The Quiet Reviews

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April 29, 2009
A hilariously bad and utterly ridiculous piece of melodrama touted as a thriller.
November 20, 2008
August 7, 2008
March 15, 2007
The fatalistic woe becomes an indie film mockery. It's truly adolescent.
March 1, 2007
Illustrate[s], once and for all, that it's possible for a film to be soooo slow and ponderous it can appear, at times, to come to a dead stop.
February 10, 2007
What on the surface initially seems like your typical bitchy blonde-versus-ostracized newcomer teensploit is merely this taut psychological thriller's point of departure for the exploration of a more sobering set of circumstances.
December 2, 2006
The film's producers would like us to keep this quiet... this is supposed to be a thriller, but the only time we were thrilled was when it was over.
October 9, 2006
Starts with an overwritten voice-over and ends with events so baffling as to seem satirical.
October 1, 2006
The Quiet is the kind of bad filmmaking that makes me lament that I blew a couple of hours of my life seeing it.
September 27, 2006
The next "American Beauty". The film expunges every inch of emotion from its actors shells - particularly marvellous newcomer Camilla Belle, last seen in the "When A Stranger Calls" remake, and former "24" cutie Elisha Cuthbert, whose never been better"
September 23, 2006
In retrospect, it is Belle who manages to acquit herself best with a role that never quite makes sense, but affords her some expressive, silent sequences. Surely she will find other film work and then quietly drop The Quiet from her biography.
September 16, 2006
Pretentious and pointless -- take a pass.
September 16, 2006
Yet more self-conscious schlock masquerading as a thoughtful effort, The Quiet thinks it out-Heathers all the Mean Girls but really just ends up whimpering in the dark.
September 16, 2006
An uneven satire/black comedy that lurches from serious drama to black comedy and back again.
September 16, 2006
Perhaps future generations of film scholars will embrace The Quiet as a B-movie that problematizes the oppressive gaze, but for now, it's a misfire.
September 16, 2006
One strength of The Quiet is that it does not deal exploitatively with the incest/sexual abuse issue in its quest to generate tension.
September 13, 2006
Babbit starts with loud caricature and lathers on a lecherous tone with a lesbian subtext.
September 10, 2006
At this advanced level of sophistication, one starts to wonder if Abdi Nazemian and Micah Schraft's screenplay was written entirely in capital letters. Or perhaps crayon?
September 5, 2006
The latest example of a creepy new subgenre, the Sundance exploitation film.
September 4, 2006
Perversely sordid, some of the creepy soft-core scenes cross the lurid line of bad taste.
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