The Quiet Reviews

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September 2, 2006
The Quiet, however much it may hold you through most of the story, will leave you at the end stunned by the realization: you have just wasted 96 precious minutes of your presumably not unlimited lifespan.
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.
September 1, 2006
Rather than an indictment of depravity, the movie quickly becomes a particularly cynical example of it.
September 1, 2006
The exposition is so heavy-handed, the producers might just as well distribute a printed handout to hapless ticket buyers.
September 1, 2006
Bordering on camp and loaded with lesbian undertones, this wretched drama plays like a high-school horror flick that trades monsters and mayhem for an overdose of force-fed cruelty.
September 1, 2006
A creepy family drama that reeks of pretentiousness.
September 1, 2006
A sauced teaser that skims Freudian depths it doesn't begin to fathom.
September 1, 2006
Since it's too bad to be good, but not bad enough to be campy, you'll wish they would have just kept quiet.
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.
September 1, 2006
It is an absolute dramatic disaster.
September 1, 2006
The film's focus shouldn't be Dot (Camilla Belle), a deaf, mute and orphaned teen. It should be her new family of suburbanites sliding into hell.
September 1, 2006
Characters already too wicked to be credible start doing stuff simply too stupid to be believed, with no help from a cast way too overmatched to be useful.
September 1, 2006
A drama that all but begs to have its earnestness called into question.
September 1, 2006
While it almost takes on a campy air, distasteful subject matter prevents it from being little more than exploitative nonsense.
September 1, 2006
Sometimes a movie is so repulsive and devoid of redeeming material that afterward, you're certain it doesn't deserve to exist.
September 1, 2006
It's a complete fraud that never feels the least bit authentic in its efforts to titillate and shock.
September 1, 2006
The Quiet is in such bad taste that it's a shame the thriller doesn't make a better bad movie.
September 1, 2006
If it were a little bit worse, it could be a camp classic. As it is, this movie is just a snooze.
September 1, 2006
... a lamentable waste of genuine talent, an example of how a weak link spoils a collaborative effort
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.
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