Box art for Cloverfield


action & adventure, sci-fi & fantasy

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.

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Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: An efficiently gripping sci-fi/horror romp.

- Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle, Friday, January 18, 2008

Rotten: 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.

- Anthony Lane, New Yorker, Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Fresh: A remarkably economical, street-level view of widespread panic caused by an abomination that gets, and ultimately needs, no explanation.

- Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News, Friday, January 18, 2008

Audience Reviews

4 stars

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

- jmanard52, Friday, June 6, 2008

2 stars

Extremely annoying characters.. I couldnt sit through the whole movie at all. I just wanted the whole group to get eaten or just drop dead! X_X!

- Gx7, Sunday, September 19, 2010

5 stars

Ahhh, a marmite movie, you will either love it or hate it. I loved it, get over the fact its filmed on a cam, thats part of the story.

- stuartb1234, Thursday, August 12, 2010