The suspense is worth the wait in thriller

NAIL-BITER: Winstead (left) and Goodman in fine acting form. Trachtenberg delivers a taut thriller in his debut film direction.


    Apr 07, 2016

    The suspense is worth the wait in thriller


    Thriller/104 minutes/Opens today

    Rating: 4/5

    IS IT a horror movie? A slasher flick?

    The best way to enjoy 10 Cloverfield Lane is to go in not knowing anything, and then let the rug get pulled out from under you.

    Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) regains consciousness following a car accident and finds herself in a bunker with two strangers, Howard (John Goodman) and Emmett (John Gallagher Jr). The men claim the world outside has become uninhabitable.

    How the rest of the story unfolds is a nail-biter. The cast is terrific, making the best out of the confined space. Goodman is a standout and equally impressive is Winstead, who carries the emotional weight of the film.

    This is director Dan Trachtenberg's film debut and he deftly delivers a taut thriller.