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"Some thing has found us."
  • PG-13
  • 2008
  • 1 hr 24 min
  • 7.0  (417,719)
  • 64

Cloverfield is a 2008 American found-footage monster film directed by Matt Reeves and produced by J.J. Abrams. The film stars Mike Vogel, Jessica Lucas, and Lizzy Caplan, as a group of friends who witness the aftermath of a giant monster attack on New York City. The film begins with a group of friends at a farewell party for Rob Hawkins (Vogel), who is moving to Japan for a new job. Hud (T.J. Miller) is tasked with filming the party for Rob as a keepsake. As the party begins, strange tremors shake the apartment building, causing the partygoers to panic and flee into the streets. Once outside, they witness a massive explosion in the distance, causing chaos and destruction throughout the city.

As the group attempts to make their way to safety, they catch glimpses of the monster unleashing destruction and chaos throughout the city. The group becomes separated, with Rob and his love interest, Beth (Odette Annable), trapped in an office building, and Hud, Marlena (Caplan), and Lily (Lucas) attempting to rescue them.

Throughout their journey, the group encounters military efforts to stop the monster, including airstrikes and ground troops. As the group draws closer to the heart of the attack, they face further danger and uncertainty, unsure if they will survive the chaos.

Cloverfield is an intense, fast-paced thrill ride that effectively uses the found-footage format to immerse the viewer in the chaos and destruction of the monster attack. With its high-energy action sequences and heart-wrenching character moments, the film keeps the viewer on the edge of their seat throughout its runtime.

The performances of the cast are convincing and enjoyable, particularly Caplan's Marlena, who brings a much-needed comedic relief to the otherwise tense and frightening situation. Additionally, the film's use of practical effects and clever camera work successfully disguises the limited budget of the film and adds to its gritty, realistic feel.

Overall, Cloverfield is a standout example of the found-footage genre, offering an exciting and terrifying viewing experience that will leave viewers breathless. Its air of mystery and suspense will keep viewers guessing until the film's final, shocking moments.

Cloverfield is a 2008 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 24 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.0 and a MetaScore of 64.

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