After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter by a man who claims that the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.

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Dan Trachtenberg

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Josh Campbell (screenplay by), Matthew Stuecken (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
John Goodman ... Howard
Mary Elizabeth Winstead ... Michelle
John Gallagher Jr. ... Emmett
Douglas M. Griffin ... Driver
Suzanne Cryer ... Woman
Bradley Cooper ... Ben (voice)
Sumalee Montano ... Voice on Radio (voice)
Frank Mottek ... Radio Broadcaster (voice)
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Storyline

After getting in a car accident, Michelle awakens to find herself in a mysterious bunker with two men named Howard and Emmett. Howard offers her a pair of crutches to help her remain mobile with her leg injury sustained from the car crash and tells her to "get good on those" before leaving the bunker. She has been given the information that there has been an alien attack and the outside world is poisoned. However, Howard and Emmett's intentions soon become questionable and Michelle is faced with a question: Is it better in here or out there? Written by Paramount Pictures

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material including frightening sequences of threat with some violence, and brief language | See all certifications »

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Michelle's network carrier on her phone is "BRT". This is a shortened version of J.J. Abrams' production company, "Bad Robot". See more »

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When running from Howard before escaping the bunker, in the burning room Michelle places the "hazmat suit" on the table in order to move the table. Suddenly when Michelle pushes the table to reach the vent the hazmat suit is not on the table anymore but once again in her right hand. See more »

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[first lines]
Ben: [on phone] Michelle, please don't hang up. Just talk to me, okay? I can't believe you just left.
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I Think We're Alone Now
Written by Ritchie Cordell
Performed by Tommy James & Tommy James & The Shondells
Courtesy of Rhino Entertainment Company
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Much better than the 2008 "Cloverfield" movie, this is about a gripping & intense story and raw tension rather than special effects and crushing things.
10 March 2016 | by jigsaw-91See all my reviews

If this is going to be an anthology or if this is going to be followed by that rumored third installment that has been recently spoiled by J.J. Abrahms, I can say that nobody doubts about the secretly marketed "10 Cloverfield Lane" is a great movie on its own. And a movie that if it were spoiled by someone here or at any review would be cruel.

Since the start it reveals to be a movie that doesn't hide an ace, but a hundred.

The pace can be a little slow at the first half only to add more and more tension, hooking the audience and introducing them into the movie like they were one of the people inside that bunker.

John Goodman will be a real trend the future days thanking its superb performance. He's so twisty, complex developed character. He and Mary Elisabeth Winstead make the movie shine alongside the story.

The story is so little, then so game-changer, with twists and turns that are smart rather than empty. It's one of that makes you guess all the time.

The ending is more of a bang than a whimper. Even when it succumbs to the action and polemic moves, it will leave you on a grim and high note, pestering for another outing if it's any good like this.

If the "Cloverfield" that started it all was about speaking without breath and CGI scares, this "10 Cloverfield Lane" is about deeper intentions, deeper tension and personal stuff that is scarier than a giant monster. While the connection to that movie is not so remarkable until the finale, this installment is so brilliant on its own, so well marketed (without ruining any twist) and so well ended that will surely please any viewer who were looking for a damn good movie. This is a scary movie like the classic ones. Don't miss it.


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Language:

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Release Date:

11 March 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Valencia See more »

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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,727,437, 13 March 2016

Gross USA:

$72,082,998

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$110,216,998
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