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1,844 Ratings

A Quiet Place

Directed by John Krasinski
United States, 2018
Horror, Thriller


A family lives an isolated existence in utter silence, for fear of an unknown threat that follows and attacks at any sound.

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A Quiet Place Directed by John Krasinski

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2019 | Nominee: Best Sound Editing

National Board of Review

2018 | Winner: Top Films

BAFTA Awards

2019 | Nominee: Sound

Because it’s so very stupid, it’s tempting not to take A Quiet Place seriously at all. (Gotta love that basement whiteboard laying out the details for all of us unable to follow basic exposition: CREATURE… BLIND… ATTACK SOUND… SURVIVE… WHAT IS THE WEAKNESS?) Yet more disturbing than its silly spiders and predictable suspense set pieces was its sly survivalist conservatism.
January 12, 2019
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Krasinski, who also directed, now exists at the midpoint between Ben Affleck and Mel Gibson. A Quiet Place has a Shyamalanian quality but is less personal and clunky, more generic and crowd-pleasing. . . . A Quiet Place may be reactionary, but it only wants to be entertainment, the same way Affleck and Gibson movies do.
July 16, 2018
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This breathless opening reveals Krasinski’s sophisticated filmmaking approach, setting up the premise and showcasing the meticulous attention to detail that will turn his lean story into a masterclass of tension. While it is mostly devoid of dialogue, it is a film rich in subtle textural detail.
April 19, 2018
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What are people saying?

  • Duncan Gray's rating of the film A Quiet Place

    Consider the psychological implications of never being able to speak, laugh, or cry—it's enough to drive you mad even without aliens. Then consider how AQP is utterly unconcerned with those implications, just in physical setpieces with the familiar emotional family stakes. It's slumber party stuff, jump-scares that goose but don't disturb and leave you pleasantly on the hook and with plenty to laugh about afterwards.

  • chanandre's rating of the film A Quiet Place

    I hope they come up with hearing aids like that to kill rapists. Just a thought. Does a conversation done in sign language counts as Bechdel? I'm calling it. // A quiet place was everything but the theatre I saw this at. Seriously. People can't fathom the fact that there is a time for NOT EATING/NOT TALKING DURING A MOVIE ?! Guess not. Why would I expect that people would actually be c o r t e o u s and respectful? ▽

  • Wee Hunk's rating of the film A Quiet Place

    Instead of looking at the big picture, this concentrates on a family's attempt to survive an alien invasion. They don't have much in terms of resources, so they're constantly on the defensive. The tension is maintained quite well, but I really wanted them to take the offensive. Perhaps in the sequel.

  • Lights in the Dusk's rating of the film A Quiet Place

    After 17 years of gratuitous criticism, Hollywood is now ripping-off the aesthetic of M. Night Shyamalan to enormous acclaim. Beat for beat, A Quiet Place is Signs; albeit, without the discussions on grief or the gestures towards spirituality needed to elevate it. What we're left with are recycled set-pieces, character decisions so bizarre that they become distancing & a narrative that doesn't stand up to scrutiny.

  • J. O.'s rating of the film A Quiet Place

    Not breaking any new ground with its simple, predictable, linear storytelling - but the details are what set this apart from the usual Hollywood thriller. Great moments and solid craft rounded out with impressive performances.

  • ig_____or's rating of the film A Quiet Place

    Very tense and entertaining without being dumb or sleazy. I just wish the film had been just sounds/silence, without relying on certain derivative/redundant songs in the soundtrack to communicate emotions... With actors like Emily Blunt, we really don't need music to tell us what they're feeling. Other than that, congrats to the power-couple for making this happen.

  • Gia de Almeida's rating of the film A Quiet Place

    One of the best horrors/thrillers to emerge from Hollywood in years. Simple formula, poor character development but it does what it sets out to do, to be a edge of your seat, intense thriller. I found myself holding my breath at times. Great stuff.

  • OFF_FRAME's rating of the film A Quiet Place

    Bravo! Tightly paced, intense to watch and superbly cast. AQP triumphs in bringing an original concept that tips it's hat to many great genre films without feeling derivative or exploitive. It also manages to evoke a genuine family connection and believable emotion. (I'd like to see them try to harvest all that corn in silence tho and yes, the grain silo quicksand was taking it a bit too far) 4 stars

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