A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place

DVD - 2018
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In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.
Publisher: Hollywood, California : Paramount, [2018]
Edition: DVD.
Copyright Date: ©2018
Branch Call Number: HORROR 791.43616 QUIET
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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SaraLovesBooks Oct 15, 2018

This film was one of the more creative horror films to come out in a long time. The fact that the characters have to use sign language in order to communicate, regardless of whether they can hear or not, due to the monsters hunting them, was a definite plus.

Horror movies that are grounded in something greater, whether that is social commentary or family dynamics really helps elevate them. This film is an example of the latter. The world has basically ended, and there are pockets of humanity desperately trying to survive monsters that hunt through sound. We follow one family's journey through that, which includes grief and a brokeness where the communication problems go beyond the silence which they have to live in.

There are a few eye-rolling moments, of course, where the family has the peril stacked up on them in ways that aren't organic to the story, and are just there to try to add to the tension. All they succeeded in for me, though, was pulling me out of the story.

The ending kind of fell flat for me, as well. It was the only misstep in what was otherwise a better horror film.

This plot has more holes in it than a hobos socks.
Great acting, but, that doesn't outshine the suspension of disbelief the viewer has to engage in.
Figures it's a Michael Bay movie.
Great potential; Lackluster presentation.

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uugene
Oct 10, 2018

ugh. Don't bother

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Munkapunk
Oct 09, 2018

Nicely done...the ending was golden.

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Nigiri
Oct 05, 2018

Clever, unique, genuinely scary, but most importantly: Character-driven. Unlike the vast majority of horror movies, the characters are not just bodies to be butchered. The characters matter, we get to know them, and they have arcs. Thus, it has an emotional core that most movies in the genre don't even try for. Primal fear is just one component of a far richer emotional tapestry.

That said, I wouldn't mind a wacky mindless side movie where these terrifying creatures fight Xenomorphs or something. :D Or a far darker movie where we see a global view of when these things first struck.

Lastly: I'm genuinely surprised no one else has posted a review yet. This movie made a splash.

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mmoors
Oct 03, 2018

After watching this movie, I was surprised to see it was only 90 minutes as it seemed much longer. This was perhaps exacerbated by the virtual lack of dialogue, but some parts just dragged. That being said, if you're like me and really appreciate scary-looking monsters, this movie is worth it. I would rather be pursued by the Predator or Alien than this nightmarish ogre!

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beardieowner19
Oct 01, 2018

I really enjoyed this - was hesitating to watch it on my own because of the reviews saying how "terrifying" it was - but I found it as scary as watching Jurassic Park for the first time.

I'd watch it again - mostly because I missed a key part of the film because the DVD kept freezing - so I guess missed about 20 minutes or so of the story line.

Fabulous cast - very well done - love John K (K because I have no idea how to spell his name) and love Emily Blunt - the actors who played their children were amazing too.

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firefly5
Sep 28, 2018

I watched only a few minutes. I did not care for this movie.

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SHoglen
Sep 26, 2018

Cost to rent movies

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Alikat7
Sep 23, 2018

I rarely bother to comment on a movie but OMG this was sooooo good. Wish I had experienced it in a theater when it came out. If you like jump out of your seat scares you'll love this. Not overly gory either.

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black_panther_1845
Jul 26, 2018

black_panther_1845 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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black_panther_1845
Oct 12, 2018

This movie is when 3 blind aliens come to earth and everyone must be quiet or else the aliens will kill them.

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black_panther_1845
Jul 26, 2018

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Some images might scare younger viewers

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