Overall Rank: 3555
Average Rating: 2.6/4
# of Ratings: 486
Theatrical Release Date: 01/18/2008
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 04/22/2008
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Matt Reeves
Actors: Michael Stahl-David, Odette Yustman, Mike Vogel, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas, T.J. Miller
Plot: A group of teens looking to party, run for their lives as a monster terrorizes New York City.
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FSUNoles27TS - wrote on 11/27/2012
In theaters, this movie really got to me. It was suspenseful and the 'found video' was effecting in striking fear. At home it is hard to get the same result on the small screen. It is unfortunate because this movie is very very cool.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 09/06/2012
I should note that the first time I saw this movie was in a midnight screening, full of screaming fans and loud noises, and I think that this is the ideal way to view the intense spectacle that is Cloverfield. Matt Reeves and JJ Abrams have made a film that rests at the upper crust of found footage films. It's charming at the right moments, goes the right lengths to establish its characters, and features an immediate immersion into terrifying and intense scenarios. The alien invasion plays out a bit scarier when you don't get a full glimpse of the monster, but the film is one tense adrenaline-fueled scene after another.
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Unknown - wrote on 01/22/2016
Normally, I wouldn't pass up a movie such as this. I skipped the theater experience because of the overhype marketing machine of mysteriously vague trailers that promised something that many of my friends said it didn't deliver on. After many years of forgetting this film entirely, I've finally seen it. And I have to say that while it wasn't worth the hype, it was certainly not in any way a bad movie and it still delivered on what it set out to do. The marketing never steered us in a certain direction. It only teased us with the unknown. This was never meant to be a crazy 'Godzilla' type of monster film. It's intent was to inject something new into the 'found-footage' genre through the use of a giant creature wrecking havoc in New York City. As far as the filming format is …
Yojimbo - wrote on 04/05/2012
Cinema is an artform. One based on commercial success, yes, but an artform nonetheless. Therefore good films tell a story; they have structure, plot, character development and dialogue. It is not enough to just point a camera at something and wait for it to unfold, which is exactly what Cloverfield is like. Basically it's The Blair Witch Project meets Godzilla as we follow a group of friends as they try to escape Manhattan during a monster attack. I have to say some of the action sequences are brilliantly done, seamlessly combining impressive CGI with the first person camera work. But I didn't care what happened. I wasn't bored exactly, but it was just a series of images of disaster-stricken cityscapes with people running around in the foreground. And that's it. No plot, no interesting …
rblazina - wrote on 02/26/2011
Here are my thoughts on the movie from when I saw it in theatres, I found this on my old blog:
The only reason I wanted to see this movie is to see it before the novelty of it wore off. I wasn't expecting much from it going in, and going out I came out with less. It is one of the worst movies I've seen. I'll try to do this review without giving the plot away since it is a new movie and most probably haven't seen it though I don't recommend it.
First of all, is this movie supposed to be a monster movie or a character-driven romance story? The characters aren't developed but they are focused on more then the monster which is what I thought the movie was supposed to be about.
The idea of the hand-held camera is not original (see: Blair Witch Project). I know what they were trying …
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