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10 Cloverfield Lane

  • Drama
  • Thriller
  • 2016
  • Dan Trachtenberg
  • 103 mins
  • 12A

Summary

Sci-fi thriller starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Goodman. A young woman has a car accident and wakes up to find herself in an underground bunker. Her rescuer, Howard, claims the United States is under attack and that it's unsafe to go outside as the air is contaminated. But is there more to his story than meets the eye?

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Effectively self-contained psychological horror bursts into full-blown science fiction in director Dan Trachtenberg's robust debut feature. A young woman (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) awakens after a violent car crash to find herself held captive in a doomsday shelter by a menacing survivalist (John Goodman) and his amiable bunker buddy (John Gallagher Jr), who claim the outside world has been devastated by a chemical attack - or worse. Should she believe them or is the deadly threat merely a ruse to keep her down below? If you've seen Cloverfield, the 2008 monster hit, you may have an inkling about what's going on, but that's not really the point: the film is as much a social allegory piece about differing responses to danger as it is an intense fantasy shocker. The involving scenario will certainly keep you guessing, as the excellent ensemble spars away, making the nasty twists and gory turns riveting to watch.

Credits

Cast

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MichelleMary Elizabeth Winstead
HowardJohn Goodman
EmmettJohn Gallagher Jr
BenBradley Cooper

Crew

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DirectorDan Trachtenberg

Details

Theatrical distributor
Paramount
Released on
2016-03-18
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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