Cloverfield

Movie review by Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Tense monster movie is loud, hectic -- and scary.

PG-13 2008 84 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 44 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 119 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 12+

This title has:

Great messages
age 7+

If your kid likes exciting and scary movies, they will love this

Honestly, there really isn’t anything crazy in this film that I wouldn’t let my 7 year old watch. There is brief, implied sexual language in the beginning, stuff a child wouldn’t understand anyway. Shrek is honestly worse. I skip over those parts anyway, but only to get to the good parts in order to hold my child interest. There is some blood splatter and gore, but the shaky handheld camera, distracts from it. It’s really just an exciting, fun and loud movie for a kid who loves scary stuff (like mine) to watch.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

Movie Details

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