“10 Cloverfield Lane” (Paramount)

John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Gallagher Jr. star in a scene from the movie "10 Cloverfield Lane." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Paramount Pictures)

By Catholic News Service

Audacious, witty, intelligent and skillfully made, this bracing combination of suspense and science fiction from director Dan Trachtenberg is also refreshingly free of vulgarity.

Held captive in an underground bunker by a paranoid and possibly murderous survivalist (John Goodman) who insists he saved her from an apocalyptic event in the wider world, a lone traveler (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) must decide between the claustrophobic evil currently confronting her and the unidentified dangers that may be lurking outside.

Probably acceptable for mature teens. Some bloody physical violence, including a shooting death, an intense atmosphere, a single use of rough language.

The Catholic News Service classification is A-III — adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 — parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

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