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The Quiet Ones (2014)



Critic Consensus: While it definitely sports a few palpable scares, The Quiet Ones finds Hammer Films trading too heavily on past glories.

Movie Info

From the producer who brought you The Woman In Black and Let Me In comes the unnerving tale of The Quiet Ones. Tucked away in an estate outside of London, Professor Coupland along with a team of university students conduct an "experiment" on Jane Harper, a young girl who harbors unspeakable secrets. What dark forces they uncover are more terrifying than any of them expected. Inspired by true events, the film stars Jared Harris (Mad Men and Sherlock Homes: A Game of Shadows), Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel), and is directed by John Pogue from a screenplay by Craig Rosenberg and Oren Moverman and John Pogue, and based on a screenplay by Tom de Ville. (c) Lionsgatemore
Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of violence and terror, sexual content, thematic material, language, and smoking throughout)
Genre: Horror
Directed By:
Written By: John Pogue, Oren Moverman, Craig Rosenberg, Sam Claflin
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 19, 2014
Lionsgate/Summit - Official Site


Jared Harris
as Professor Joseph Cou...
Sam Claflin
as Brian McNeil
Erin Richards
as Krissi Dalton
Rory Fleck-Byrne
as Harry Abrams
Olivia Cooke
as Jane Harper
Aldo Maland
as David Q
Max Pirkis
as David Q (Older)
Tracy Ray
as David Q's Mother
Eileen Nicholas
as Angry Neighbor
Rebecca Scott
as Student #1
Ben Holden
as Doctor
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Critic Reviews for The Quiet Ones

All Critics (71) | Top Critics (15)

"The Quiet Ones" simply has nothing to say.

Full Review… | May 1, 2014
Boston Globe
Top Critic

The Quiet Ones is a pretty ironic title for a horror film whose primary scare tactic is to periodically crank up the volume, sending the needle to the red with a sudden spike in the decibel levels.

Full Review… | May 1, 2014
AV Club
Top Critic

Unfortunately, it's all very familiar and somewhat tediously played out.

Full Review… | April 28, 2014
Village Voice
Top Critic

"The Quiet Ones" is elegant genre work, and Harris' performance is delightful - over the top, but delightful - his annunciation alone worth the price of admission.

Full Review… | April 16, 2016

Well-shot, well-acted and, well, kinda boring.

Full Review… | August 23, 2015

We get the prerequisite booga-booga, often visualized incoherently via grainy footage.

Full Review… | July 14, 2015

Audience Reviews for The Quiet Ones



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A somewhat confusing but uninteresting horror! That doesn't scare nor thrill !

Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

The Quiet Ones is one of those underrated horror films that quietly finds its way into a horror fans DVD player. Although, nothing excellent, the film is surprisingly atmospheric, which is key to creating effective tension. I found this one to be a very well acted film with a good story, and it's quite terrifying at times due to the fact that it steadily builds up the tension throughout the film to really make things unnerving. If you're a diehard genre fan, you'll surely enjoy it, and like I said, it's an underrated affair, one that doesn't deserve all the flack it has received, as there are some good things going on-screen. Here. The Quiet Ones isn't the most terrifying horror film this year, but it nonetheless delivers some good chills throughout to make it at least a worthwhile viewing experience for fans that enjoy these types of movies. The film has a found footage vibe, and it's interesting what the director tries to do with the idea, and it's a really unique twist. Overall, the film has plenty of strengths to make this a solid recommendation to viewers looking for a well acted, chilling piece of work. I agree that there could have been some improvements, but the film as it is, is not bad. There have been far worse movies in the genre lately, and The Quiet Ones is a film that better than what most critics have said about it. Hammer films have made another good little film here, and there are enough effective moments to grab your attention for a tense hour and a half. The Quiet Ones is a good movie, but one that never realizes its potential and it had so much to deliver. However as it is, this is a pleasant treat for genre fans, and like I said, is underrated.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

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