This post-apocalyptic thriller centres around one family.
Reptilian blind monsters hunt all living creatures using echolocation. As a result, the film is mainly silent communication is in sign language. It has a real atmosphere, stunning use of silence and wariness keeps you on your toes.
"[The] breathless opening reveals Krasinski’s sophisticated filmmaking approach, setting up the premise and showcasing the meticulous attention to detail that will turn his lean story into a masterclass of tension. While it is mostly devoid of dialogue, it is a film rich in subtle textural detail. From the sand-strewn paths on which the family carefully tread to their simple white-light/red-light warning system, the visual tapestry of their everyday life is a constant reminder of how they cope with their predicament." (Nikki Baughan,
A Quiet Place review: a masterly evocation of silent terror, BFI)
Also, horror author Stephen King praised the film in a tweet.
A QUIET PLACE is an extraordinary piece of work. Terrific acting, but the main thing is the SILENCE, and how it makes the camera's eye open wide in a way few movies manage.
It was an enormous box office hit far exceeding expectations. The story unfolds until at the end they find the creature's weakness. The film ends at this point.
Now it was a good yarn but I have a few issues maybe a tad pedantic but after the baby is born it is the quietest child I’ve ever come across. They also have unlimited electricity powering CCTV, lights inside and out, running screens, Ham Radio yet there is no sound of a generator nor a need for fuel but they still have to use candles.
That causes me problems. Apparently, women can also give birth without making a noise. Hm.
Anyway, that aside it’s a compelling watch and builds tension. The most terrifying scene takes place in a grain silo where one of the children is sucked into the corn as though in quicksand. Horrible!
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