What are other critics saying about The Cloverfield Paradox? Kicking the sequel down to a surprising 17% on Rotten Tomatoes, here are what other critics have to say.
"Following the usual Abrams visual strategy, meanwhile, most of the actors’ close-ups in director Onah’s picture are really, really tight-upper-lip-to-eyebrow tight. In other words, they’re perfect for casual, half-committed consumption on an iPhone." - Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"The fastest turnaround from must-see event to disappointing dud in history." - Adam Graham, Detroit News
"It’s hard to fight the sense throughout The Cloverfield Paradox that this film should probably have been a comedy." - Tasha Robinson, The Verge
"Are they going to tie this story into the “Cloverfield” timeline? That questions hangs in the air until the very last scene, a parting shot that feels like a direct slap in the face to anyone who’s been suckered into caring about this grand experiment in franchise storytelling. The only thing more insulting than watching this moment on your laptop would be sitting through it in a theater." - David Ehrlich, Indiewire
"As a theatrical movie, it would have been a nonevent; as a Netflix event it is, to coin a phrase, fake news" - Glenn Kenny, The New York Times
A few people... liked it.
"If you’re looking for a tight and engaging genre movie with a radical Black female lead, this film succeeds on almost every level." - Rosie Knight, Nerdist
"It's not a completely bad movie, and I was appropriately scared during the scary scenes and creeped out by the creepy scenes." - Ben Kuchera, Polygon