88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A taut, tricky thriller.
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88

Chicago Tribune

This is an all-Latino film--a rarity and a pleasure--but what's most curious and refreshing is that Cordero allows the Latinos to naturally embrace their nationalities, accents and cultural peculiarities.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
A crackling good suspense thriller.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The film begins strongly and violently, then simmers down to a standard-issue suspense story.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

Cronicas has a cracking good plot, a central moral issue and John Leguizamo speaking Spanish. What more does a film need?
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The moral murk of Crónicas would be more effective if the story weren't so contrived, yet the movie is worth seeing for Leguizamo's sinewy urgency, Alcázar's desperate cleverness as the killer, and the squalid, frantic atmosphere of Latin American hunger.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A raw and powerful suspense thriller.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The kind of movie that grabs you while you're watching, even if later you wish it had grabbed a little harder.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
The movie suffers from tipping its hand too easily and hating its subject so much.
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50

Boston Globe

By Janice Page
For a movie about serial killings and media sensationalism, Cronicas sure is wimpy.
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63 out of 100
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