Chronicle is a 2012 American found footage superhero thriller film directed by Josh Trank in his directorial debut, and written by Max Landis based on a story by both. It follows three Seattle high school seniors, bullied Andrew (Dane DeHaan), his cousin Matt (Alex Russell) and more popular Steve (Michael B. Jordan), who form a bond after gaining telekinetic powers from an unknown object. They first use their abilities for mischief and personal gain until Andrew turns to darker purposes, which slowly turns him insane. The film is visually presented as found footage filmed from the perspective of various video recording devices. It primarily uses Andrew's hand-held camcorder to document the events of his life.
Runtime 1 hr 24 mins Release Date Jan 28th 2012
Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gives the film an approval rating of 85% based on reviews from 166 critics; the average score is 7.1/10. The site's consensus states: "Chronicle transcends its found-footage gimmick with a smart script, fast-paced direction, and engaging performances from the young cast." At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted mean rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the film received a score of 69/100, based on 31 reviews, which indicates "Generally favorable reviews".
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2010s fantasy films, 2010s science fiction films, 2010s thriller films, 20th Century Fox films, American coming-of-age films, American films, American science fiction thriller films, Camcorder films, Davis Entertainment films, Directorial debut films, Films about bullying, Films directed by Josh Trank, Films set in Seattle, Washington, Films shot in South Africa, Films shot in Vancouver, Found footage films, Screenplays by Max Landis, Telekinesis in film
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