The story has only a marginal connection to its title, but it's beautifully stylized and genuinely impressive.
It’s not perfect. The characterization is truncated and the pacing is too frenetic at times. But it’s got more to offer than the initial consensus would lead you to believe.
I’m convinced that at least half of the negative criticism is due to people expecting 11 Cloverfield Lane.
What a compelling story. I can't recall a horror story ever set amidst the civilian perspective of a war torn country, but the effect (at least in this case) is profound. As a fright fest, it has all the appropriate tension and jumps, but it's also anchored by a poignant performance from Narges Rashidi as a wife and mother at the end of her rope, struggling with a world that is crumbling around her (along with most of her personal…