In an over-the-top rave the likes of which have not been seen since David Denby's review for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Ain't It Cool News' Harry Knowles declares Cloverfield "Utterly Brilliant," a "true milestone in film," and "a complete reinvention of the disaster movie, the giant monster movie, and even the love story."
But is it as good as Star Wars Episode Two: Attack of the Clones ("Lucas succeeds with the film beyond my wildest dreams"), M. Night Shyamalan's The Village ("An exquisite story of simple beauty and scope"), Ben Affleck's The Sum of All Fears ("[O]ne of the best Spy films period"), or Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men's Chest ("Genius"), other movies which the Internet's easiest critic has gifted with similar bullshit acclaim? It can't possibly be worse! (We hope.)
Harry knows what CLOVERFIELD is!!! [Ain't It Cool News]
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