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This review is from: Cronos [DVD] (DVD)
I came to Cronos recently, having wanted to watch it for a good few years. It is fairly unlike Del Toro's other movies in it's relatively slow pacing and lack of true 'supernature'. However, it is a worthwhile and interesting addition to the Horror fan's collection. I am a fan of both Hellboy and The Devil's Backbone and to put Cronos in perspective it plays more like Devil's... but stars the legendary Ron Perlman, a.k.a. Hellboy, so there are avenues where the three meet. One can really see Del Toro's development from low budget, high class movies of a surreal nature to his forthcoming Pan's Labyrinth: Cronos deserves it's place within this nexus, although I wouldn't go as far as Mark Kermode in calling it a 'masterpiece'.