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The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)

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Orbiting a planet on the brink of war, scientists test a device to solve an energy crisis, and end up face-to-face with a dark alternate reality.


Julius Onah


Oren Uziel (screenplay by), Oren Uziel (story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gugu Mbatha-Raw ... Hamilton
David Oyelowo ... Kiel
Daniel Brühl ... Schmidt
John Ortiz ... Monk
Chris O'Dowd ... Mundy
Aksel Hennie ... Volkov
Ziyi Zhang ... Tam
Elizabeth Debicki ... Jensen
Roger Davies ... Michael
Clover Nee Clover Nee ... Molly
Jordan Rivera Jordan Rivera ... Ayana Age 7
Michael Stokes III Michael Stokes III ... Isaac Age 7
Celeste Clark ... Ayana Age 4
Nathan Oliver ... Isaac Age 4
Donal Logue ... Mark Stambler


In the near future, there is an energy crisis on Earth. The Cloverfield Station with a multinational crew will test the Shepard particle accelerator expecting to generate energy for all countries solving the energy problem. However, the experiment goes wrong, damages the station and opens a portal to another dimension with a parallel Earth. They also find a woman entwined with wires behind a bulkhead of the station and they learn she worked in an identical Cloverfield Station in another dimension. Now the scientists need to find a way to return to their own dimension. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The future unleashed every thing.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action, violence, disturbing images and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The Shepard device is described as a particle accelerator. However, particle accelerators are enormous circular constructions, where particles are forced by magnets into a circular path, reaching nearly the speed of light. The Large Hadron Collider, which demonstrated the existence of the Higgs Boson mentioned in the film, is 27 kilometers in circumference. The Shepard, as shown, is linear and far smaller. See more »


When Michael is driving with Molly after rescuing her, while he is texting you can see the speedometer and tachometer are both at zero although they are clearly driving at freeway speeds. See more »


Hamilton: [Hamilton is recording a video message for her doppelganger on a parallel Earth] I don't know where to start. But this isn't my world. As much as I want it to be. It isn't mine. It's yours. Ava, you're not losing your mind, I promise. There's no other way to say this. I'm you. I have to be quick. Attached to this message are detailed construction and operation plans for the Shepard Accelerator. I'm praying it helps your planet. I have the same hope for mine. I need to say two things that won't ...
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Alternate Versions

When the movie premiered on Netflix, the Netflix logo appeared before the Bad Robot logo at the start of the film. When the movie was released on DVD and Blu-Ray by Paramount Pictures, the Netflix logo was replaced by the Paramount logo which still runs before the Bad Robot logo. See more »


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User Reviews

Not bad, not good, just...what?
5 February 2018 | by kevschwallerSee all my reviews

Considering 10 Cloverfield Lane was one of my favorite movies in a while and the Beyoncé-styled drop of this new movie, you would think it would be just as incredible, if not only somewhat less good.

But this movie was a mess. It was incredibly confusing and offered literally nothing to the Cloverfield universe. Actually, it did the exact opposite. I still can't wrap my head around what this movie was trying to go for.

The cast was great and did what they could with the script but it was just a hot mess. And I know I'm not the only one that laughed at that ending.

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Release Date:

4 February 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

God Particle See more »


Box Office


$45,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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