The Cloverfield Paradox Review: 6 Ups & 4 Downs

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4. There's Some Really Terrible Dialogue

The Cloverfield Paradox Daniel Bruhl
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Almost right out of the gate, it has to be said that the movie's script is, in a word, uneven. From the opening scene, much of the dialogue is blatantly expository, spelling out the state of the world at large and the characters in it without any subtlety whatsoever.

This unfortunately carries through the rest of the movie, as though there are certainly some solid dialogue exchanges, you may often find yourself wincing at just how on-the-nose the writing feels during crucial moments.

The screenplay ends up feeling like first draft material that clearly needed a few more passes before getting the greenlight.

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