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If the characters weren't so well drawn, if the effects weren't so convincing, and if the upshot weren't so ghastly, the moral component wouldn't carry any weight. But Trank tells his tale with an emotional and visual crispness that gives the superhero genre its best crack at naturalism so far. Read full review
The most original and excitingly executed wow-factor-meets-handheld-video feature since "Blair Witch" itself. It's also a movie that rebuilds the power of special effects from the ground up. Read full review
Chronicle is full of smart writing that isn't too smart. Read full review
John Trank's Chronicle grows into an uncommonly entertaining movie that involves elements of a superhero origin story, a science-fiction fantasy and a drama about a disturbed teenager. Read full review
Despite a gimmicky premise, Chronicle fuels its action with characters you can laugh with, understand and even take to heart. Read full review
By the time he's putting the entire metro area on notice -- having thrashed his father and all the local bullies -- Andrew has no camera and the metaphor has run away with the story entirely. The crazy thing is it almost works. Read full review
Bolstered by the natural performances of a trio of little-known actors, the very watchable Chronicle keeps us captive throughout. Read full review
A clever twist on superpowers and hand-held filmmaking that stumbles before the ending. Read full review
Chronicle will never be mistaken for an artistic breakthrough, but it has a solid gimmick and pieces of it are brilliant. Read full review
Chronicle is an energetic hodgepodge that tweaks familiar conventions just enough to seem fresh. Forget the X-Men - these are iHeroes. Read full review
16 candles of doom.
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