10 Cloverfield Lane Reviews

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March 25, 2016
10 Cloverfield Lane alternates moods seamlessly, ratcheting tension to the breaking point and then deflating it with black humor.
March 18, 2016
A wildly entertaining genre mash-up.
March 17, 2016
After a particularly dull Oscar season, this is a refreshing and extremely satisfying palette cleanser.
March 17, 2016
Don't give away the secret of this J.J. Abrams production, which begins as one sort of movie before turning into another sort of movie but manages to be continuously bad.
March 17, 2016
By the end, 10 Cloverfield Lane feels like a marketing plan posing as a movie.
March 15, 2016
A smart and tense chamber piece that builds suspense carefully.
March 14, 2016
Trachtenberg ... smothers the action in showy camera work and an overly insistent music score. But, as the mystery unravels, he reveals flashes of a giddily hyperbolic pop imagination.
March 11, 2016
Put this down, close this tab, go to your local multiplex and just buy a ticket. Even better if you haven't seen more than a teaser trailer. Do not pass go, do not collect $200, proceed directly to the theater.
Top Critic
March 11, 2016
Great publicity, dumb move. The title alone is a spoiler.
March 11, 2016
10 Cloverfield Lane does what it needs to do: make you sit and squirm and want very badly to know. It has the appeal of suspense radio plays from the '30s and '40s and even a touch of Orson Welles's most infamous Mercury Theater broadcast.
March 11, 2016
The horrors of that bunker far outweigh anything that could be waiting for them outside. Sometimes what is right in front of you is plenty terrifying enough.
March 11, 2016
10 Cloverfield Lane is rewardingly claustrophobic, keeping its focus tight on the characters and their cramped space while whatever disasters there are loom outside the bunker.
March 10, 2016
Winstead also makes a terrific heroine; her character is a problem-solver, not a freaker-outer, and it's a stressful sort of fun watching her devise one plan after another to get around Howard's creepy patriarchal rules.
March 10, 2016
Take away the disappointing, disjointed, and anti-climactic final act, and this is an effective white-knuckle psychological thriller.
March 10, 2016
It is designed to be fun, efficient and accessible and delivers precisely and exactly on that and nothing more.
March 10, 2016
Winstead gives a strong performance as a captive who never gives up her fight. Goodman strikes a fine balance between nurturing caregiver and frightening captor, even if, to the detriment of the story, his end game is never really made clear.
March 10, 2016
Trachtenberg ratchets up the tension with ease, and even small things are filled with a stomach-turning dread that keeps the film chugging along until its explosive last act.
March 10, 2016
This is a work of immense confidence, and the restraint Trachtenberg asks of his leads is remarkable -- Winstead and Goodman quietly excel in what could have easily been wild, loud caricatures.
March 10, 2016
The more you know about it, the less fun it will be.
March 10, 2016
Goodman's very good, taking care of job one, which is to keep us guessing Howard's intentions. And Winstead is even better, within the parameters of this genre mashup.
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