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A Quiet Place

  • Horror
  • Drama
  • 2018
  • John Krasinski
  • 90 mins
  • 15

Summary

Horror thriller starring Emily Blunt and John Krasinski. After blind insectoid monsters with super-sensitive hearing wipe out most of humanity, a family of survivors adapts to living in silence. But with a new baby on the way, their noiseless way of life is about to become a lot more difficult...

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Review

A star rating of 5 out of 5.

Part Steven Spielberg family drama, part John Carpenter creature feature, writer/director/star John Krasinski's sensational shocker is an instant sci-fi horror classic. In the very near future, blind insectoid monsters with super-sensitive hearing have wiped out most of humanity. The few survivors tiptoe around, whispering and using sign language to communicate - for staying silent means staying alive. Krasinski, Emily Blunt (aka Mrs Krasinski), Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe (all of whom are absolutely tremendous) play the family recovering from tragedy who must navigate their dangerous farmhouse environment in continual stillness. But with a new baby on the way, complete quiet will soon be impossible. Krasinki's brilliantly economic storytelling is a masterclass in evoking unbearable tension. Every frame is choreographed for maximum scares, with the tremendously effective sound design yet another class element in the director's effectively lean and mean fright arsenal. The stalking creatures really are the stuff of nightmares, making this a completely unnerving and unforgettable experience.

Credits

Cast

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Lee AbbottJohn Krasinski
Evelyn AbbottEmily Blunt
Regan AbbottMillicent Simmonds
Marcus AbbottNoah Jupe
Beau AbbottCade Woodward
Man in the woodsLeon Russom

Crew

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DirectorJohn Krasinski

Details

Theatrical distributor
Paramount
Released on
2018-04-05
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour

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