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A Quiet Place artfully plays on elemental fears with a ruthlessly intelligent creature feature that's as original as it is scary -- and establishes director John Krasinski as a rising talent. At a brisk 90 minutes, it's one of the most inventive and beautifully crafted and acted horror movies I've seen in a very long time, and I think the main reason for its power is the family crisis at its core. This is a movie about the sound of fear, but it gives us a great deal more to listen to.
But there are moments when the movie takes us firmly by the hand and escorts us down a darkened path, and they lead to one of the most profound of communal pleasures: A Quiet Place is a superb exercise in understated terror that puts to shame "horror" films that rely on jump scares and cheap theatrics. A Quiet Place is an undoubtedly taxing affair for the nerves; fortunately, it's also a deeply affecting one.
Her hearing aid is vital to the plot, and, indeed, the whole saga is shaped around its sound design. Plain and simple, this movie is scary as hell, one of the most sweaty-palmed suspensers in years. It may not be bracingly original, but Krasinski's film executes its simple one might say atavistic formula with a wonderful intensity and focus. This unique horror film offers an emotional resonance that makes it truly stand out.
As the year winds to a close, A Quiet Place has appeared on a number of end of the year lists, a testament to how effective the horror film remains. Krasinski and Blunt were cast in the lead roles in May America's Most Revolutionary Artist. English American Sign Language. Retrieved March 15,
Everyone gets a chance to shine here, but down to the wire, this is Blunt's movie as a mom-to-be in the midst of childbirth and trying to be quiet about it. Good Stuff all around and worth more than one viewing definitely.
This horror thriller comes with a fantastic, original premise you haven't quite seen like that before. Within that logic it is very consistent with its inner logic and makes great use of the exciting potential coming with it.
A very refreshing and special take on a genre that seemed to go in circles and finds a lot of fresh wind in recent years. Shortly after the film's release, Stephen King praised the film's accomplishments, recently elaborating in detail how effective the script was and how that led to such a successful film.
A Quiet Place does exactly that. The film takes place in a world which has been ravaged by monstrous creatures that attack and kill any being that makes a sound, forcing one family to adopt a life of silence in hopes of survival.
I needed her biggest weakness to be her superpower […] I love the idea of her not realising it until the end. The film plunges viewers straight into a bleak new reality on the 89th day of the post-apocalypse, skipping the actual invasion. There was no deciding, it just happened so fast that you either survived or you didn't.
It puts these people in a very tense place. Part of the silent storytelling in A Quiet Place comes from newspaper clippings — including a not-so-subtle headline on the New York Post , reading: For all the bleakness, the film ends on a moment of slight triumph — daughter Regan recognises that her hearing aids make the aliens vulnerable, and Evelyn blasts one in the head with a shotgun, cocking it once again as other creatures in the area flock towards the farm.
It turns out Emily Blunt was a big fan of that closing scene too, giving her on-screen and real-life husband an instant thumbs-up. When small horror movies do well, studios tend to immediately start branching out into sequels and spin-offs — and that could be the ultimate fate of A Quiet Place. Is there some other way to survive? A Quiet Place is out in UK cinemas now.