Cloverfield parents guide


Overall C-

New York City falls prey (once again) to an attack by an enormous monster. This time, the tale of destruction is documented by a group of partygoers who happen to capture the earth-shaking events with their video camera.

Release date January 17, 2008

Violence B-
Sexual Content B-
Profanity C-
Substance Use C+

Why is Cloverfield rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Cloverfield PG-13 for violence, terror and disturbing images

Run Time: 85 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Cloverfield rated PG-13? Cloverfield is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for violence, terror and disturbing images

Once again New York City is under attack by an alien monster that knocks down buildings, crushes cars and spawns spider-like creatures that eat the local citizens. The gore, including bleeding wounds, gruesome attacks and blood-splattered walls in a triage unit, is made worse by the handheld camera shots that produce their own kind of nausea. Collapsing buildings and bridges result in numerous implied deaths. Fighter jets repeatedly bomb the city. Personal injuries involve a woman impaled by a metal bar, a helicopter crash and characters bitten by aliens. Frequent profanities, brief discussions of sexual activity, a scene that implies an unmarried couple are sleeping together and comments about burning homeless people are also contained in the script.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Frightening Scenes.
Alberta 14A Frightening Scenes
Manitoba 14A Frightening Scenes.Frightening Scenes, Gory Scenes.-----
Ontario PG Frightening Scenes, Violence, Gory Scenes.
Quebec 13+
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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News About "Cloverfield"

Cast and Crew

Cloverfield is directed by and stars Michael Stahl-David, Mike Vogel, Odette Yustman, Lizzy Caplan.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Cloverfield movie is April 21, 2008. Here are some details…

DVD Release Date: 22 April 2008

Hold onto your video cameras because the monsters of Cloverfield are unleashing on the home video market! The DVD release comes with director Matt Reeves’ audio commentary, additional scenes and featurettes (The Making of Cloverfield, Visual Effects, Clover Fun and I Saw It! It’s Alive! It’s Huge!). As well, there are interactive menus and 11 Easter Eggs. Audio tracks are available in 5.1 Surround Dolby Digital (English, French and Spanish), with subtitled in English, French and Spanish.

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A climatologist must rescue his son after New York is suddenly swallowed by an advancing ice age in The Day After Tomorrow. Other monsters to leave their footprints on New York City include King Kong and Godzilla. Michael Stahl-David also has a role in the film Uncle Nino, the story of a dysfunctional family who is helped by the arrival of their estranged Italian uncle.