Ian's Movie Reviews
Short Reviews of Movies, Board Games, and Other Stuff

A Quiet Place

Ooh, I really liked this one. A Quiet Place is a horror flick with the conceit that evil creatures are attracted to loud noises, so keep your mouth shut! There are a lot of cool details that go along with this premise, like sand trails for walking, painted floorboards to show which don’t creek, etc. All of this builds a realistic fabric into the film’s aesthetic.

John Krazinski, who also directed this, is solid as the cornerstone of the family, and Emily Blunt does a great job of showing you everything her character is feeling or thinking with almost no words. The kids, while adding extra danger elements a la’ Jurassic park, also contribute to the emotional family dynamic that roots the whole film.

As for the thrills, they are excellent. Since mos of the film is rooted in silence, every sudden noise is a potential scare. The creatures themselves are interesting and frightening, and while they are shrouded in mystery, we do see a fair amount from them. There are some great scenes of tension that compose this movie, from the dramatic opening to the ticking time-bomb, in form of an upcoming baby, going off.

Lately it seems like every years for the last four years has produced a really great thriller, and A Quiet Place is 2018’s.  Although I will say that being in a theater so quiet, you really become conscious of every little sound you make, even just shifting in your seat!

9/10

4 Responses to “A Quiet Place”

  1. This sounds absolutely fantastic.

  2. I was a big fan of this movie. Had me on edge throughout the whole thing.

  3. I loved this movie! One of the best, most original thrillers I’ve seen in a while. Saw it while I was pregnant, so that added a whole new element of terror. Great review!


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