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Guillermo del Toro

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About the Movie

Guillermo del Toro made an auspicious and audacious feature debut with Cronos, a highly unorthodox tale about the seductiveness of the idea of immortality. Kindly antiques dealer Jesús Gris (Federico Luppi) happens upon an ancient golden device in the shape of a scarab, and soon finds himself the possessor and victim of its sinister, addictive powers, as well as the target of a mysterious American named Angel (a delightfully crude and deranged Ron Perlman). Featuring marvelous special makeup effects and the haunting imagery for which del Toro has become world-renowned, Cronos is a dark, visually rich, and emotionally captivating fantasy.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 48
  • Fresh: 43
  • Rotten: 5
  • Average Rating: 7.3/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: A very stylish and sophisticated Mexican variation on some age-old themes. – Janet Maslin, New York Times, Oct 14, 2014

Fresh: Cronos surprises with its sophisticated and spirited look at a tale straight from the crypt. – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, Oct 14, 2014

Fresh: It's also an amazingly assured feature debut for the 29-year-old del Toro, who is both its writer and director. – Richard Harrington, Washington Post, Oct 19, 2008

Fresh: An enormously enjoyable gothic yarn from Mexico. – Desson Thomson, Washington Post, Sep 24, 2007

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Customer Reviews

Good movie!

I don't know why this is in the horror section. It's more like a fantasy drama. It was a great movie, though, with an original story line. I would suggest renting it.

Excellent Story-Telling!

A fascinating twist on a tale as old as movie making--the pursuit of immortality. This movie is Edgar Allen Poe meets Dracula. I highly recommend this movie for those who enjoy story-telling at its finest.

Worth watching

Interesting plot, not very flashy by today's standards. Don't expect great special effects. Overall worth watching.