10 Cloverfield Lane

10 Cloverfield Lane

10 Cloverfield Lane

Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman and John Gallagher Jr. (TV's Newsroom) lead this follow-up to Cloverfield. No longer in found-footage, this "blood relative" to the 2008 sci-fi thriller is set in a bomb shelter. Co-written by the creator of Whiplash and directed by Dan Trachtenberg, known for his impressive fan-film Portal: No Escape.

2016Rating: M, Sustained threat, violence and coarse language103 minsUSA
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10 Cloverfield Lane / Reviews

Flicks, Tony Stamp

Flicks, Tony Stamp

10 Cloverfield Lane feels much shorter than its 2 hour run time, thanks to first-time director Dan Trachtenberg’s economic storytelling, and a cracking script co-written by Whiplash writer-director Damien Chazelle (originally set to direct, until Whiplash was greenlit). There’s a real Twilight Zone vibe to it, and if Abrams and co intend this as part two in an ongoing series, we should hope we don’t have to wait another eight years for the next one.

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Variety

Variety

The tension is rooted in psychology rather than gimmickry, and evinces a command of craft that feels old-fashioned in the most refreshing possible sense.

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Time Out

Time Out

the determined Winstead, the complexly furious Goodman and Tony-winner John Gallagher Jr. have it out in scenes that impart the nauseating futility of George Romero’s mall-ensconced "Dawn of the Dead."

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

Most of the film takes place in this vacuum-packed, Sartrean hell of other people, which Trachtenberg, his cast, writers and crew evoke with chest-tightening efficiency.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

All three actors are tremendous, and director Dan Trachtenberg, making his feature debut, must be commended for keeping things tightly focused.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Comes loaded with everything a psychological thriller needs to shatter your nerves — and then kicks it up a notch.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Making an impactful feature debut, Trachtenberg eschews the well-worn found-footage technique in favor of a suspenseful style that’s more consistent with the tense character dynamics...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A thriller that winds you tighter and tighter before its secrets come tumbling out in a cathartic finale.

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