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The Cloverfield Paradox Reviews

March 5, 2018
One of the big problems with Paradox is that 85 percent of the film is explanation, leaving very little time for character development.
February 9, 2018
There are humanist bits and chunks of "Interstellar" and "Arrival," though in order to set up another chapter of this loosely assembled saga of woe, "The Cloverfield Paradox" eventually, dutifully gets around to a nonhuman adversary in close-up.
February 9, 2018
Its twists feel routine, its narrative spine limp and its conclusion especially rushed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 9, 2018
The fastest turnaround from must-see event to disappointing dud in history.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
February 9, 2018
A kluge of bad science and worse science fiction clichés, it tries to be atmospheric and scary but succeeds only at being frustrating and tedious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 7, 2018
Somewhere along the development trail, someone in charge should have said: Arm! Get me a rewrite, arm!
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 7, 2018
Ten years and three films deep, the loose trilogy is a case study in marketing, a portrait of how the noise around a franchise starts to matter more than the movies that form the franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
February 6, 2018
Somewhere in "The Cloverfield Paradox" is an excellent sci-fi thriller but one that's in desperate need of sharpening. It's no disaster, like Netflix's recent "Bright," but it tries too hard to give something to everyone and ends of unsatisfying...
February 6, 2018
In the end, the plot is disappointingly simple. The terrors of the first two movies are explained away in a summary flourish, and their mysteries neutralized. The script is not good.
February 5, 2018
Here's what it looks like when a routine bad movie goes off its rocker.
February 5, 2018
Much has been made over the years about Abrams' "mystery box," a storytelling model of pure tease. In the case of The Cloverfield Paradox, it's just a fancy word for "junk drawer."
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 5, 2018
Director Julius Onah's film strands its solid cast in the vacuum of space with that most terrifying of monsters -- an utterly convoluted script -- producing a few tense moments but a general takeaway that's much closer to puzzling than profound.
February 5, 2018
The Cloverfield Paradox tries to tie into its 2008 forebear in a much more literal sense, and the result feels spectacularly inept.
February 5, 2018
It's worth remembering that the Cloverfield movies were only able to successfully disrupt conventional distribution methods because they're good. The best thing you can say about this one is that it's free with your Netflix subscription.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Top Critic
February 5, 2018
It's a horror movie one moment, a comedy the next, as if Netflix were streaming several different titles at once.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 5, 2018
What excitement this movie is able to muster soon gives way to the startling realization that virtually none of its twists, for all their dimension-hopping audacity, have been coherently or intelligently thought through.
February 5, 2018
Sounds intriguing, but the actual movie is strangely plain, eyesore-overlit and uselessly frantic.
February 5, 2018
For the most part, this is a bust of a movie, the kind that would probably have otherwise gotten dumped to theaters in January by a studio looking to cut its losses.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 5, 2018
A trainwreck of a sci-fi flick bent on extending a franchise that should have died a peaceful death almost exactly one decade ago.