A Quiet Place Reviews

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March 5, 2020
A familiar premise is redeemed by a nifty gimmick in this suspenseful horror thriller.
March 4, 2019
John Krasinski the writer, director, and star, has really found an interesting way to get at the problems around how to handle not having sound in a film.
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.
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
You'll root for the Abbotts till your cheeks are sodden. All hail a blockbuster that's ultra-sound. And pray that it blows the competition away.
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.
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.
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.
April 6, 2018
Like Aliens retooled as a militant librarian's fantasy, John Krasinski's relentless shocker thrives on a nifty premise.
April 5, 2018
You'll need a lie-down after this one.
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.
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.
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 jalapeño popper of a movie - fast, filling and punchy - and a likable throwback to the films of M. Night Shyamalan. The good ones, anyway.
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).
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