Cloverfield (2008)

Directors:

Matt Reeves

Writers:

Drew Goddard

Actors:

Matt Reeves, Maria Zambrana, Andrew Trujillo, Chris Spinelli, John Robert, Bertrand Roberson Jr.

Synopsis:

Five young New Yorkers throw their friend a going-away party the night that a monster the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city. Told from the point of view of their video camera, the film is a document of their attempt to survive the most surreal, horrifying event of their lives.
  • Science Fiction
  • Thriller
  • Action
  • Reviews 7
  • Highest Rating 80
  • Lowest Rating 33
  • Average Rating 67
33

Cloverfield (2008)

Format just frustrates the kaiju/godzilla fan in me. Many of us like smart people dealing with the situation. Story could be redeemed with a sequel, but this was just frustrating. Blair Witch and supernatural type stuff is a better concept for finding tapes etc.
October 11, 2013
58

Cloverfield (2008)

The previews sold me. We knew that New York was being attacked by something, but had no idea what. The handheld worked but the film lost me as soon as the creature was shown. Filmmakers need to realize that the viewers imagination will create something far scarier than they can.
December 5, 2012
76

Cloverfield (2008)

A good example of the found footage film done right, although it did have the advantage of a huge budget compared to most of the films in that genre. I really enjoyed the creature design and the feeling of panic this film had throughout.
February 23, 2012
75

Cloverfield (2008)

Original movie, definitely haven't seen anything else like it. I thought it was good! Some cool scenes, like climbing up a leaning skyscraper to the roof.
February 12, 2012
80

Cloverfield (2008)

A new, more intimate twist on the standard monster movie formula which is far from perfect, but generates genuine tension and keeps the audience engaged from end to end. Decent characterization for the subject matter and solid cinematography.
December 18, 2011