Chronicle Synopsis
Three high-school friends make a discovery that gives them incredible powers.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
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...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The most original and excitingly executed wow-factor-meets-handheld-video feature since "Blair Witch" itself. It's also a movie that...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Chronicle is full of smart writing that isn't too smart.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
John Trank's Chronicle grows into an uncommonly entertaining movie that involves elements of a superhero origin story, a science-fic­tion...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Despite a gimmicky premise, Chronicle fuels its action with characters you can laugh with, understand and even take to heart.
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By Michelle Orange
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...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Bolstered by the natural performances of a trio of little-known actors, the very watchable Chronicle keeps us captive throughout.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
A clever twist on superpowers and hand-held filmmaking that stumbles before the ending.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Chronicle will never be mistaken for an artistic breakthrough, but it has a solid gimmick and pieces of it are brilliant.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
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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Best found footage /super natural ability /coming-of-age film ever made

By chambertlo
After being disappointed with pretty much every X-men movie, I went in expecting a lot from this film, since it looked to really showcase the most important feature of these types of film; the...

Think of it as Cloverfield first person handicam movie with nice special effects

By Dark_Chameleon
A couple of people walked out 10 minutes into the movie and i couldnt blame them, but what i decided to stick around and thankfully so, it really starts off slowly and amateurish but develops into...

Completely Surpassed my already High Expectations

By CosmicCody
i have no idea where these bad reviews are coming from. people obviously have favorite movies and dont allow themselves to like anything else. im gonna go ahead and say i am a sucker for superpower...

Beyond Expectations: A Tour de Force of Special Effects and Character Development

By eyelikeoldies
When I go to a movie in the SciFi/Fantasy genre, I just want to escape reality for a couple of hours. If the effects are good, I don't need strong believable plots or character development. A current...


By moose0412
It look so cool in the previews. They put it out to be awesome but the middle starts the down hill process by the ending i was pissed off completely because it wasn't at all what i expected or wanted...

Telekinesis Movie for a New Generation

By Geek Soul Brother
I remember as a kid watching CARRIE and FIRESTARTER and THE FURY. They all had people with Psychic Powers that ran crazy. I think CHRONICLE is the Telekinesis movie for this generation. The film...

Got to see it to believe it

By Mz Picaboo
This is a must see was a great dark movie with comedy. I enjoyed it with the exception of the camera. I found the actors to be very good. Ba-Bling-Ba-Bling lol!!!!!!!...

Great found footage movie!

By Ezenash
This is one of the best found footage movies I have ever seen. The first ten minutes or so are slow, but the movie starts to evolve into something pretty impressive. You get to follow most of it...


By jsw1906
I enjoyed the movie. The special effects were great! It had a pretty decent and believeable story line. I didn't care for the ending. That could have been better but overall a good movie....

Chronicle Raises The Bar

By banzaigriff
Chronicle plays like a new millenium Twilight Zone episode on steroids! The unkown cast members are convincingly adept at playing high-school seniors with winning combinations of intelligence,...

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Rated PG-13 | For Some Language, Sexual Content, Intense Action and Violence, Teen Drinking and Thematic Material
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Teens get super powers in relatable but violent thriller.
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