Chronicle is a 2012 American science fiction 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 abilities from an unknown object. They first use their abilities for mischief and personal gain until Andrew turns to darker purposes.
Runtime 1 hr 23 mins Release Date Jan 28th 2012
Chronicle has received mostly positive reviews. Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 85% based on reviews from 165 critics, with an average score of 7.2/10, with the site's consensus stating: "It arrives during a glut of found-footage films, but Chronicle transcends its gimmicks with a smart script, fast-paced direction, and engaging performances from its young, talented 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, 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
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