up with a major headache. Not fun.

1.0
0

the only thing bad about this movie was dolby digitals new logo. it is in the realism genre though so many people may get sick of the handy-cam, but, all that aside it rocked. an 'm' but still graphic enough to give a little intensity at times. I don't think shakespeare could have put a better ending to an obvious plot (which was fantastic) cataclysmicly...

4.0
0

I'll be the first to admit that going into this Flicks preview, I wasn't expecting Chronicle to be all that great. The trailers hadn't really done much for me and I worried that the film would struggle to engage lovers of the genre, like myself. Happily I was proven wrong. This is an immensely enjoyable sci-fi with a young director and cast set for big...

4.0
0

I didn't expect much from Chronicle, particularly since it has been hyped quite a lot in the media, which is rarely a good sign. I was therefore really happy to experience a complex movie with interesting cinematic ideas and enough themes to keep everyone happy. For those wanting a bit more emotional depth, the characters' relationships develop plausibly....

4.0
0

Surprisingly good. Dark, witty, smart and fast paced, a great popcorn movie. Promoted as a 'found footage' film, along the lines of Blair Witch, Cloverfield etc, but the use of multiple 'found' cameras means this movie is far less restricted than others of the genre. Try not to read too much about the film, keep your expectations in your pocket and...

4.0
0