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Cloverfield (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Horror  |  18 January 2008 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Beth McIntyre (as Odette Yustman)
Bodega Cashier
Margot Farley ...
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

18 January 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

1-18-08  »

Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to Neville Page, creature designer - the monster is a baby in a new environment - "spooked" and looking for its mother. See more »


It's clear that Rob didn't record for 7 hours. There are about 70 minutes of footage in the movie, so the battery would only have had to last that long. Most consumer digital cameras, even battery-hungry miniDV devices, boast a recording time of more than 2 hours on the supplied battery pack, and on the order of five hours on the manufacturer's high-endurance option. See more »


[first lines]
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

During the Paramount and Bad Robot logos, ambiance can be heard faintly in the background. See more »


Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #39.5 (2008) See more »


(Cloverfield overture)
Composed by Michael Giacchino
Performed by the Bratislava Orchestra (uncredited)
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User Reviews

Don't believe the hype - They didn't hype it up enough...
29 February 2008 | by (Manchester, U to the K.) – See all my reviews

Right, Let it be known, this film is f****n quality! Genuinely, i watched it with no expectations- the cheeky marketing of it revealing very little worked perfectly in my instance. The opening 5/10mins meets characters, and almost tricks you into a false sense of calm and normality.

When 'events proceed', the camcorder style filming instills a genuine realism to events, and the films definitely feeds off the mass concern and shock at global events/terrorist attacks/disasters, and the disjointed way news feeds through.

I will say no more but this- watch this film. Don't go finding too much out, just watch, and get taken to a place most fiction movies aren't able to transport viewers to. Intense has been said a lot in other peeps reviews its exactly that. Proper Rocks.


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