The Quiet Ones Reviews

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May 1, 2014
"The Quiet Ones" simply has nothing to say.
May 1, 2014
This lack of plausible narrative is either the result of lazy filmmaking or shortcut editing. Either way, you lose.
May 1, 2014
The film seems to mimic [Professor] Coupland's scientific method: Throw everything into the beaker, crank up the Bunsen burner, and hope the experiment works. In both cases, it doesn't.
May 1, 2014
The Quiet Ones is a pretty ironic title for a horror film whose primary scare tactic is to periodically crank up the volume, sending the needle to the red with a sudden spike in the decibel levels.
April 28, 2014
Unfortunately, it's all very familiar and somewhat tediously played out.
April 25, 2014
"The Quiet Ones" is rated PG-13, but it's scarier than R-rated gorefests, like "Proxy," "Nurse 3D," and "American Mary." Anyone can create disgust; creating slowly-building disquiet is entirely another proposition.
April 25, 2014
The Quiet Ones is uninspired even by contemporary horror standards - which comes as a bit of a shock, given its pedigree.
April 25, 2014
A retro possession story that will wind up being best remembered for its groovy '70s setting (lots of mutton-chop sideburns and T. Rex and Slade songs on the soundtrack) and a deliciously sinister performance from Jared Harris.
April 25, 2014
I squinted, I looked away, I sank in my seat, I shuddered. For this movie, that means "Mission Accomplished."
April 25, 2014
Hammer might be back, but the studio sure isn't hammering out anything that's remotely horrifying.
April 25, 2014
The story doesn't make much sense, starting with a professor blithely being awarded custody of a dangerous mental patient, and just going downhill from there.
April 24, 2014
Veteran screenwriter John Pogue, in his second directorial outing, tries repeatedly and mostly unsuccessfully to jolt his audience by amping up the abundant sound effects to ear-shattering levels.
April 24, 2014
If the stock concessions made to genre clich by The Woman in Black can be charitably viewed as deliberate tips of the hat to the heyday of Hammer Films, then John Pogue's period-set exorcism yarn The Quiet Ones more interestingly upends those tropes.
April 24, 2014
Pogue jacks up the decibels so often to manufacture frights that you fear a punctured eardrum more than anything else.
April 24, 2014
Many of the movie's more nominally horrific elements are too familiar ...
April 24, 2014
Perhaps the most terrifying thing about The Quiet Ones is how blatantly the Hammer horror film rips off other, better features.
April 24, 2014
It's the latest reminder that when a strange doctor invites you to work on an experiment in a secluded house, the answer should always be "No, thank you."
April 23, 2014
A satisfyingly spooky horror offering that tenderly unspools its tension.
April 21, 2014
As an exercise in retro pastiche, it impresses. But as a postmodern genre reinvention, it fails to deliver.
April 15, 2014
The arrestingly fierce Cooke, in particular, is surely a star in the making.
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