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Christopher R. Smith's rating of the film Cloverfield

It spends way too much time setting up the personal relationships of a pretty annoying cast - including an unconvincing romantic subplot that stretches throughout, but once the destruction gets started, the fun begins. An original concept with some dazzling special effects, for shear monster movie blockbuster spectacle, this one delivers. It's flaws are clear, but it's enough explosive fun to be worth it.