Critic Review - Salon.com

Maybe we now live in a world where we record the moment first and feel it later. If that's the case, Cloverfield leaves us waiting to feel.

January 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Salon.com | Comments (4)
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Keaton Wanninger

Keaton Wanninger

Is this for real? the movie was intended to be a tape found by the american government. no conclusion, no explanation, no happy ending.. freaking women

Jul 26 - 02:09 PM

Bryan Wendland

Bryan Wendland

This can't be farther from the truth. Unlike most monster movies, this movie makes the viewers car about the characters, because it's a character driven movie. It's a movie about people during a catastrophic disaster‚?¶‚?¶.. only that catastrophic disaster is a skyscraper-tall monster. Maybe that threw you off.

Sep 8 - 06:42 AM

Jason Derfuss

Jason 123 D

The truly sad part is that I'd expect a woman to feel more of a connection to brilliantly played roles in the midst of a shocking, and for the most part, realistic, event. I'd expect a woman to cry, to gasp, to scream, to empathize, to sympathize more than a man would. But apparently you can't empathize with anything outside of the kitchen. I'm a little concerned that you made Top Critic, concerned for the masses, and concerned for whomever you slept with in order to make Top Critic, because it certainly didn't come by merit. Is the film perfect, no. Is it good, yes. Is this review fair, no. Cloverfield is supposed to be an artistic and stylistic approach to filmmaking. It would've been way too easy to tell this story from an objective view, because the story certainly wasn't the film's strongpoint. The fact that it's from a subjective P.O.V. enhances the fear and tense apprehension of the film, because the film is definitely character driven. I guess, in conclusion, it's not fair that you had to watch the film in a theater. It would've been more fair for the film, as well as for anyone who had to read your pompous review, if you had screened this film in the kitchen, where at least your state of mind would've been closer to what we may call "normal." But alas, we have to read this God-awful review nonetheless. So in conclusion, please resign, because you have no credibility now. You were lucky you got a shot in the first place.

Sep 17 - 12:08 AM

Daniel B.

Daniel Beasley

I'm guessing you hate Children of Men because of the lack of conclusion and happy ending too, don't you?

Jun 8 - 01:59 PM

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