10 Cloverfield Lane
2016
After being knocked out in an auto accident, a young woman awakens in a cellar with a stranger, who tells her that he's saved her from a chemical attack that has devastated the outside world. Unsure what to believe, she decides that she must escape.

Scott Hardie: “It was ok.”

Maybe the trailer did it for me, spoiling 80% of the movie. Maybe it's because stories like this always seem to follow the same beats. For whatever reason, I just didn't feel much tension in this little three-role thriller, and tension is really all that it should have going for it. The actors are good; the music and set design are great. The movie would work better without any connection to Cloverfield, partly because of the expectations that it creates about the ending (how much more tense this would be if the title didn't make us anticipate alien monsters lurking outside!), and partly because Cloverfield was a smart deconstruction of its horror genre, while this film is not.

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