A unique look at the monster movie genre. Many will not like the film approach but i enjoyed it.
Producer J.J. Abrams teams with writer Drew Goddard and director Matt Reeves for this frenetic tale of a powerful destructive force that descends upon New York City, and the four desperate people who ... read more
Directed by: Matt Reeves
Release Date: January 16, 2008
DVD Release Date: April 22, 2008
Stats: 71,227 reviews
Flixster Reviews (71,227)
June 6, 2008
August 17, 2013
I was a bit reluctant to see this one, but I have to say that the effect of seeing from the point of view of someone in a town being ravaged by something that is not of this world and ultimately deadly in every way is quite creepy and mesmerizing. I don't say that too often.
June 23, 2013
four and a half stars...
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J.J. Abrams produces a graphic, in-depth look at terror in the streets of New York City. With a new style of direction as well as level of sci-fi thrills, Cloverfield is a menacing picture that keeps you guessing and jumping. 4/5
July 14, 2012
Having recently watched (and thoroughly enjoyed) the latest of found footage film's in "Chronicle", I decided to look back at one of the sub-genre's most critically praised. Now, when "Cloverfield" was released in 2008, I could really give two shits. However, I feel that might h...
July 14, 2012
Loved it! Action-packed movie that has a good plot.
May 27, 2012fb100000716838411
I've heard a lot of good things about this movie, but never have I actually met someone who liked it. A lot of people at my school have called it one of the worst movies they've ever seen. I think that's way too harsh considering that movies like Jaws 4 and Batman and Robin exist...
March 24, 2012
The actors play this perfectly as they battle and actually genuinely act as if "Hud" is actually filming it with a crummy camera that flips back to the past when they are happy and the BIG contrast with present. This really shows what we WOULD do in this type of scenario.
March 9, 2012
Crank up the sound, dim the lights, and be immersed in this tense, riveting, and stark vision of a Godzilla-like invasion through the eyes of its victims. Greatly enjoyed it (I wasn't the few that got dizzy from its shaky camera work). The CGI was stunning.
February 9, 2012
OK this is how Godzilla should have been, a more mature and tense affair which actually feels like a disaster movie. Lets not get carried away though, its not superb, its good and very exciting which due to the handheld cam idea really makes you feel the tension big time. This al...
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