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New 10 Cloverfield Lane movie got mostly positive reviews from top critics. Paramount Pictures released their sci-fi/thriller flick, “10 Cloverfield Lane,” into theaters today, March 11th, 2016, and all the reviews are in from the top movie critics, and it turns out that it sat well with most of them, getting an overall 76 score out of a possible 100 across 41 reviews at Metacritic.com.

The movie stars: John Gallagher Jr., John Goodman and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. We’ve added comments from a few of the critics, below.

Bill Zwecker over at the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a really great 100 score, saying: “This is a terrific movie that will keep audiences gripping their seats from start to finish, and a great deal of that is due to the magnificent acting jobs by Goodman, Winstead and co-star John Gallagher Jr.”

Jeannette Catsoulis over at The New York Times, gave it a 100 score as well, saying: “Sneakily tweaking our fears of terrorism, 10 Cloverfield Lane, though no more than a kissing cousin to its namesake, is smartly chilling and finally spectacular.”

Justin Chang from Variety, gave it a 90 grade. He said: “The tension is rooted in psychology rather than gimmickry, and evinces a command of craft that feels old-fashioned in the most refreshing possible sense.”

Peter Travers from Rolling Stone, gave it an 88 score. He stated: “10 Cloverfield Lane comes loaded with everything a psychological thriller needs to shatter your nerves — and then kicks it up a notch.”

Ethan Sacks from the New York Daily News, gave it an 80 score, stating: “Tractenberg, evidently a fan of lingering close-ups, lets the audience marinate in a claustrophobic vibe.”

Justin Lowe over at The Hollywood Reporter, gave it an 80 grade, saying: “The final third shifts into high-adrenaline action mode with some thrilling set pieces as Michelle faces unexpected new threats, making the paradoxical conclusion satisfying on multiple levels as it delivers on the thriller setup while introducing surprising new developments.”

Sara Stewart from the New York Post, gave it a 75 grade. She said: “A real nail-biter of a monster movie. The question is: Who’s the monster?”

Brian Truitt from USA Today, gave it a 75, saying: “A well-crafted affair by debuting director Dan Trachtenberg that mixes elements of an intimate stage play with the white-knuckled tension of a cracking good Twilight Zone episode.”

Michael Phillips over at the Chicago Tribune, gave it a 75 grade, saying: “It’s best to approach this crafty, intriguing offshoot as its own thing. And this time you actually notice the people.”

Michael O’Sullivan from the Washington Post, gave it a 75 grade, claiming: “The filmmaking, by first-time feature director Dan Trachtenberg, is suitably claustrophobic and suspenseful, working up to a level of stress that may be unhealthy for anyone with a weak heart.”

Brian Tallerico from RogerEbert.com, gave it a 75 score. He stated: “A tight, tense thriller carried by excellent performances from John Goodman and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.”

Mick Lasalle over at the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a 75 as well. He said: “At one point, this movie had me so on edge that I had a fleeting impulse to run out of the theater. It might be weird to say that and mean it as a compliment, but good thrillers work that way sometimes.”

Chris Nashawaty from Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 75 score, saying: “For a rookie director, Trachtenberg appears to be a real craftsman, even if what he’s crafting doesn’t add up to as much as you hope it will.”

Mark Olsen from the Los Angeles Times, gave it a 70 grade. He said: “It is designed to be fun, efficient and accessible and delivers precisely and exactly on that and nothing more.”

Alonso Duralde over at TheWrap, gave it a 70 score, saying: “Even if this material might have been better served as a 40-minute short than as a full-length movie, first-time feature director Dan Trachtenberg has cast a trio of actors at the top of their game, and they elevate the material.” Stay tuned.

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