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Chronicle (2012) Movie Information

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Overall Rank:

2578

Avg. Rating:

2.69/4

# of Ratings:

192

Genres:

Drama, Sci-Fi

Rating:

PG-13

Language:

English

Theater Date:

02/03/2012

DVD Release:

05/15/2012

Director:

Josh Trank

Actors:

Michael B. Jordan
Michael Kelly
Dane DeHaan
Ashley Hinshaw
Alex Russell
Anna Wood

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

It's superhero-meets-found-footage when a trio of teenage friends suddenly gain superpowers after coming in contact with strange substances. But problems arise when personal issues throw them into conflict. -- Chris Kavan

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Matthew Brady 01/04/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

I wish I had super powers ok this is chronicle now is this film good or Bad well I can say that it's so far the best movie of 2012. I enjoyed this film some parts are like cloverfield am going to give this a 4/4 stars "Great movie".

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FSUNoles27TS 11/27/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
1.5/4 

With the superpowers they have and the situation they were put in (good vs. evil); I expected A LOT more from this movie than what I got. It was a very weak and shallow movie, as I felt I barely watched anything by the end. Great plot, terrible execution.

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Alex 03/03/2012 (0 of 1 found this helpful)

Rating of
2/4 

I am sick of "found footage" style movies. I have a few that i really like, but this is not one of them. Would have been better as a standard movie. A cool concept that was paced well, surprisingly well directed and written. Can't wait to see the next flickk these guys do.

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  Ian
Ian
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09/25/2015 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Live Action Akira?

For those who have been dying to see the upcoming live action Akira, well, you already missed it, Chronicle was that movie. Although the "found-footage" style can be annoying at times and creates some plot problems..(why is the guy still holding the camera when all this craziness is happening???) the film is pretty good. In your classic vein such as E.T. etc.. a group of youths find an abandoned space artifact and are imbued with telekinetic powers. Several of the kids decide to use their powers for good or just to have harmless fun, but one of the group holds a grudge against classmates due to bullying issues and decides to take revenge. The whole thing spirals out of control and turns into a showdown with the government and police. The story is very reminiscent of movies like "Push", or...

Rating of
3/4 

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  Lee
Lee
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08/07/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Was happily surprised

When i saw the original trailer for this film i thought the concept looked cool enough. You have three highschool kids who accidentally stumble upon a meteroite of some form. Cool as that is it gets much cooler as they all discover they now possess super powers mostly of the telekinetic variety. So i threw my money down and purchased the dvd upon its release and damn!!!! What i did not expect to get in return was one hell of a movie! Definatly without a shadow of a doubt one of the best movies i have seen in 2012 so far! Loved the storyline, loved the relative cast of unknowns, also loved as its filmed 'Blair Witch' style without the vomit inducing shakiness which after reading alot of reviews for this film seems to be a problem...I think it added the reality to it!!

Upon it's the...

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4/4 

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  sreekirch
sreekirch
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07/01/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

knocked my socks off

There are two kind of movies. One that will totally entertain with a stale plot and another with a strong plot and deep writing. Chronicle will settle for the second choice. It is nicely poised with a technical script and has some gritty characters to care. Trank's chronicle is neatly merged with lots of video footages and powerful performances.

The plot is about three youngsters who come in contact with radiation. They get supernatural powers and start using them with rules. Dane De haan(Andrew) does not play with rules and things go beyond control and it costs life of his best friend Jordan (Steve). His cousin max warns him but eveything goes berserk.

Landis's writing is good. The elements and playful nature of youth is nicely shown. The main plot lacked clarity and should have ...

Rating of
3/4 

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