Definitely not Avant Garde but a well made sci-fi flick
By lecerclerouge on 4/24/2008
Well. I don`t give a damn about what the New York Times has to say on anything. Cloverfield is not a masterpiece but is a very effective piece of low budget cinema, We donÂ´t like to see anything that reminds us of 9-11, be honest when writing a review and donÂ´t just come rampant to try to say what you canÂ´t:That it disturbed you because it reminds Us New Yorkers of 9-11 but this is a movie, a well made one, it can produce some vertigo and itÂ´s not a crowd pleaser but it deserves an 8 because we canÂ´t dismiss an effective sci-fi thriller that pays tribute so well to fifties movies and japanese hysteria but trascended to the level of a documentary watched by the government in the aftermath of the disaster inside the movie.
Got my ten dollars worth
By Danish Shah (NY MAG) on 1/21/2008
Absolutely loved it. Though there were times when the cinematography gave me a slight headache. Other than that the movie was great. The ending was particularly my favorite. I recommend this film to everyone who can tough out little camera jitters on the big screen.
Cloverfield is NOT a masterpiece
By saxon212 on 1/19/2008
Whoever wrote that one works for the film! If you want to know how this stupid movie looks to real intelligent New Yorkers,not jerks from LA,read the REAL review in the New York Times.
As close to a nightmare as you can get.
By Murfo27 on 1/18/2008
"Cloverfield" is a masterpiece. The suspension of belief that I just experienced was the stongest I've had since seeing "Star Wars" as a teenager. Curious? The movie is a like "Blair witch project" meets "Godzilla" meets "Halflife 2". I love how the film uses actors that are unknown as main characters, and how true to form it stays (the entire movie is filmed via videotape of a hapless party-goer). There are moments in this film so intense that I found my jaw hanging open once they were over. See this movie on the biggest screen available, with the best sound. DO NOT make the mistake of missing this film in the theater! P.s - Hollywood? Please dont screw up the sequel!
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