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The Quiet Reviews

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September 1, 2006
An occasionally compelling, dark and sometimes darkly funny movie draws us in but doesn't really pay off. And any teenager knows what that describes -- a tease.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
September 1, 2006
... a lamentable waste of genuine talent, an example of how a weak link spoils a collaborative effort
Read More | Original Score: 78/100
August 24, 2006
Thematically the movie never reaches beyond the ready-for-prime-time mentality that specializes in psychological shorthand.
September 2, 2006
The Quiet fails to realize its ambition of melding the satirical levity of a teen high-school comedy with serious, issue-oriented drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 31, 2006
Babbit overplays her hand, heavily hinting at every mystery, and by the midpoint the film is just a long dive into the inevitable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 1, 2006
It's a complete fraud that never feels the least bit authentic in its efforts to titillate and shock.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 24, 2006
what should have been heavily emotional material careens instead quite quickly into high camp
| Original Score: 1.5/5
August 25, 2006
Neither ambitious enough to take seriously nor sleazy enough to enjoy, The Quiet flirts with the trappings of exploitation cinema without going all the way.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
November 20, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 31, 2006
The film could have been re-jiggered as a psychotic after-school special, straightforward, without all the so-called twists that seem to be a requirement of thrillers today.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 28, 2006
[Babbit] basically waltzes through this mundane material without so much a titillating revelation that feels grounded in substantial decadence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 29, 2009
A hilariously bad and utterly ridiculous piece of melodrama touted as a thriller.
September 16, 2006
An uneven satire/black comedy that lurches from serious drama to black comedy and back again.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 31, 2006
I do not say this quietly: Save your money.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 31, 2006
Speaks queasy volumes about the refracted manner in which the sexualization of female adolescents is viewed as a form of perverse entertainment.
August 31, 2006
... lost in the twilight between Gothic social drama and lurid exploitation.
Full Review | Original Score: D
September 3, 2006
Good grief.
Full Review | Original Score: D
September 3, 2006
[Cuthbert] picked a poor film to get behind as star and producer: it mistakes luridness for tragedy and monotony for sophistication.
September 4, 2006
Perversely sordid, some of the creepy soft-core scenes cross the lurid line of bad taste.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
September 16, 2006
Pretentious and pointless -- take a pass.
| Original Score: 1/4
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