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New York Post
With great power comes the responsibility to make a decent movie, but the mysterious force running through “Chronicle” is the power to supersuck.
“Chronicle” is proof positive that the genre is imploding upon itself. By framing a superhero action movie in the found footage format, the filmmakers think they’ve struck something new. But it’s not new. “Chronicle” is as tired, boring and lazy as...
Chronicle, a dark sci-fi thriller about teenage superheroes, is a “found-footage” film, and it counts as one of the rare instances in which in which the increasingly prevalent – and increasingly maligned – technique is appropriately deployed, and not...
We always knew that Clark Kent had trouble fitting in as a kid in Smallville, but the Boy of Steel’s problems were minor next to Andrew Detmer’s in this week’s “Chronicle,” a small find of a movie that reminds us that superpowers are swell but they can...
With Chronicle, first time feature-film director Josh Trank tries to deliver compelling character drama and entertaining onscreen action – as well as prove that there’s more opportunity in the genre than just spooky jump scares.
Chronicle is not a hugely original story – this is ground well covered by comic books, and on TV by Heroes and Misfits. However, the combination of first-time director Trank’s imaginative use of the found-footage format, Max “son of John” Landis’s...
Chronicle fuses together the “found footage” genre and the superhero genre. It is the story of Andrew (Dane DeHaan), a teenage outcast who is routinely bullied at school and abused by his alcoholic father.
Chronicle is relatively unheralded, but it arrives at a time when this breed of movie needs an injection of originality. Like 2010's Kick-Ass, it exists beneath the superhero umbrella but seems nothing like...
That makes "Chronicle" sound not all that terribly exciting, but the picture is in fact a reasonably engrossing and occasionally inventive piece of sci-fi schlock.
Teenagers acquire superpowers and, being teenagers, videotape themselves as they learn what they can do in "Chronicle," an entertaining comic-book movie without the comic book.
The Film Yap
“Chronicle” sounds like the most boring title imaginable for a film about a trio of teens that acquires superpowers of might, flight and telekinesis. And while the film has a sly sense of humor and an exhilarative sensation when it takes to the skies...
Here’s what the director’s pitch to the studio was probably like on “Chronicle” — “It’s ‘Carrie’ turns into one of the ‘X-Men,’ except the guy from ‘Paranormal Activity’ is around to film it.”
The A.V. Club
The world didn’t need another “found footage” science-fiction/horror film, and though Chronicle slips the label on a technicality—viewers see the footage as it’s being shot, not after it’s discovered—the Blair Witch concept has become a dominant form...
Atlantic City Weekly
Chronicle turned out to be a decent entry in the “found-footage” template created by The Blair Witch Project. That genre has been a rather popular device for low budget horror/sci-fi films of late (Paranormal Activity, Cloverfield).
Chronicle is an entertaining and creative take on the concept of teenage superpowers. Written by Max Landis (son of John) and directed by Josh Trank, both twentysomething newcomers with much evident potential, the film is about a withdrawn high school...
Lean and goal-oriented, with more than a few fresh ideas as well as an innate understanding of the hero's journey storytelling, Chronicle marks an auspicious debut for Trank and Landis, a strong argument for Michael B. Jordan as a bona fide movie star...
Chronicle works. We get three main characters that are easy to fall for, a basic premise that’s exciting and also something you might have thought up yourself while daydreaming. At just under an hour a half, Chronicle is short and sweet, but perhaps...
Teenagers acquire super powers and, being teenagers, videotape themselves as they learn what they can do in "Chronicle," an entertaining comic-book movie without the comic book.
"Chronicle" gets dark quickly, especially as the put-upon Andrew finally comes into his own physically, if not from an emotional maturity standpoint. Long the victim of his alcoholic father's abuse and the bullying of his classmates, he finds himself...
Chronicle is a teen-outcast science-fiction movie told in the low-budget, found-footage style of The Blair Witch Project. As soon as you hear that, you may think, ''No thanks, I've had enough of those films.'' We all have, but Chronicle, I can say...
Film Freak Central
Josh Trank and Max Landis's Chronicle is so good for so many extended stretches that its flaws are all the more frustrating. It's too smart for its own good, presenting a superhero origin story without allowing any of its characters to ever once even...
One Guy's Opinion
“Chronicle” starts out fairly promisingly, with DeHann drawing a nicely nuanced portrait of a kid who’s pretty much friendless apart from his more gregarious cousin Matt (Alex Russell). But after he, Matt and popular classmate Steve (Michael B. Jordan)...
Las Vegas Weekly
Applying the found-footage format to a superhero origin story, Chronicle aims to reinvigorate a familiar genre, but ends up draining almost all the excitement and wonder from it instead.
When you hear that director Josh Trank and writer Max Landis (son of John) are out to reinvent the superhero origin story via Chronicle, their found footage sci-fi film effort, all kinds of warranted warning flags go up.
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
“Chronicle” gets dark quickly, especially as the put-upon Andrew finally comes into his own physically, if not from an emotional maturity standpoint. Long the victim of his alcoholic father’s abuse and the bullying of his classmates...
Mark Reviews Movies
Chronicle features not one but two gimmicks. The first is assigning its three central characters superpowers—not just any superpowers but ones granted by a mysterious, glowing blue crystal buried deep in the ground.
Reel Film Reviews
A superior found-footage thriller, Chronicle follows three high schoolers (Dane DeHaan's Andrew, Alex Russell's Matt, and Michael B. Jordan's Steve) as they discover an unusual cave and are subsequently able to perform a wide variety of telekinetic...
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
I really wasn’t looking forward to CHRONICLE, and I don’t think anyone can blame me. I mean a found-footage superhero film? Surely this was going to be one for the books, and not in a good way. Walking into the premiere, I buckled down and expected the...
If you like superhero movies then this is required viewing for you. And I hope they do a sequel.
I can't say the found-footage format of Chronicle was particularly impressive, but the rest of the film is a minor revelation. Imagine the X-Men without Professor X or, more accurately, what three teenage boys with superpowers might look like in the...
A newish take on the “found footage” genre, which to date has been relegated primarily to horror world, Chronicle tells the story of three teenagers who blah-de-blah-de-blah and wind up with superpowers.
That makes "Chronicle" a semiserious sci-fi romp, lighter and more fun than many of the comic-book movies that it steals from, a superhero movie in which nobody ever crusades, or wears a cape.
"Chronicle" at its core is a wasted film - a huge potential of greatness completely lost with a mind-boggling decision to go the found footage route. It is an unconventional film with elements that make it darker and deeper than your average superhero/sci
"Chronicle" seems at first to be all goofing around. It's Andrew's tortured personal life that steers it into deep currents, although they have fun getting there. They are teenagers who must think they'll live forever. Not only do they go down into...
Both a clever use of the found footage technique and a demonstration of its limitations, “Chronicle” is a satisfying enough B-movie mix of fresh and familiar. Using the camera as a window into Andrew’s worldview lends a novel feel to clichéd sequences...
Here's what the director's pitch to the studio was probably like on "Chronicle" - "It's 'Carrie' turns into one of the 'X-Men,' except the guy from 'Paranormal Activity' is around to film it." Here's my pitch to you: See it.
Chronicle isn't your sub-standard found footage film- that may been its link to a genre but it uses the concept of hand held in the moment awareness as found footage does except it places not all footage together like its compiled by US government...
Chronicle is a surprisingly complex, personal, and dark video diary of three Seattle teens who mysteriously gain Jedi-like telekinetic powers. It's fast, fresh, furious and frenetic while managing to still be personal and moving at the same time.
It may seem like such a simple tweak but taking the found-footage subgenre out of horror (even Cloverfield was a monster flick) and into superhero territory opens the filmmaking up to a fresh new style. Granted, the first act does plays out like many...
All of which happens in the early going of Chronicle, a thrillingly inventive take on an old genre, a fun story that turns increasingly dark, a nerd-boy fantasy realized with cinematic flair.
Chronicle tells the story of three average kids whose investigation of a mysterious hole in the ground results in their gaining superpowers. It starts off with telekinesis, the guys levitating potato chips, Lego, baseballs and cuddly toys, and doing...
Eric D. Snider
"Chronicle" is an entertaining and creative take on the concept of teenage superpowers. Written by Max Landis (son of John) and directed by Josh Trank, both twentysomething newcomers with much evident potential, the film is about a withdrawn high...
Three Seattle teenagers develop super powers and do wonderful things with them, like scaring little girls and playing practical jokes on unsuspecting strangers, in the entertaining but far from great sci-fi action film Chronicle.
ABC Radio (Australia)
A film I literally had no knowledge of until it came out worldwide last week, the "found-footage" thriller, Chronicle is surprisingly fresh and original. Its basic premise is so good that it's surprising that it hasn't really been done before...
A stunning superhero/sci-fi that has appeared out of nowhere to demand your immediate attention.
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Film School Rejects
Chronicle is essentially a Carrie-inspired, teenage riff on M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable complete with high school dramas and a catering toward shorter attention spans. We’re witness to an origin story of both hero and potential villain...
There’s plenty to like about Chronicle – the latest in a long line of found-footage flicks to pour through the floodgates since Cloverfield smashed the Statue of Liberty’s head through it – but this seems to be a case where the medium obscures...
Chornicle follows three high school friends that develop superpowers after making an odd discovery near a party. The trio soon discovers that the power is just like a muscle; the more you work it out, the more powerful it will become.
Chronicle sometimes succeeds and sometimes fails in answering all of the above, which is what makes it such a mess, albeit a sporadically enjoyable, sometimes close-to-astonishing mess. The first problem with the handheld aesthetic is that it must be...
A film as good as Chronicle will not remain a secret for long. Best get in on the ground floor before the hype goes stratospheric.
Apparently, there’s an American version of Misfits in development. We say “apparently”, because watching Chronicle you may wonder if it hasn’t been made already. Albeit with a “faux documentary” makeover.
The move from innocence to corruption in Chronicle’s narrative accumulates in one breathtaking climax, not because it’s riddled with any grand special effects, but because Trank sticks to the ‘caught-on-camera’ mantra...
As yet another found-footage film, Chronicle makes a good argument against further use of this tired conceit.
Time Out London
Does ‘Chronicle’ take found-footage movies to a new level? Don’t believe it. By the end, the trio are flying around like the Harry Potter kids after a night on the sherry. Which makes the idea that we’re watching events from the point of view of one...
The latest entry in the new sub-genre of “found footage” or “POV films,” Chronicle does its progenitors one better, by breaking out of the strictly horror mode of The Blair Witch Project, Cloverfield and the Paranormal Activity series.
Poor Andrew (Dane DeHaan) has more problems than any movie teenager deserves. He's bullied at school and abused by his father at home. Plus, his mother is dying and he's never been laid. Naturally, he records everything on video.
“Chronicle” is a heart-stopper! This sci-fi thriller about three teenagers who develop superpowers will rattle you right down to the soul. It’s great cinema.
Just when you thought Found Footage was only about horror and wonder if there's anything fresh that can be added into something so done to death, here come Josh Trank and Max Landis whose sheer imagination and creativity offered Chronicle as...
Cut Print Review
Well, that’s the idea anyway. Sometimes they end up more like Chronicle, a film that flaunts the found-footage frock, but doesn’t really know how to pull it off.
Science Fiction Flim
The low budget teen thriller Chronicle might have managed something interesting if they had focused on a script that didn’t pile cliché atop cliché . . .
Three teenagers gain extraordinary powers in this fabulous addition to the "found footage" subgenre (Cloverfield, Trollhunter). Grounded very much in the everyday, like stripped-down superhero fable Unbreakable, it follows a troubled nerd (Dane DeHaan)...
Where some superhero movies preach that with great power comes great responsibility, Chronicle wonders out loud if wielding great power shouldn't mean that you get to do what you damn well please.
IF you're going to enter the crowded superhero movie market place and don't have a comic book fan base, you're going to need a gimmick.
Adam Schroeder Productions, Davis Entertainment and Fox Star Studios’ Chronicle is about three high school boys who acquire superhero-like powers.
Little White Lies
Chronicle starts in dutifully formulaic fashion: Angsty misfit Andrew (Dane DeHaan) decides to start recording his every waking minute in a bid to both protect himself from his abusive, Bourbon-breathed pop and to shun the high-school elite that has...
In pretend "found footage" documentaries (The Blair Witch Project, Cloverfield), there's a recurring problem every time things take a turn for the dramatic: Viewers start asking themselves, "Why is this still being filmed?" Indeed, in reality...
Sky Movies HD
As a wise man once said: “with great power comes great responsibility”. Alas, the super-amped trio of Chronicle are too busy having a blast with their new telekinetic powers to heed the words of an old fart like Spider-Man’s Uncle Ben.
Putting aside the awkward script, unremarkable acting, questionable direction and other problematic aspects of Chronicle, it bears mentioning that the special effects are actually top-notch. The flying scenes are convincing...
Matt's Movie Reviews
Chronicle is not a super-hero movie. Nor is it a formulaic found-footage movie. The depth of tis characters and focus on the effects of damaged people weilding God like ability makes this a whole different monster that should appeal to many different...