It would be difficult to do an in-depth review of 10 Cloverfield Lane without major spoilers so I’m just going to do a spoiler free mini review.
10 Cloverfield Lane poses a simple question to the audience: Would you rather be trapped in a safe underground bunker with a SUPER CREEPERS John Goodman or do you think he’s lying and risk it on the surface world after a possible nuclear/chemical attack with deadly fallout and maybe zombies or aliens…? If any part of that question intrigues you, I definitely recommend this move!
The movie only has a passing connection with the 2008 big monster epic, Cloverfield. In the same way any two Twilight Zone episodes have a passing connection. If you are put off by the found-footage genre or the shaky camera work from Cloverfield, don’t fret, neither of those elements are in 10 Cloverfield Lane.
To wrap up, I feel the last 7 or so minutes of the movie could have been cut as they were totally superfluous (I’d be more descriptive but I’d spoil the movie if I was) and the last 20-30 seconds had me rolling my eyes. Regardless, I really enjoyed 10 Cloverfield Lane and give it 7 out of 9 plot-twists!