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85% Tomatometer 186 Reviews 72% Audience Score 100,000+ Ratings Andrew (Dane DeHaan) is a socially awkward, introverted teen whose main form of escape and expression is a video camera. But things begin to change when Andrew, his cousin Matt (Alex Russell) and popular classmate Steve (Michael B. Jordan) discover a mysterious substance that leaves them with incredible powers. As their abilities become more powerful, the teens' lives spin out of control when their darker sides begin to emerge. Andrew's camera captures the unfolding events. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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Chronicle transcends its found-footage gimmick with a smart script, fast-paced direction, and engaging performances from the young cast.

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Chronicle | Rotten Tomatoes (1) Noah Berlatsky The Atlantic Happily, and to my surprise, Chronicle's turns out to provide quite a bit of genre fun, and a touching little parable to boot. Aug 28, 2019 Full Review Chronicle | Rotten Tomatoes (2) Shubhra Gupta The Indian Express Yes, Chronicle is sort of sci fi, and reminded me of an old Stephen King novel called It. But what interested me most was the quick leaping interplay between the teens. Rated: 2.5/5 Mar 27, 2019 Full Review Chronicle | Rotten Tomatoes (3) 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. Jan 7, 2013 Full Review Chronicle | Rotten Tomatoes (4) Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review Chronicle should be the shining example for any filmmaker or studio wanting to make a “found footage” movie that’s more than just a gimmick. Rated: 3/4 Mar 1, 2023 Full Review Chronicle | Rotten Tomatoes (5) Keith Garlington Keith & the Movies There are some good lines in the picture, and the final action sequence is fantastic. It’s just a shame that this "fresh" look at super-powers features so many things we’ve seen before. Rated: 2/5 Aug 19, 2022 Full Review Chronicle | Rotten Tomatoes (6) Owen Nicholls NME (New Musical Express) As occupied with actual characters as it is with inventive set-pieces, Chronicle has set a mighty high benchmark for the big boys of summer to live up to. And it's done it with a fraction of the purse. Apr 22, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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Belize M My review here is going to be pretty biased from the start, i hate diegetic camera movies, almost all of them fail in trying to replicate what a few have been able to achieve.In my opinion, the movie progressively deteriorated as it went on. The writing declined, the acting faltered, and the CGI became increasingly poor. By the end, it was just laughable.The performances by the young cast are a mixed bag. While they bring energy and enthusiasm to their roles, the script doesn't always give them enough to work with. As the story unfolds, their characters motivations and actions become increasingly difficult to connect with. Rated 1/5 Stars • Rated 1 out of 5 stars 07/08/24 Full Review To F La mayor parte de la película es un poco aburrida pero la escena final lo vale todo. Otro rollo de los superpoderes! Rated 3/5 Stars • Rated 3 out of 5 stars 06/24/24 Full Review Elias R Absolutamente perfecta . Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/13/24 Full Review Barış İ This movie, even if it isn't officially considered one, is an experimental movie. There's not much of a consistent and/or major story, but it is quite eventful from the unique perspective its shot from. (well, that's the whole point of the film, it's called chronicle for f*ck's sake) There is not many objective things to say about this film, and it will vary even more from person to person than a regular film. I confess I watched this movie for Dane DeHaan and I got what I wanted because he performs great in this film. Rated 3.5/5 Stars • Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 04/05/24 Full Review DownWeGo 9 Brilliant film. Holds up well, just a shame Josh Tranks career went down the toilet after this after showing so much promise here with an engaging, character driven story that goes out with a bang and uses its budget really well. The three leads are all great and it does a good job showing in a grounded way what three people of this age group would do if they got powers Rated 4/5 Stars • Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/24 Full Review Emma C This is the worst movie I have ever watched in my life. I skipped through thirty minutes in the middle because I just couldn't get through it and it never got better. I saw someone on here say it was fantastic, it was not. Rated 0.5/5 Stars • Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 03/18/24 Full Review Read all reviews

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Josh Trank Director Dane DeHaan Andrew Detmer Alex Russell Matt Garretty Michael B. Jordan Steve Montgomery Michael Kelly Richard Detmer Ashley Hinshaw Casey Letter
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Synopsis Andrew (Dane DeHaan) is a socially awkward, introverted teen whose main form of escape and expression is a video camera. But things begin to change when Andrew, his cousin Matt (Alex Russell) and popular classmate Steve (Michael B. Jordan) discover a mysterious substance that leaves them with incredible powers. As their abilities become more powerful, the teens' lives spin out of control when their darker sides begin to emerge. Andrew's camera captures the unfolding events.

Director
Josh Trank

Producer
John Davis, Adam Schroeder

Screenwriter
Max Landis

Distributor
20th Century Fox

Production Co
Twentieth Century Fox, Dune, Davis Entertainment

Rating
PG-13 (Sexual Content|Intense Action and Violence|Some Language|Teen Drinking|Thematic Material)

Genre
Drama, Sci-Fi, Mystery & Thriller

Original Language
English

Release Date (Theaters)
Feb 3, 2012, Wide

Release Date (Streaming)
Nov 25, 2015

Box Office (Gross USA)
$64.6M

Runtime
1h 24m

Sound Mix
Dolby, SDDS
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