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A Quiet Place (2018)

Directed by:
John Krasinski

COUNTRY
USA

Genre
Post-apocalyptic horror

NORWEGIAN TITLE
A Quiet Place

RUNNING TIME
90 minutes

Produced by:
Michael Bay
Andrew Form
Brad Fuller

Written by:
Bryan Woods
Scott Beck
John Krasinski


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Evelyn Abbott Emily Blunt
Lee Abbott John Krasinski
Noah Jupe Marcos Abbott
Regan Abbott Millicent Simmonds

 

Review

The concept is a world invaded by an alien predator who hunts humans by sound but is blind and thus harmless as long as its potential prey is able to keep quiet. Emily Blunt and John Krasinski lead a family who have survived by turning a farm in upstate New York into their own safe house and spending their days in quiet. One of the keys to their survival is their deaf eldest child Regan, whose impediment has taught them all to communicate by sign language. Lead actor Krasinski is also the penner and director behind this decently clever and well-made entry in the now rather populous sub-genre of post-apocalyptic horror. He creates a subdued tension by slowing down the pace and letting us rest in the unknown, and for long stretches of time, unrealized perils. The beautiful landscapes and mellow musical score create a fine contrast to a fundamentally Darwinian horror story that eventually plays out in a rather genre-bound manner. Because as the film approaches its final curtain, our hopes for a creative, uncliched denouement die out. The creature is disappointingly unimaginative and the action unsatisfactory, something which is underlined by the Emily Blunt character's utterly American concluding act.

Copyright 03.12.2022 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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