A Quiet Place (2018) Review

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  • Director: John Krasinski
  • Cast: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Noah Jupe, Millicent Simmonds
  • Runtime: 90 minutes

A Quiet Place may very well be the Get Out of this year. With both being released in April to humongous critical acclaim, A Quiet Place takes place in the near future where the world is in chaos after an alien invasion and a family must do whatever it takes to survive. They can’t make a noise as the aliens hunt using their one instinct. Sound.

First of all John Krasinski deserves the most credit for the film. Just like Jordan Peele for Get Out, he directed, produced and wrote the screenplay for the film. And just like Jordan Peele he was mostly known as a comedian and showed us there’s more to him than just a bunch of laughs. The film is one of the most original film to ever be released in a long time. The main source of communication is sign language with very minimal dialogue between the characters. Due to that, it just makes every scene much more intense and gripping than it is supposed to be if there was more sound.

The cast did a stellar job of portraying their characters. Emily Blunt who is apparently John’s off-screen wife also starred as his wife. It’s the first film they appeared in together and obviously, their chemistry is just on point. Not only that John, Millicent Simmond who is actually deaf in real life got to portray their on-screen daughter making her performance much more powerful. Noah Jupe whom you may know from Suburbicon also starred as one of their children and was given a great relatable character arc along with her on-screen sister.

Despite the short runtime though common for a horror film and a very small cast, John Krasinski manages to juggle a lot of horror and heart into the film. Even though the year is not even half over yet, it easily stands out as one of this year’s best horror.

Rating: 9.0

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