Jeremy of The Daily Rotation wrote, "Director Josh Trank adds another entry into the found-footage genre with Chronicle. This time though, he’s documenting 3 young teens who stumble upon superhero like strengths that give them the power to fly, heal and cause lots of pain to others. It’s one of those high concept films shot on a low budget, with mostly no-names. Trank captures the basic found-footage shots that are needed in the first half for these particular types of films, but he does go much bigger towards the films climax. Chronicle is an achievement in trying something different using a tired way of filmmaking, making the film feel more like an experiment then an actual film."