• Cloverfield (2008)


Release Date: January 18th, 2008

DVD Release Date: April 22nd, 2008

PG-13 |1 hr 25 min

Plot Summary

As a group of New Yorkers (Michael Stahl-David, Mike Vogel, Odette Yustman) enjoy a going-away party, little do they know that they will soon face the most terrifying night of their lives. A creature the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city, leaving death and destruction in its wake. Using a handheld video camera, the friends record their struggle to survive as New York crumbles around them.

Cast: Michael Stahl-David, Mike Vogel, Odette Annable, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas, T.J. Miller, Anjul Nigam, Theo Rossi

Director: Matt Reeves

Genres: Thriller , Science fiction , Action

Production Co: Bad Robot

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Pursuit , Friend , Suspenseful , Escape , New York City , Mystery , Love interest , Death , 2000s ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Think "Godzilla Unplugged" -- with chillingly effective results. show more

  • 63
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Much scampering, yelling, quaking and crying is required of the actors, and they acquit themselves well enough, even with oozing fake wounds and prop rebars piercing their shoulder blades. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Mercifully, at 84 minutes the movie is even shorter than its originally alleged 90-minute running time; how much visual shakiness can we take? And yet, all in all, it is an effective film, deploying its special effects well and never breaking the illusion that it is all happening as we see it. show more

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