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A Quiet Place Reviews

April 18, 2018
At a brisk 90 minutes, it's one of the most inventive and beautifully crafted and acted horror movies I've seen in a very long time, and I think the main reason for its power is the family crisis at its core.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
April 11, 2018
This is a movie about the sound of fear, but it gives us a great deal more to listen to.
Top Critic
April 9, 2018
But there are moments when the movie takes us firmly by the hand and escorts us down a darkened path, and they lead to one of the most profound of communal pleasures: the sound of a movie audience screaming as one.
April 8, 2018
A Quiet Place is a superb exercise in understated terror that puts to shame "horror" films that rely on jump scares and cheap theatrics.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 7, 2018
A Quiet Place is an undoubtedly taxing affair for the nerves; fortunately, it's also a deeply affecting one.
April 6, 2018
Simmonds, who is herself deaf, & who starred in Wonderstruck, last year, makes a greater impact still as the indomitable Regan, with her secretive smile. Her hearing aid is vital to the plot, and, indeed, the whole saga is shaped around its sound design.
April 6, 2018
You're so tense you're almost nauseous, but it's fun - that's the place this smart new thriller will put you in.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 6, 2018
"A Quiet Place" is a bold experiment in fear with a triumphant payoff. It will chill you to the bone, and the quieter it gets, the more noise it makes.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
April 6, 2018
Like Aliens retooled as a militant librarian's fantasy, John Krasinski's relentless shocker thrives on a nifty premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 5, 2018
This is the kind of film that delivers on about 75 percent of its promise and has you looking forward to the time when the director hits something all the way out of the park.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 5, 2018
It may not make the masterpiece cut, but this taut horror thriller is enormously entertaining, because it's organized around a terrific idea-the necessity of absolute silence.
Top Critic
April 5, 2018
Krasinski lands on a loud-quiet-loud formula akin to '90s alternative rock: When the chorus kicks in, the jump-scares really pop.
April 5, 2018
It makes you want to believe in it, and that's no small achievement. It will also make you and your fellow moviegoers shut right up, which is even more impressive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 5, 2018
I can't recall the last time I found myself caring as intently for the characters in a horror picture as I did for the family in "A Quiet Place"...
April 5, 2018
"A Quiet Place" is a jalapeņo popper of a movie - fast, filling and punchy - and a likable throwback to the films of M. Night Shyamalan. The good ones, anyway.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 5, 2018
Krasinski's film is also as much or more about a family in crisis, making it a powerful ride that never forgets its B-movie roots (that's a good thing).
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 5, 2018
A creeping, increasingly queasy sense of dread pervades "A Quiet Place," John Krasinski's nervy thriller that marks a notable addition to the recent spate of smart, timely genre pictures.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 5, 2018
Working from a script he wrote with Bryan Woods and Scott Beck, director Krasinski exhibits a sure sense of what will hold the audience, moment to moment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 5, 2018
Krasinski has made one of the most poetic horror movies of recent years. Its sound design alone is glorious, locating the infinite gradations in that thing we so casually call silence.
April 5, 2018
If you're looking for a film that will keep you thrillingly off-balance, this is the place.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 5, 2018
Forget "Get out!" and "Don't go in there!" Creepy new fright fest A Quiet Place amps its fear with a simple "Shhh."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 5, 2018
Director-star Krasinski creates a new horror classic about a family that can only stay alive if no one makes a sound. Emily Blunt delivers a tour de force of silent emotion as approaching monsters fry your nerves to a frazzle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 4, 2018
Despite a somewhat too tidy ending, it's a terrific movie, beautifully made and carried along by strong performances and skillful storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 4, 2018
A Quiet Place is brief, taut and often quite terrifying.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 4, 2018
The central concept isn't terribly original, but Krasinski's treatment of it is unadorned and fresh. The movie grabs you at the start and never lets go.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 4, 2018
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.
April 4, 2018
The collective, dread-inducing moan I heard from the audience around me at that reveal is surely what horror filmmakers live for more than the shock and gore. (Because it's real suspense; like Hitchcock's ticking bomb under the table, we know it's there.)
April 4, 2018
See enough scary movies and you start to anticipate when to cover your eyes. What makes A Quiet Place such a terrifying entry in the genre is that you need to know when to cover your ears.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 3, 2018
It is smart, it moves fast, it has a hugely satisfying ending -- and it deserves to attract a much broader audience than the usual horror film devotees.
April 3, 2018
Krasinski directs himself well, as the solid, protective fatherly presence. But he wisely throws most of the movie to Emily Blunt, who turns out to be a strong silent film actress.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
April 3, 2018
At just 90 minutes, A Quiet Place is brisk, but it's also patient; this is one of those monster movies that builds tension from the absence of the monster...
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 3, 2018
A Quiet Place is completely gripping, and in a film fully reliant on facial communication, exquisitely acted by those amazing kids, and by Krasinski and Blunt, who've never been better.
April 3, 2018
"A Quiet Place" is the one film where, if you are surrounded by popcorn-crunching, cellophane rattling and cell-phone-chatting neighbors, you will wish these monsters were real.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 3, 2018
Krasinski gets terrific performances from everyone: It's a convincing family. Which is nice, in a way, despite the ghastliness of the situation.
April 3, 2018
This may be a sci-fi fantasy about giant man-eating bugs, but it's grounded in human facts and folly. Little here is safe. Nothing is predictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 29, 2018
When A Quiet Place has one finger on the panic button and the other on mute, it's a nervy, terrifying thrill.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 10, 2018
A tight thrill ride-the kind of movie that quickens the heart rate and plays with the expectations of the audience, while never treating them like idiots. In other words, it's a really good horror movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 10, 2018
Sometimes, getting on the clever/whatever wavelength of a horror film and just rolling with can be a part of the fun. "A Quiet Place" is that kind of movie.
March 10, 2018
Directed with first-rate visual flair by John Krasinski (who knew?), this riveting near-silent thriller exudes the despair of a broken world with the concision of a Cormac McCarthy novel folded into a simplistic B-movie premise.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 10, 2018
Even moviegoers who don't accept the metaphor are going to have the pants scared off them.