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Cloverfield (2008)

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A group of friends venture deep into the streets of New York on a rescue mission during a rampaging monster attack.

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Beth McIntyre (as Odette Yustman)
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Storyline

Cloverfield follows five New Yorkers from the perspective of a hand-held video camera. The movie is exactly the length of a DV Tape and a sub-plot is established by showing bits and pieces of video previously recorded on the tape that is being recorded over. The movie starts as a monster of unknown origin destroys a building. As they go to investigate, parts of the building and the head of the Statue of Liberty come raining down. The movie follows their adventure trying to escape and save a friend, a love interest of the main character. Written by Pip Carlson

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Some Thing Has Found Us


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Rated PG-13 for violence, terror and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$46,146,546 (USA) (18 January 2008)

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$80,034,302 (USA) (4 April 2008)
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Trivia

In the teaser trailer, the voice yelling "I saw it! It's alive! It's huge!" is that of Director Matt Reeves. See more »

Goofs

In the movie, footage is shown being recorded over existing footage, as if the camera were recording on digital or analogue tape. Rob and Hud even discuss whether the tape was changed during the party. However, the the title card at the beginning of the film claims the footage was recorded on an SD card. See more »

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Rob Hawkins: It's 6:42 AM. Beth's dad's place. He's out of town. And it's already a good day.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the closing credits there is a garbled radio transmission which some say sounds like "Help us!", when played backward it says "It's still alive!" See more »

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Referenced in Monster (2008) See more »

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Beautiful Girls
Written by Sean Kingston (as Kisean Anderson), Sylvester Jordan Jr., Ben E. King (as Ben King),
J.R. Rotem (as Jonathan Rotem), Jerry Leiber (as Jerry Lieber) & Mike Stoller
Performed by Sean Kingston
Courtesy of Beluga Heights and Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
Contains a sample of "Stand By Me"
Written by Jerry Leiber (as Jerry Lieber) & Mike Stoller
Performed by Ben E. King
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Overrated, pretentious artsy-like project that shouldn't have been greenlighted from the start...
21 July 2013 | by ( ) – See all my reviews

I get the camera motion and length of the movie. I get the supposedly hyper "realism" that they were going for. That doesn't change the fact that this is a gawd awful film. A bad movie with no premise, plot, script, characters, or salvage quality; except the monsters near the end. But by then it's just too late. You'd be annoyed by the forcefully lame camera takes; if not lit sickened. Unrealistic and senseless people that you actually wish were dead 5 min into their appearance. Terrible decision making that even a 5 five old would put to shame. The "acting" was a joke. In fact, the monsters are the only reason to not give it a written negative or zero rating; ie, getting it's sole star rating. The whole movie kinda works better like a comedy; if you're willing to tear it apart while watching it with your friends. The only surprisingly and frightful moments were the odd fact that the battery never died out. I kept on wondering; when are they just going to die? Plz gawd, make your heavenly monsters wipe them out of the face of the earth already! These people actually deserve to die. And I was relieved it ended sooner that I expected. This would normally be a bad thing with other movies, even the not so good ones. But in this case; it was gawd sent! Like the Blair Witch Project; which BTW is a masterpiece in comparison of this piece of excrement. This movie, with a lot of tweaking, might have worked in a 2nd rate festival. Not so much for general release. So in conclusion; just watch it if you're a masochist, or for a chuckle on TV; and don't even bothered rented it. You've felt like if you just wasted good money on this silly thing. And since it's so upsetting; I just wanted to warn common folks about the concealment and dangerous deceit this movie poses. It's beyond me why would someone even remotely fathom this is an even mediocre; let alone, a good motion picture... (Word of mouth withstanding, sadly):


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