Review: A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place

Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Duration: 90 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 05-APR-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.5 on 5

Story:
A family is forced to live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound.

Overall Review:
John Krasinski’s “A Quiet Place” is cocktail of Pitch black and Don’t Breathe but with a fresh and distinctive feel. The story follows a young family, led by John Krasinski and Emily Blunt’s parents, who live a silent existence on a quiet farm, in a land plagued by vicious creatures who are blind but are hypersensitive to sound. Haunted by the loss of one of their kids to the monsters, the dedicated parents have to protect their remaining charges, a son and a deaf daughter, whilst also teaching them how to survive and, perhaps more importantly, not lose all hope. With script co-written by Bryan Woods and Scott Beck, Krasinski wastes no time as he knows how to scare his audience and scare the viewer, but even more he knows how to develop characters without many words. Emily Blunt is phenomenal. Mom characters tend to get short shrift in horror movies but in this case, Blunt gives us patience and strength, real suffering and heartache, an iron will and a tender heart. The kid actors are top-notch too. Without dialogue, performances are largely expressed through looks and hand gestures, giving “A Quiet Place” an unusual intimacy, but true emotional connection is somewhat diluted by repetition, finding monster attacks similar and frequent as the story unfolds. The film has a beautiful sense of geography, almost all of it taking place on a farm that Krasinski and his technical team lay out in a way that allows us to feel like we know it. In nutshell, “A Quiet Place” is a no-nonsense, lean movie—the best kind when it comes to thrillers – a NEW DEFINITION OF HORROR GENRE.

PDF Verdict:
A Quiet Place is Entertaining, Suspenseful, and above all Fresh. Welcome to a whole NEW APOCALYPSE.

Ratings: 3.5 on 5
Performance: 4 on 5
Script: 3.5 on 5
Screenplay: 4 on 5
Music / Background Score: 3.5 on 5
CGI / Animation: 3 on 5

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