There’s a good movie and a great idea buried in the stagey muck that clogs up Chronicle, the latest entry in the found-footage craze. A film about three high school kids finding some kind of meteor and absorbing a strange energy that gives them telekinetic superpowers is a magnificent idea. But hampering the movie with the idiotic premise that everything is being filmed by the characters—an attempt for a new twist on the now-tiresome fake-documentary gimmick—is a terrible mistake. There are moments of brilliance, making this a near-miss; the found-footage gimmick is so tired and strained that it kills the film. That said, the finale is a real winner. Sneak in for the last 15 minutes.



  • Josh Trank


  • Dane DeHaan
  • Alex Russell
  • Michael B. Jordan
  • Michael Kelly
  • Ashley Hinshaw
  • Bo Petersen
  • Anna Wood
  • Rudi Malcolm
  • Luke Tyler
  • Crystal Roberts
  • Adrian Collins
  • Grant Powell
  • Armand Aucamp
  • Nicole Bailey


  • John Davis
  • Adam Schroeder
  • James Dodson

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