Parents' Guide to

10 Cloverfield Lane

By Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Sci-fi thriller mixes violence, locked-room tension.

Movie PG-13 2016 103 minutes
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age 14+

Based on 16 parent reviews

age 15+

It's not a sequel

I've been putting off watching "The Cloverfield Paradox" because I wanted to watch these movies in order of release thinking "10 Cloverfield Lane" was going to be a sequel to "Cloverfield". If you're thinking the same as me, then don't. It's not until the very end that it has the slightest link to the first movie and there is no need to watch "Cloverfield" first if you don't want to because this movie is more a stand alone than a sequel. I'm guessing that this will be the same for "The Cloverfield Paradox" but don't hold me to that. This movie however is a really good movie and John Goodman played a really good and caring host to his guests during this time of despair. I thought it was going to be boring as hell watching three people in a bunker but the unexpected really made for a good movie. Highly recommended.
age 13+

love this

this movie is entertaining love soy!!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (16 ):
Kids say (39 ):

Designed to recall but not imitate Cloverfield (2008), this semi-sequel uses three fine actors and a clever script to craft a creepy sci-fi mystery that tingles the brain until the final moments. It feels like a compact movie that's dependent more on ideas than on effects; the strong performances help sell that. The climax, while exciting, also relies on a low-budget sensibility, finishing the job quickly and cleanly.

If the movie has a fault, it's that it seems to rely on pumped-up music and sound effects to create scares; every sudden noise can make you jump, and it's nerve-jangling. This kind of energy could have been put into expanding the building tension in the locked room, which might have made a better movie. But 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE is still spirited, prickly fun. It's quite a bit different from its predecessor but still worth seeing.

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