The Quiet Earth (1985)
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Critic Reviews for The Quiet Earth
For those of you who can handle the cerebral drama that marks some of the best sci-fi, The Quiet Earth is for you.
For such a low-budget film, it is beautifully photographed and contains some inspired, yet deceptively simple visual effects.
It unfolds like a particularly cool episode of The Twilight Zone and it keeps the apocalypse interesting up to and including the deliciously ambiguous finale.
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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