10 Cloverfield Lane

10 Cloverfield Lane

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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, Violence & content that may disturb103 minsUSA
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Brilliant thriller in first half but ends as an incoherent and unforgivable mess.

Many movie lovers will leave this film with a dilemma swirling in their mind: can a poorly conceived and poorly directed ending be ignored while you hang on to the memory of the brilliant film that almost was? In cinema, the answer is usually no because we remember a film backwards via the way the story ended. The ending is also the key to how we read a...

2.0
0

The Less You Know The Better

Going into this blind is the secret. The name alone gives too much away. Enjoyable - Suspenseful film - Can not wait to see what direction the Cloverfield universe takes next.

4.0
0

Minor spoilers ahead...

Not only had I managed to avoid all spoilers, but I had also pretty much forgotten nearly everything I knew about the original Cloverfield (apart from the sneaking suspicion that I had actually enjoyed the antics of that film’s videotaping idiots more before the monster arrived. Yeah, Cloverfield wasn’t that great, was it…?). So all up I was pretty...

4.0
0

Boring actually

Only a few tense moments and found it a bit boring between them. John Goodman performed well but didn't find there was sufficient misdirection around to get you thinking along one track when the answer was something altogether. The ending was just so unbelievable to make it laughable.

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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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Total Film

Total Film

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As unnerving as it is surprising.

4.0
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Time Out

Time Out

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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."

3.0
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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

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.

4.0
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The Guardian

The Guardian

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

4.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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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

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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...

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

As unnerving as it is surprising.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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."

3.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

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.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

4.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

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

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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...

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

4.0
0

Brilliant thriller in first half but ends as an incoherent and unforgivable mess.

Many movie lovers will leave this film with a dilemma swirling in their mind: can a poorly conceived and poorly directed ending be ignored while you hang on to the memory of the brilliant film that almost was? In cinema, the answer is usually no because we remember a film backwards via the way the story ended. The ending is also the key to how we read a...

2.0
0

The Less You Know The Better

Going into this blind is the secret. The name alone gives too much away. Enjoyable - Suspenseful film - Can not wait to see what direction the Cloverfield universe takes next.

4.0
0

Minor spoilers ahead...

Not only had I managed to avoid all spoilers, but I had also pretty much forgotten nearly everything I knew about the original Cloverfield (apart from the sneaking suspicion that I had actually enjoyed the antics of that film’s videotaping idiots more before the monster arrived. Yeah, Cloverfield wasn’t that great, was it…?). So all up I was pretty...

4.0
0

Boring actually

Only a few tense moments and found it a bit boring between them. John Goodman performed well but didn't find there was sufficient misdirection around to get you thinking along one track when the answer was something altogether. The ending was just so unbelievable to make it laughable.

2.0
0