A serendipitously squirrelly spinoff of 2008’s Lady Liberty lopping invasion flick, 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE is a tension-fueled joy ride through Bonkersville! It’s a masterfully mysterious sci-fi survivalist psychological thriller that sucks you in with subtlety, compels you with crazy and rocks you with a simplistically riveting tale of three souls grappling with the confinement of the unknown. Don’t be fooled, this is no horror-movie-of-the-month monster mash – it’s a confidently claustrophobic character piece with a myriad of graciously earned thrills and chills. …and along with its keep-you-on-your-toes mentality; it’s possessed by a sharp-witted and uncomfortably humorous script, winningly calculated direction (from a first time director no less) and three perfectly presented performances lead by an award-worthy John Goodman. Oddly, it’s one of the most effectively loudest quite movies I’ve ever seen. Potently deliberate and viciously charming – the title may clearly state ‘10’, but this gnarly, multi-genred piece of audience-pleasing cinema goes to eleven.
Starring: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr. and John Goodman
Directed by: Dan Trachtenberg
Running time: 1hr. 45min.
Story: A young woman wakes up after a terrible accident to find that she's locked in a cellar with a doomsday prepper, who insists that he saved her life and that the world outside is uninhabitable following an apocalyptic catastrophe. Uncertain what to believe, the woman soon determines that she must escape at any cost.
Watch the Trailer: www.10cloverfieldlane.com