Cloverfield

Cloverfield

DVD - 2008
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"...a heart-racing experience with plenty of chills, thrills and exhilaration."--USA Today
"This monster mash-up is a lot of fun..."--Associated Press
"...an effective film, deploying its special effects well and never breaking the illusion that it is all happening as we see it."--Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
A giant monster terrorizes New York as five friends celebrate a going-away party. Armed with only a video camera and their wits, they try to survive the most horrifying event of their lives. Includes featurettes, deleted scenes, and alternate endings.
Publisher: [United States] : Paramount Home Entertainment, 2008
Edition: Widescreen ed
Branch Call Number: DVD SCI-FI CLO
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 84 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Caplan, Lizzy
Stahl-David, Michael

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mrcalgary
Feb 13, 2018

A very poor imitation of the Blair Witch Project.
No character development.
Tiresome to watch "trendy millenials" running around looking for their iPhones.
Boring.
Useless and not worthwhile.

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reginator_22
Jan 25, 2018

Meh. I expected more.

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AMerr22
Oct 17, 2017

When i first watched this movie i wasn't sure what to expect. I was very surprised to find that it became one of my favorite movies at the time. Almost everyone i know who had seen the movie hated it, but it was so different than everything else i had see (given i have not seen the blair witch project) that i could not help but like the movie.

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mikebunger
Aug 28, 2017

Get a bottle of Dramamine. Filmed like the Blair Witch movie. 84 minutes of my life I've wasted. Very lame.

Can't see what is going on. The constant language and taking of Our LORD's name in vain was terrible. Not recommended.

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KLoo16
Aug 28, 2016

I hope here got a negative star so I can award it to this film.
Nothing worth to see. only shaking scene. Some very exciting idea could be but only in the brain of the director. Just wasted my time and my power to pay for.

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PearlyKayAm1
Oct 11, 2015

I wish there was a lower rating than 1/2 star. This movie had nothing interesting or scary and the ending was particularly useless.

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Nursebob
Jan 17, 2015

Godzilla meets the Blair Witch as a small handful of hapless yuppies record the ingestion of New York City while fleeing for their lives. Reeves has fashioned a fiendishly clever film that combines a good old-fashioned monster movie with a satirical critique on post 9-11 hysteria. The sound effects and CGI-generated mayhem are impeccable while the amateurish video footage maintains a state of claustrophobic panic. Of course there are some awkward plot devices; Reeves doesn’t explain why people who are running in terror would decide to record an ongoing documentary, and we are expected to believe it would take the army only 15 minutes to flood NYC with tanks and battalions. But with a movie so chockfull of awesome destruction and deliriously chaotic action sequences it is easy to forgive. Be forewarned though, Cloverfield’s jerky handheld camerawork is not for the weak of stomach.

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jazeebelle
May 12, 2014

I wanted to gouge out my eyes during the first 20 minutes of so it this. Not because it was scary, but because i hate the characters and watching them interact at a party was soooo boring. However, once the action started taking off it got so much better. I also really enjoyed how the monster is mostly hidden. Good call.

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angel_heart
Mar 24, 2014

I hate movies without a good ending. Too much mayhem and pointlessness. This monster just come out of he blue with no real reasoning behind anything. The video style was no different than the Blair Witch Project, I enjoyed that movie a bit more.

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AMerr22
Oct 17, 2017

Frightening or Intense Scenes: strong PG-13, some bloody scenes

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Bang_On
Sep 15, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Lots of gore, deaths and massive destruction.

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Teyfor8Wyoma
Aug 26, 2010

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Teyfor8Wyoma
Aug 26, 2010

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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joseph
Jul 21, 2008

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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reginator_22
Jan 25, 2018

Hud: Ocean is big, dude. All I'm saying is a couple of years ago, they found a fish in Madagascar that they thought been extinct for centuries.

Rob Hawkins: So what? It's been down there this whole time, and nobody noticed?

Hud: Sure. Maybe it erupted from an ocean trench, you know? Or a crevasse. Crevice. It's just a theory. I mean, for all we know, it's from another planet and it flew here.

Marlena Diamond: Like Superman?

Hud: Yeah, exactly like... Wait. You know who Superman is?

Marlena Diamond: Oh, my God. You know who Superman is?

Hud: Okay, I'm not...

Marlena Diamond: [sarcastically] I'm, like, feeling something. Are you aware of Garfield.

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Bang_On
Sep 15, 2012

"So, these are our options - Die here - Die in the tunnel - Die in the streets.... What's your choice?"

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badwolf18
Jan 20, 2012

IT'S ALIVE!!! AND IT'S HUGE!!

Sunnchilde Dec 10, 2011

I would love to write a quote here, but this movie is not that pithy. It doesn't have much dialog other than "What was that?' and "Oh my God! RUN!!" These feel like real people running for their lives, so they don't have really time to be funny or profound.

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Teyfor8Wyoma
Aug 26, 2010

Teyfor8Wyoma thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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Susann
Mar 29, 2009

Susann thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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joseph
Jul 21, 2008

joseph thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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