So, is it psychological horror or an extraterrestrial menace? This is the central question of 10 Cloverfield Lane, a claustrophobic suspense film that could almost be a three-person play.
10 Cloverfield Lane has a simple and effective setup, as the three characters are forced together in a waiting game whose rules seem to keep changing. The cast is good, especially John Goodman, and there's plenty of suspense generated by their "what if?" situation. The resolution isn't quite as interesting as what happens beforehand, but 10 Cloverfield Lane is interesting and entertaining.
Overall grade: B+
Reviewed by James Lynch