Cloverfield (2008)



Critic Consensus: A sort of Blair Witch Project crossed with Godzilla, Cloverfield is economically paced, stylistically clever, and filled with scares.

Movie Info

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 put their lives on the line to embark on a perilous rescue mission. Rob Hawkins (Michael Stahl-David) is a young American professional who has recently been offered a coveted new job in Japan. Eager to send his older sibling off in style, Rob's younger brother, Jason (Mike Vogel), and his … More

Rating: PG-13 (for violence, terror and disturbing images)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Drew Goddard, Crew Goodard
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 22, 2008
Box Office: $80.0M
Paramount - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Cloverfield

All Critics (198) | Top Critics (40)

Cloverfield should be best appreciated for throwing down the gauntlet for a new cinematic representation of mass destruction and, thus, the way we see ourselves seeing our worst fears.

Full Review… | September 30, 2014
Stop Smiling

Smart, scary and features a creative twist on the genre thanks to its unique found-film perspective.

Full Review… | May 15, 2014
Lyles' Movie Files

Imagine if somebody came up to you, grabbed your head, and jiggled it around for 80 minutes. Now imagine they did that while you were trying to watch a movie about a monster attacking New York City.

Full Review… | February 16, 2013

So what is Cloverfield? The best Godzilla film never made? A re-invention of the monster movie genre? You could certainly argue both points: it feels like every creature feature you ever saw, but seen from a totally fresh point of view.

Full Review… | October 14, 2012

Thanks primarily to its inventive shooting style, Cloverfield is a terrifically frightening film.

Full Review… | July 14, 2011
Digital Spy

Mind-blowingly great.

Full Review… | April 4, 2011

Audience Reviews for Cloverfield

A unique look at the monster movie genre. Many will not like the film approach but i enjoyed it.

John Manard

Super Reviewer


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.
So you'd gather that the special effects would be quite impressive and you'd be right.
I love it when someone comes up with a different MONSTER!!!

Eric S

Super Reviewer


four and a half stars...

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