10 Cloverfield lane creates an extraordinary suspenseful atmosphere that builds up to a conclusion that, while not as good as the rest of the movie, it is enough to make this thriller quite an achievement. If you are craving suspense and are on the lookout for a film that will have you at the edge of your seat, this is the movie for you.
I have said this before with Room, but I need to say it again; it is simply unbelievable how a movie in such a confined set can be this good. It is needless to say this is achieved thanks to the amazing performances by mainly, John Goodman and of course, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Gallagher. John Goodman manages to make us believe he is a good guy.. with just a little bit of crazy. But when you least expect it, he turns into a whole different person. It is the perfect portrayal of that psychological scary kind of crazy, and it couldn’t have been done better.
The story itself is impressive, as is the screenplay and cinematography. Director Dan Trachtenberg truly used what he had to work with to its fullest potential and built up the story to an overwhelming ending. With great shots, nerve wrecking scenes, and an added claustrophobic feel to it, the movie does not feel slow even though there is not a lot going on (I barely realized that).
10 Cloverfield Lane is the definition of a suspenseful psychological thriller. The amazing plot builds up to an open-ended conclusion that obviously calls for a sequel. But most importantly, while this film will leave you with that horrible feeling of a thousand unanswered questions, you will leave the theater with that beautiful feeling of a good story. You will crave for more.
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