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In this tense, mind-bending thriller, three high school friends who make an extraordinary discovery in an underground cavern suddenly acquire supernatural abilities. They can move or destroy objects with their minds, and eventually, they can even fly. But as harmless pranks give way to more dangerous stunts, their lives spin recklessly out of control, leading to an explosive, breathtaking climax!
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Critics Consensus: Chronicle transcends its found-footage gimmick with a smart script, fast-paced direction, and engaging performances from the young cast.
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Common Sense Says
Teens get super powers in relatable but violent thriller.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Chronicle is an action thriller about three teens who happen upon a strange discovery and, soon after, develop telekinesis and other powers. There's plenty of over-the-top violence (including deaths, the bloody aftermath of fights, explosions, and other mayhem), and the movie also deals with heavy themes -- chronic illness, abuse, rage, family dysfunction, financial distress, and more -- which makes it too intense for younger viewers. Still, it's surprisingly heartfelt, and it captures well the dynamics of teenage male friendships (especially the way they talk). Some scenes portray underage drinking (to the point of drunkenness), and there's also swearing, sexual innuendo, and implied sexual encounters.
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- Genre:Sci-Fi, Drama, Action
- Release Date:February 3, 2012
- Captions:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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