A Quiet Place Movie Review

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  • Release Date : 06/04/2018
  • Genre  : Drama, Horror, Thriller
  • Cast : Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Noah Jupe, Millicent Simmonds
  • Director : John Krasinski
  • Duration : 1 hour 31 minutes
  • Language : English

As genres go, horror is very challenging to crack. It takes an evolved set of storytelling skills to make them genuinely uncomfortable and fearful for the events unfolding onscreen. Actor, co-writer and director John Krasinski seems to understand this thoroughly, and the result is an unnerving movie, A Quiet Place. The movie story is a family lives in silence to survive blind creatures roaming their post-apocalyptic world that hunt by sound. The entire narrative is structured around the characters constantly falling into the pit of making accidental noises and being on the verge of certain death.

Lee (Krasinski) and Evelyn (Blunt) play couple who now run an efficient Trappist-survivalist smallholding in the countryside, while making regular forays into the devastated town for supplies. Their son, Marcus (Noah Jupe), and daughter, Regan (Millicent Simmonds), are well drilled in the new soundless, wordless discipline and the point is that Regan is hearing impaired, so the whole family has already had to learn sign language to communicate. As the conversations are primarily restricted to sign language, sound design plays a significant role in creating a heightened sense of dread and tension throughout.

A Quiet Place can only be appreciated in silence with the least amount of conversation during its runtime, so choose your viewing partner carefully. In many ways, this is a perfect movie to watch on the big screen, a cracking back-to-basics thriller and you should be heading to the theater instead of wasting your time reading this review. Just go and watch the movie.