(DVD - 2012)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Seen through the lens of a troubled teen's video camera, yet filled with eye-popping action and jaw-dropping special effects, Chronicle is as real as it gets. When three ordinary high school friends make an extraordinary discovery, they acquire amazing abilities beyond their understanding. But as their powers develop, so do their darker sides. Fun, harmless pranks soon lead to much riskier activities as the boys' 'gifts,' and their lives, spin dangerously out of control!
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2012]
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE C
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 84 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Trank, Josh 1985-
Landis, Max 1985-, Author of screenplay
Davis, John (John Andrew), 1954-, Producer
Schroeder, Adam Producer
DeHaan, Dane 1987-, Actor
Russell, Alex 1987-, Actor
Jordan, Michael B. (Michael Bakari), 1987-, Actor
Kelly, Michael 1969-, Actor
Hinshaw, Ashley 1988-, Actor
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
Davis Entertainment Company
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc


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Oct 31, 2014
  • Matisse rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

It sticks with the conceit that it's told with found footage, sticks to it brilliantly, as opposed to other recent flicks. It asks the question, what if a normal bunch of kids were given superhuman powers. Not Superman, but ordinary average guys. Truly compelling.

Oct 25, 2014
  • jazeebelle rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed this movie far more than i thought. In my opinion if we as humans suddenly gained superhuman power this is more how we would act with that power.

Feb 28, 2014
  • docjnsuss rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

The movie Chronicle is shown through the lens of a video camera of a nerdy high school boy. When the boy and two of his high school classmates make an unusual discovery they are endowed with superhuman powers. As the boys discover more and more about their superhuman powers their lives begin to spin more and more out of control. There are some interesting special effects unfortunately the movie's ending ruins the fun.

Oct 22, 2013
  • karenw32 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This movie was barely "ok". I didn't really get what was discovered or how "it" got there. For the better part of the movie, it was mostly three high school boys acting all silly and stupid. The only decent part of the movie was the last half of it.

May 23, 2013
  • RichardPaul rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Chronicle ---- (DVD - 2012 - SF - ) 2 Stars and that is pushing it! ---- I'm glad I did'nt pay anything for this! ---- Enjoy! ---- RichardPaul(Finished 5-22-13)

Apr 17, 2013
  • Mdolinar16 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

A God-awful, disgusting movie. Gross and inappropriate and just a stupid story line and ending! DON'T LET ANYONE WATCH IT UNDER 13! There are extremely mature themes. I am saying this and i am a teenage guy, not a parent.

Apr 08, 2013
  • melek rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

This has to be the WORST movie I have ever seen. I wanted to see it as it was "supposedly" set in Seattle, and except for the photo-shopped use of the needle in the movie and on the cover, not so at all. The only reason to actually "watch" it ( you will hit ffwd often) is because one of the characters is really cute, and for once the cute one is the one still alive at the end. Other than that, I'd give this a three thumbs down if I had a third hand. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME on this patheticly bad story and film. I would like to note the filmmakers and "stars" except that I refuse to dig out a magnifying glass to read the details on the dvd case, small as to hide identities of the guilty parties, I assume, but would like to know names so to avoid future abominations from them.

We watched this with our teen son and all of us enjoyed the film.

Jan 31, 2013
  • Anondah rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This movie was much more entertaining that I ever imagined. Sad ending, but it's pretty convincing. Unique yet realistic.

Jan 17, 2013
  • JackCrabb rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Notable for its effects, but more important as a troubling "chronicle" of the generational life and longevity of abuse and dysfunction. You root for Andrew and want him, with all of the hardships he's faced, to find happiness. But, superpowers or no, he is, as his confreres, at the end what he was at the beginning and would, if he could, kill everyone. Lesson: father, cousin, schoolmate, stranger--be nice to people.

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Apr 17, 2013
  • Mdolinar16 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

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Apr 08, 2013
  • melek rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I agree with Swagzilla, although I wouldn't be quite that blunt. I'll just stick with pathetic movie where you don't give a crap about any of the characters. Sequel?? When everyone's dead except the one who doesn't want his "powers" (whoa, look at me, I can fly and do mind over matter just like Penn and Teller) is dead? Don't think so, thank God. In a world where we should conserve resources, time and celluloid (or smart-phone storage cells) should not be wasted on a sequel to this thing. Easily the worst movie I have ever seen. Not even campy like Friday 13 (so bad it was at least funny)

I bet htis movie is going to be great whats better thatn teenagers with superpowers!


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