Cloverfield

An attack like no other.


Cloverfield
The Blair Witch version of Godzilla. Filmed entirely with a hand-held camera (motion-sickness sufferers beware), we experience first-hand what happens when a mysterious monster attacks New York and Manhattan. The two leads decide they need to rescue a friend, trapped high up in a skyscraper which has already fallen against the building next door. Around them, everyone is evacuating as the monster, and monstrous destruction, draws ever closer. Note: they're already busy with the sequel.

84 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Violence).
Action, Detective/Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller.

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Michael Stahl-David, Jessica Lucas, Lizzy Caplan, T.J. Miller, Mike Vogel, Odette Yustman
Director
Matt Reeves
ScreenplayDrew Goddard
CinematographyMichael Bonvillain
EditingKevin Stitt
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SA distributorUIP
Made in2008
Produced byBad Robot, Paramount Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreScience Fiction
LanguageModerate throughout
NudityNone
SexVerbal references
ViolenceModerate throughout, some blood, some intense horror
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
5
Jump Scenes
3
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Ty Burr
10
Die Burger
Jacques Liebenberg
20
Cape Times
Kevin Crust
10
iAfrica.com
Nils van der Linden quote iconWhat all movies should be.
13
The Citizen
Leon van Nierop
12
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
BBC
Paul Arendt quote iconCloverfield 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.
15
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconAn effective film, deploying its special effects well and never breaking the illusion that it is all happening as we see it.
15
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconIt'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.
15
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconNow 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.
13
ScreenIt
quote iconCloverfield rates as a 4 out of 10, losing some points for plot holes and nearly being unwatchable.
8
Metacritic.com
36 critics
13
Rottentomatoes critics
154 critics
13
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconEconomically paced, stylistically clever, and filled with scares.
17

What the People say

Internet
43361 Netizens quote iconThe First Great Monster Film of the Century
16

Average .. 67%

13




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