A Quiet Place Reviews
The horror film starring actor-director John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, is so current, uncomplicated and all encompassing with its narrative templates that it’s impossible not to laud its slick form of genre activism
And, with its themes of family and fidelity, it’s so much more than just a chills and thrills flick. It’s about the very real fear parents have about bringing up kids in a world overrun, if not with alien monsters, with horrors beyond counting and somehow teaching them the skills, and sense of hope, they need to survive and prosper.
John Krasinski employs very few tricks in this simple story, except perhaps using children too often to turn up the horror.
John Krasinski’s ingenious horror film is destined for greatness. It’s also one of the best scary movies of the last decade. You will be haunted for days.
The film intensely relies on the senses for full immersion and it keeps the viewers petrified with it’s great visual style.
A word of advice – choose your viewing partner carefully as ‘A Quiet Place’ can only be appreciated in silence with the least amount of conversation during its runtime. Better still – watch this alone (and switch off your phones), then loudly proceed to rave about this essential horror film to everyone else!
Despite it's few aberrations, 'A Quiet Place' is a stand-out horror feature because it abstains from the typical jump-scares and hackneyed tropes that abound in genre fare.
A Quiet Place, directed by John Krasinski, is almost like a master class in the art of pacing a horror thriller. It is consistently eerie, ominous and offers a series of very tense situations that are anchored by characters we are deeply invested in. In many ways, this is a perfect movie to watch on the big screen and you should be heading to the theater instead of wasting your time reading this review.
Overall, the film, artistically mounted with horror tropes, despite its fascinating concept which feels fiercely original, risky and undeniably frightening, feels like a contrived film, especially towards the end.
At the centre of a film as disturbing as this is a tender portrayal of family, parenthood, loss and companionship, proving that there is, in fact, ample space and scope for meaningful horror, like last year’s Get Out. But with an apocalyptic premise, there are bound to be several loopholes, which stand out rather starkly.
Neither intellectually deep nor even logically sound (press any soft spot and the whole plot caves in), A Quiet Place feels at odds with a musical score that too often wants to tell us when to jump, and how high. Yet in its convincing portrayal of a situation where a rusty nail is as lethal as an unexploded bomb, and the few remaining inhabitants seem — much like the audience — more likely to die of stress than anything else, the movie rocks. You may go in jaded, but you’ll leave elated or I’ll eat my words.
Most of the film is silent, and the sound design accentuates every creak, whimper and breath. However, the melodramatic touches in the scenes depicting the relationship between the parents and the children prove to be jarring in an otherwise restrained and minimal narrative. Whenever an attempt is made to gaze deeper and uncover family secrets, the gaps in logic quickly become apparent.
Audience Reviews for A Quiet Place
John Krasinski's well-crafted ''A Quiet Place" has its elements set in 2020, when some hypersensitive-for-hearing creatures are terrorizing the world, and a family on an escape, a silent escape which it must be. Any sound can make them come, and kill.
This horror film has a post-apocalyptic nature, and it well-develops its monstrous elements: screeching, howling as well as indestructible creatures. And it also makes us develop this emotional connect with the Abbott family- and it has primarily to do with the film's writing, stranded with moments which will surely tug at your heartstrings, and Bryan Woods and John himself have written the film in a way that you never feel that the wordless film has any sort of lacking in effort. If anywhere it does, it complements those bits with extraordinary effortlessness. The cast, especially Krasinski, Millie Simmonds and Emily Blunt are exceptionally performative.
Let me warn you, the film may get indulgent at times. But if you want to see stunningly entertaining cinema which, without unrestrained thrills gives you staggering, sweeping chills, something which numbs your mind and gives you a new hope, ''A Quiet Place'' is certainly perfect. I'm going with 4 stars out of 5. You have seen nothing like this.
It's a wild concept, alright. A world where humans are hunted and ruthlessly killed by unknown blind creatures who seem to have ultra-sensitive ears and zero tolerance for sound. John Krasinski directs and acts in this emotional thriller that has been sugarcoated with a familial arc just to help it tug at your heart strings as you watch his character and his family of a wife and kids live their life while hiding from these creatures and working towards a future where everyone is wise. The lack of dialogues made A Quiet Place a splendid experience for me because like the creatures I hate noise. But the contrived drama - between Krasinski's character and his daughter - put me slightly off, which was later aggravated by the multiple holes in the plot. The biggest issue was the lack of insight - what are these creatures, where did they come from, and what exactly is their problem - because at one scene they seem to be tipped off even by the slightest noise and the next the characters are running with all their might (even though it's on sand). Non-heterogeneous sequences that make up A Quiet Place makes it an average watch, and a shorter one, thankfully. It could excite people who don't think while watching. Escapists will love this and rave about this. Rumor has it they still do it on Reddit. TN.
movie should start with ,how the creatures come and where from the creatures come!! and should show some of the neighbours scenes how they killed by creatures, and sholud be nareated by another half an hour , if it is shown in this movie it would be 10/10