Film Reviews

A Quiet Place (2018)

(This review may contain spoilers)

In rural America, the Abbott family try to survive in the aftermath of an invasion by strange creatures that hunt by sound. If you make a sound, they hear you and they hunt you with an incredible strength and speed. Survival is not easy. With one deaf child struggling, and another child on the way, is silence really possible? Can they survive?

It’s an incredible idea for a film, and with Emily Blunt and John Krasinski in the lead roles as the parents of the family, it seems like a sure fire winner. But sadly, it doesn’t deliver.

The film suffers from a few key problems of which horror films are prone, but the key issue is that it’s fairly slow and lurches from one situation to another, as though you’re watching a list of situations that someone has come up with in a room…

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6 thoughts on “A Quiet Place (2018)”

  1. I enjoyed your well thought out criticisms of the film. I was more positive but you raise good points. You and me also picked up on how the daughter can see but not hear creatures that can hear but not see her.

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