The Quiet Earth (1985)
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Critic Reviews for The Quiet Earth
It has the usual huggermugger about tremors and grids and the sun acting peculiarly, plenty of computer screens and significant beeps...
Lawrence is compelling, and as a balding, middle-aged man is a refreshing lead for a movie that, if made in Hollywood now, would star Will Smith, Tom Cruise, or whoever the hot, young, brooding leading man of the hour happens to be.
Murphy ensures that the film is laced with a very singular brand of Kiwi humour.
One could never repeat an effort like The Quiet Earth; it stands alone in a universe that seems to be itself completely an original.
Audience Reviews for The Quiet Earth
A remake of 1959's The World The Flesh And The Devil, but set in New Zealand. The opening is good (one man facing the possibility of being the last man on earth), but the essential dramatic qualifying dilemma (2 guys at the end of the world ... and only one woman - it's movie gold!) is inexplicably downplayed which very nearly guts the thing. Still, some interesting moments, though it's better to see the original.
Surprisingly engaging and philosophical. One of science fiction's hidden gems.
This is one of those post-apocalypse movies. It's kind of slow, but atmospheric and weird, in a good way. I really enjoyed it.
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