Cloverfield Synopsis
A monster attack in New York as told from the point of view of a small group of people.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Cloverfield, a surreptitiously subversive, stylistically clever little gem of an entertainment disguised, under its deadpan-neutral title,...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Produced by "Lost" and "Alias" mastermind J.J. Abrams, Cloverfield has been one of the more interesting experiments in large-scale...
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Cloverfield is content to be a creature feature; that's what makes it bearable and what keeps it from greatness. The genre, not the script,...
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
It’s dumb but quick and dirty and effectively brusque, dispensing with niceties such as character.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The genre may be old news, but the skillfully made Cloverfield offers a heart-racing experience with plenty of chills, thrills and...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Mercifully, at 84 minutes the movie is even shorter than its originally alleged 90-minute running time; how much visual shakiness can we...
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Manhattan has always been a fat target for apocalypse filmmakers, but with its 9/11-inspired imagery, Matt Reeves' breathlessly fast-paced...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Think "Godzilla Unplugged" -- with chillingly effective results.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Much scampering, yelling, quaking and crying is required of the actors, and they acquit themselves well enough, even with oozing fake...
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Now that the fanboy hype has cleared, we can see Cloverfield for what it is: borrowed inspiration, trite screenwriting and amateurish...
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CLOVERFIELD MISSES BIG TIME

By severnsh@aol.com
DO NOT waste your time or money in seeing this film. What has the basis to be a very good story line is wasted in the directors inablity to combine creative photography with the ability to tell the...

Blair witch / alien

By falkenzr
Well, the commercial gave us nothing, because the movie had nothing to give. Simulated Amateur Cam-cording through the WHOLE movie, which at times could have been nauseating. You see this alien 5 x's...

As Advertised...

By TPJR
Watching trailers and TV spots for this film told you everything you needed to know. It's a "recovered tape" of an eye witness account of a big-***monster tearing apart New York. If you want to see...

They should pay you to watch this film

By Mr Tommy
I have seen many many films in my 61 years... some good; some excellant, and some very bad. To say the least, this film was VERY bad. It was like watching a home movie with NO plot or story line....

Cloverfield

By RAV270
Clovefield is one of those movies that you should watch at least once in your life. It stands out from your typical monster movie in its own special ways. First and most noticable, is the point of...

Cloverfield

By RobWill
A strange and interesting movie on several fronts. Special effects get top honors here. The actors do a good job with a poor plot and absurd dialogue. The viewing experience was unpleasant due to...

Cloverfield ROCKS!

By lauracmar
I thought this movie was so INCREDIBLE. I went with another couple who hated it, but they loved STEP UP. I think people will be split on this movie...you'll either LOVE it or hate it. It is so...

Sucked

By Loay
Unsympathetic self absorbed characters using a camera with the worst auto focus in history leads to a manipulative boring result. To paraphrase the muppets, I have seen detergent that leaves a better...

ENGROSSING!!!

By g-movie
This film will remind you a little bit of THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, in which events are being recorded by camcorder as it is happening. Much like BLAIR WITCH, you are only a witness to what is...

SO NO ONE HAS SEEN IT AND THERE ARE REVIEWS ALREADY?

By ojeanyc
Please watch a movie first and then write the review. reviews are not about expectations, they are about what your experience was like after watching it....

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Rated PG-13 | For violence, terror and disturbing images
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 13 & under Tense monster movie is loud, hectic -- and scary.
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