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Posted: 2/17/2012 - 13 comment(s)
Category: Reviews ยป Entertainment
Enjoyed the movie and saw it this week and took a pal from work. We made it a Savelander evening as we saw a free movie with ROE passes, and then hit up Starbucks afterward for free coffees with a small gc that was a Christmas present. So that was fun. The movie had plenty of effects, and the crowd (average age of 15 - 40yo or so) were into it. I was hoping for a bit more development with one of the main character's parents, as well as a bit more in regards to the discovery (the 3 high school pals) but other than that it was a fun ride, and has been well-received by moviegoers and critics alike. It was also cool seeing a movie that was Seattle, Washington-based (as that's about 3 hours by car from here) and fun seeing the Pacific Northwest represented on the big screen.


"Chronicle is a 2012 science fiction film directed by Josh Trank and written by Max Landis based on a story by both Trank and Landis. The film stars Dane DeHaan, Michael B. Jordan, and Alex Russell. The plot follows Andrew (DeHaan), his cousin Matt (Russell) and their fellow high school student Steve (Jordan), as they form a close bond after receiving telekinetic abilities from an unknown object. The group use their abilities for mischief and personal gain until Andrew begins to use them for darker purposes. The film is visually presented from the perspective of various video recording devices, primarily from a hand-held camcorder used by Andrew to document the events in his life. The film was released on February 1, 2012 in the United Kingdom and Ireland and was released in the United States on February 3, 2012. It received positive reviews from critics."

Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

Chronicle provides more emotional weight than the typical found-footage movie, and that makes it an enjoyable example of a film that is a cut above its genre roots.

Full ReviewSource: Atlantic City Weekly | Comment | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 13, 2012
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

an enjoyable spin through the tropes of the superhero origin story

Full ReviewSource: Cinema Writer | Comment | Original Score: 3/4

February 13, 2012
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

This movie attempts to answer the question, what would happen if an angry person suddenly had the power to impose his will on everyone else? The answer is, things would get very bad very fast.

Full ReviewSource: Laramie Movie Scope | Comment | Original Score: B

February 12, 2012
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

This isn't a family-friendly superhero flick like Sky High nor is it a costume-clad wish-fulfillment fantasy like Kick-Ass. Instead, it grounds its science fiction in high school fact while taking uncomfortable detours into Columbine territory.

Full ReviewSource: Creative Loafing | Comment | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 10, 2012
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review

The found footage element keeps geting in the way of a good teenage superhero film.

Full ReviewSource: The Scorecard Review | Comments (7) | Original Score: 6/10

February 10, 2012
Paul Chambers

"Chronicle" is the kind of science fiction that fans of the genre crave. Despite the limitations of the POV format, it rocks. I want more! Paul Chambers, CNN.

Full ReviewSource: CNNRadio | Comment | Original Score: A-

February 9, 2012
Dominic Corry

This is a nifty, watchable piece of wish-fulfilment entertainment with more than a couple of standout moments.

Full ReviewSource: | Comment | Original Score: 3/5

February 9, 2012