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.
|Rating:||PG-13 (for intense sequences of violence and terror, sexual content, thematic material, language, and smoking throughout)|
|Directed By:||John Pogue|
|Written By:||John Pogue, Oren Moverman, Craig Rosenberg, Sam Claflin|
|In Theaters:||Apr 25, 2014 Wide|
|On DVD:||Aug 19, 2014|
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Critic Reviews for The Quiet Ones
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.
Unfortunately, it's all very familiar and somewhat tediously played out.
"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.
Audience Reviews for The Quiet Ones
A somewhat confusing but uninteresting horror! That doesn't scare nor thrill !
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.
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