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Cloverfield Reviews

David Fear
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

November 18, 2011
Nathan Lee
Village Voice
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The mechanism is the message in Cloverfield, a movie so aluminum-sleek, ultra-portable, and itsy-bitsy sexy, it's amazing Steve Jobs didn't pull it out of an envelope at Macworld.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

January 22, 2008
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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I had a lot of fun with this inside-out take on the monster movie.

January 22, 2008
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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Under the modern flummery, behind the faux amateurism and the handheld shudder, Cloverfield is a vastly old-fashioned piece of work, creaking with hilarious contrivance.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

January 22, 2008
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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The fleeting, incomplete glimpses of the monster early on prove the old dictum of B-movie auteur Val Lewton that a momentary image can have greater impact than a prolonged one.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 22, 2008
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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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.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

January 18, 2008
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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Smartly reconjures the 1950s monster movie for the digital age.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

January 18, 2008
Mark Rahner
Seattle Times
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It's a giant-monster movie from the point of view of some of those little people running and shrieking in the street -- and it works incredibly well.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

January 18, 2008
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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The running and climbing, the tidal waves of debris rushing down the avenues, the screams and carnage grow tiresome.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 18, 2008
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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A jolt to the genre. The camera tumbles, the smoke billows, gigantic footsteps thunk, women shriek and the car alarms blare. And we are there.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

January 18, 2008
Keith Phipps
AV Club
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It puts human faces on the victims of mass destruction, faces that might easily have been yours or mine, staring down the maw of something we don't understand.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: A-

January 18, 2008
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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We've sat through that kind of movie again and again, but we've never sat through anything with Cloverfield's subjective sting. You'd have to be tougher than I was not to be blown sideways by it.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

January 18, 2008
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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Cloverfield delivers exactly what its memorable coming attractions trailer promised, and it doesn't chicken out when it counts, either. Considering the state of horror movies today, that's something.

| Original Score: 3/4

January 18, 2008
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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An efficiently gripping sci-fi/horror romp.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

January 18, 2008
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Cloverfield is visceral attack that it leaves the viewer reeling for details that flew by like so many bricks raining off broken buildings.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B

January 18, 2008
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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Fully visceral, visually impressive.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3/4

January 18, 2008
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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A remarkably economical, street-level view of widespread panic caused by an abomination that gets, and ultimately needs, no explanation.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: 3/4

January 18, 2008
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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Cloverfield captures the chronic self-absorption of the Facebook generation with breathless, cleverly recycled media savvy, and then it stomps that self-absorption to death. These days, that's entertainment.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

January 18, 2008
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Now 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.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

January 18, 2008
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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An effective film, deploying its special effects well and never breaking the illusion that it is all happening as we see it.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

January 18, 2008
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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Reeves does a masterful job wedding the restricted perspective of Hud's lens with CGI glimpses of an already blasted cityscape. This is the gimmick's raw excitement phase -- we're hooked.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

January 18, 2008
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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It's fun in its morbidly campy way.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/4

January 18, 2008
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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Works as a showcase for impressively realistic-looking special effects, a realism that fails to extend to the scurrying humans whose fates are meant to invoke pity and fear but instead inspire yawns and contempt.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 1/5

January 18, 2008
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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A surprisingly gripping thriller. Employing a pseudo-documentary handheld camera style, it offers a fresh spin on the monster movie genre.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3/4

January 18, 2008
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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It's the end of the world as captured on an unsteady camcorder, a YouTube panic attack.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

January 17, 2008
Dana Stevens
Slate
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Despite a first reel entirely devoted to establishing characters, Cloverfield is basically a line-'em-up, pick-'em-off horror movie that's effective without being either viscerally frightening or emotionally moving.

Full Review Source: Slate

January 17, 2008
John Anderson
Washington Post
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A relentless, I-thought-my-eyeballs-were-bleeding exercise in visual disorientation.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 17, 2008
Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
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While it [the "camcorder ploy"] injects the film with a run-and-gun urgency, the device grows tiresome and ultimately leaves the film shortchanged.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

January 17, 2008
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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There's nothing to Cloverfield, really, but stripped-down chaos shot in a faux-verite Blair Witch Project fashion...But I have to say, I was with it.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

January 17, 2008
Jan Stuart
Newsday
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The shaky video camera perspective is alternately involving and irritating, but director Matt Reeves keeps the carnival of wreckage spinning at a brisk clip.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3/4

January 17, 2008
Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
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Cloverfield is the ultimate movie for people who don't feel a cataclysm has really happened until they can videotape it, upload it and stream it live to the rest of the world.

Full Review Source: San Jose Mercury News | Original Score: 3/4

January 17, 2008
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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We know only what they know, see what the videocamera sees. I.e., not much.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

January 17, 2008
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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A twitchy thrill ride that's relentless in its escalation of tension, merciless in its intensity.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 4/5

January 17, 2008
Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
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The plot effectively reduces down to one long slog from Spring Street to Central Park South.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

January 17, 2008
Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
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A terrific movie, filled with spectacle and a surprising amount of humor, which makes up for its lack of terror or emotional impact.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

January 16, 2008
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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This monster mash-up is a lot of fun, creating some intense gross-out moments and maintaining suspense throughout its speedy running time.

January 16, 2008
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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This film takes you into the heart of the maelstrom and leaves you there.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

January 16, 2008
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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A surreptitiously subversive, stylistically clever little gem of an entertainment.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

January 16, 2008
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
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Chillingly effective.

January 16, 2008
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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An old-fashioned monster movie dressed up in trendy new threads.

Full Review Source: Variety

January 16, 2008
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