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.
Fresh: Cronos surprises with its sophisticated and spirited look at a tale straight from the crypt.
Fresh: It's also an amazingly assured feature debut for the 29-year-old del Toro, who is both its writer and director.
Fresh: An enormously enjoyable gothic yarn from Mexico.
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.
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.
Interesting plot, not very flashy by today's standards. Don't expect great special effects. Overall worth watching.