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A Quiet Place (2018)

Review by CJ

Director:
John Krasinski

Starring:
Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe

Running time:
90 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
10 Cloverfield Lane, Hush, It Follows

 

A married couple and their three children must survive in a world invaded by creatures with enhanced hearing. If they hear you, they hunt you.

A Quiet Place is an atmospheric thriller with science fiction elements that come together much better than I would have expected. 

The use of sound and music in A Quiet Place is very effective and more than makes up for the lack of dialogue. The way the music and sounds manage to set the mood and build tension is greatly enhanced by the odd occasion when the characters or environments do make sounds.

The cinematography and direction in A Quiet Place also go a long way towards building an aesthetically impressive thriller. The ambiance and atmosphere brought to the screen is effective in building the tension further.

Blunt and Krasinski both deliver great performances using primarily their body language and facial expressions to convey a wide range of emotions.

A Quiet Place is a well-made thriller with an interesting plot despite some predictable elements. I would recommend the film to fans atmospheric horror and thrillers who don’t mind sitting on the edge of their seat at times.

Rating:

“Who are we if we can’t protect them? We have to protect them.”

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