An attack like no other.
Michael Stahl-David, Jessica Lucas, Lizzy Caplan, T.J. Miller, Mike Vogel, Odette Yustman
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|Produced by||Bad Robot, Paramount Pictures|
|Violence||Moderate throughout, some blood, some intense horror|
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|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Nils van der Linden What all movies should be.
Leon van Nierop
Paul Arendt Cloverfield feels like a nightmare dredged up from the 21st century subconscious. It's also an astounding technical achievement: shot in a series of very long, complex takes that never draw attention to themselves, superbly paced, and performed with impressive sincerity by unknown leads. And be warned: it's proper scary.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert An effective film, deploying its special effects well and never breaking the illusion that it is all happening as we see it.
James Berardinelli It's necessary to cut through the hype to get to the real Cloverfield. I'm not sure the way it is being marketed does it justice. The movie is interesting because it's so damn different. It takes a worn concept and invigorates it by applying an innovative approach. The style will anger and offend some viewers but, if you're able to accommodate the camera, the movie delivers.
Peter Travers Now that the fanboy hype has cleared, we can see Cloverfield for what it is: borrowed inspiration, trite screenwriting and amateurish acting all in the service of a ballsy idea — that a horror movie could maybe, just maybe, have a soul.
Cloverfield rates as a 4 out of 10, losing some points for plot holes and nearly being unwatchable.
Tomatometer Economically paced, stylistically clever, and filled with scares.
What the People say
43361 Netizens The First Great Monster Film of the Century
Average .. 67%