6.9/10
3,174
29 user 39 critic

Cronicas (2004)

Crónicas (original title)
Trailer
1:59 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC
A suspense thriller about a reporter from Miami who travels to Ecuador in pursuit of a serial killer known as the "Monster of Babahoyo."

Director:

Sebastián Cordero
9 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The world of Salvador, a young and naive petty thief is changed by the arrival of his cousin Angel, an ex-convict in search of easy money, and with a hideout. Salvador gets wrapped up in ... See full summary »

Director: Sebastián Cordero
Stars: Carlos Valencia, Marco Bustos, Cristina Dávila
Rabia (2009)
Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A romantic thriller about a construction worker in hiding for killing his foreman who hides in the mansion where his girlfriend works as a maid.

Director: Sebastián Cordero
Stars: Martina García, Gustavo Sánchez Parra, Tanya De Roberto
Pescador (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Blaquito is thirty years old and lives with his mother in El Matal, a small fishing village on the coast of Ecuador. One day, the beach turns up filled with cocaine packets. Blanquito, ... See full summary »

Director: Sebastián Cordero
Stars: Andrés Crespo, Alejandro Fajardo, Antonio Santos
Black Sun (2005)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Gary Tarn's remarkable, award-winning documentary, BLACK SUN, investigates this through the story of Hugues de Montalembert, a New York-based artist and filmmaker who was blinded by a vicious attack in 1978.

Director: Gary Tarn
Stars: Hugues de Montalembert
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Everything begins with a stray bullet... And a wealthy young man trying to evict 250 families who are squatting on the land he inherited from his father. The leader of the squatter ... See full summary »

Director: Sebastián Cordero
Stars: Daniel Adum Gilbert, Victor Arauz, Diego Cataño
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Politics and sexual passions threaten to corrupt a young, newly-ordained priest in a small Mexican town.

Director: Carlos Carrera
Stars: Gael García Bernal, Ana Claudia Talancón, Sancho Gracia
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Leguizamo ... Manolo Bonilla
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Damián Alcázar ... Vinicio Cepeda
Peki Andino Peki Andino ... Sargento Saltos (as Peky Andino)
Amira Bustamante Amira Bustamante ... Señorita Autógrafo
Carlos Cedeño Carlos Cedeño ... Hombre Enfurecido 2
Andrés Crespo Andrés Crespo ... Preso Medio Gramo
Elena Del Rocío Murillo Elena Del Rocío Murillo ... Partera
Susana Díaz Nieto Susana Díaz Nieto ... Secretaria Sociedad Biblica
Jaime Estrada Jaime Estrada ... Señor Limpieza
Washington Garzón Washington Garzón ... Joseph Juan
Ricardo Paul Gonzalez Ricardo Paul Gonzalez ... Policía Mina
Patricia Higuera Patricia Higuera ... Reportera
Hugo Idrovo Hugo Idrovo ... Lic. Orestes Zambrano
Víctor Feratio Jiménez Víctor Feratio Jiménez ... Roger
Adrián Layana Adrián Layana ... Joven Violento
Edit

Storyline

When the star of a sensationalistic Miami news show travels to the Ecuadorian coastal village of Babahoyo to cover the story of a serial killer who hunts children, his personal ambition gets out of hand, and his pursuit of a moment of glory carries tragic consequences. Written by Juan Tovar & Mandy Goldberg

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

If It's On TV, It Must Be The Truth. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, a scene of sexuality, and language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Mexico | Ecuador

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

21 April 2006 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Cronicas See more »

Filming Locations:

Babahoyo, Ecuador See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$143,271 (Mexico), 21 April 2006, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$43,263, 10 July 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$299,261, 30 October 2005
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Official submission of Ecuador for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 77th Academy Awards in 2005. See more »

Soundtracks

PERIÓDICO DE AYER
Written by C. Curet Alonso
Performed by Hector Lavoe (as Héctor Lavoe)
Courtesy and license of Fania Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Children murdered in Ecuador
10 October 2005 | by Red-125See all my reviews

Crónicas (2004) written and directed by Sebastián Cordero, is a grim movie about a grim subject. John Leguizamo plays Manolo Bonilla, a Miami-based TV reporter who is covering the story of a "monster" who is torturing and murdering young children in Ecuador.

Manolo is a good detective as well as a reporter of sensational news, and he thinks he may have discovered the identity of the murderer. The question is, Should a reporter just report, or should he be a participant in the story he is covering?

Leonor Watling is excellent as Marisa Iturralde, Manolo's producer and possibly his lover. Camilo Luzuriaga is excellent in the supporting role of Capitan Bolivar Rojas--"the only honest cop in Ecuador."

This is not a movie for the squeamish--it contains violence, scenes of humiliation, and graphic--but unromantic--sex.

On the other hand, how often do you find a movie from Ecuador playing in Rochester, New York? Even at our excellent Little Theatre, films from South America are rare, and often--as in this case--worth seeking out.

Finally, if the views we get of prison conditions in Ecuador are accurate, I wouldn't even risk a parking ticket there, let alone anything more serious. Trust me--you just don't want to be in that particular Ecuadoran jail.


13 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 29 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed