• 2008
  • US
  • 1h 24min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Matt Reeves
  • Written by: Drew Goddard
  • Cast: Michael Stahl-David, T J Miller, Jessica Lucas, Odette Yustman, Lizzy Caplan, Mike Vogel
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Formed upon the gimmicky conceit of a whole film made up of purported found footage discovered by the US military amongst the wreckage left behind by a huge alien monster and its crab-like entourage, 'Cloverfield' heralds nothing more significant than a tatty-looking monster movie for the YouTube generation. With no characters to root for, or any plot to develop, if you've already seen the trailer for 'Cloverfield' you've pretty much seen the whole movie.

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31 Jan 20082 stars

(15) 84min

Nobody knows how to spin out a yarn like Lost creator JJ Abrams, but even at a short running time, his shaky-cam disaster horror flick Cloverfield turns out to be all spin and no substance. Essentially a marketing concept in search of a movie…

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