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  • Opens tomorrow, February 3, 2012 | Runtime:1 hr. 24 min.
  • PG-13
    Some Language, Sexual Content, Intense Action and Violence, Teen Drinking and Thematic Material
  • 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 leave 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: Jay Alaimo
  • Genres: Action/Adventure, Suspense/Thriller
  • Teaser poster art for "Chronicle."
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    DirectorJosh Trank
    Screen WriterMax Landis
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    review by . February 05, 2012
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    Power Corrupts Absolutely....Especially When You're in Over Your Head
    The POV documentary style cinematography and first person perspective have made certain sleeper hits such as “Paranormal Activity” and “The Blair Witch Project”. Their lack of a huge budget made the films different and it made them carry with them a certain charm that attracted viewers. Other films followed suit and they mostly had one thing in common: they were all mostly part of the horror genre. Well, seems like writers/directors Josh Trank and Max Landis is stepped outside …
    review by . February 16, 2012
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       We've all heard this story before.  A teenager (or a couple) stumbles upon something extraordinary and they get powers.  Before the idea has often been that they'll use these powers to start fighting crime, or perhaps helping the cops... or getting laid.  Or maybe all of the above.  Either way, Chronicle is much more about the mystery and curiosity than it is about justice and perserverence.  It's not a super hero movie and I'm pretty sure no …
    review by . February 05, 2012
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    *** out of ****    When the first trailer for a mysterious little film called "Chronicle" made its debut via Youtube and the rest of the worldwide web; I was left dazed and confused upon viewing it. This appeared to be a film of ambition; in the sense that it was attempting to blend elements of both a frat comedy and a superhero origin story filled to the top with tropes and clich├ęs. Better yet, it was done in found-footage style; and I've grown tired - ever so tired - of the …
    review by . February 04, 2012
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    Star Rating:         Chronicle makes a compelling case for what would happen if a group of teenage boys were to suddenly attain superhuman powers. They would not stare at each other in awe, as if they had just been touched by the hand of God. They would have fun with it, not just at their expense, but also at the expense of others. Initially, the boys in this film behave like the cast of Jackass, using their powers to pull dangerous stunts strictly for cheap thrills …
    review by . February 25, 2012
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    If you could have a superpower, what would it be? That's a popular icebreaker question and you can tell a lot about a person by how they answer it. Though there are numerous answers, flight and x-ray vision are two that often come up. Often those who answer "flight" are those who are extremely altruistic while those that answer "x-ray vision" are usually very self-centered and conceited. The possibility of humans, particularly teenagers, gaining such abilities is the plot …
    review by . February 03, 2012
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    'Chronicle' 'Two Jews On Film' Fly High Over This Original Thrilling SciFi Movie (Video)
                   By Joan Alperin Schwartz      Every so often a film surprises me...Sometimes in a good way...Sometimes in a not so good way.   Walking into the screening of 'Chronicle' directed by Josh Trank, I was expecting to see a movie that I've seen way too many times...teenagers get superpowers and fight evil doers.      Wow, was I happily surprised...Yes...teenagers do …
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