10 Cloverfield Lane Movie Review

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10 Cloverfield Lane is an intense, claustrophobic, psychological thriller, which has a small cast of no more than four people.  The story swings into gear when Michelle, who is leaving her ex-boyfriend, has an accident on a deserted stretch of highway.  Michelle soon wakes up chained to a bed in what seems like a basement.  Her captor, Howard, informs Michelle that he rescued her from her accident and brought her to his underground bunker because the world has ended.  Howard explained that he has her chained up because he does not want to risk her opening the bunker door and contaminating the bunker with dangerous air.  Inside the bunker with them is John, a man who helped build the bunker.  From this point forward, 10 Cloverfield Lane becomes a tense battle of wits, fear, boredom and intimidation as Michelle tries to determine if the world has really ended, or is she trapped in a doomsday bunker with a crazy man.

10 Cloverfield Lane is a very good movie, and despite some slow spots, it is very entertaining and will keep you on the edge of your seat.  Although it is a solid film, it is not imperative that you see it in the movie theater to have a better viewing experience. Watching the movie at home in the dark, will work just as good.

Grade: B


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