A Quiet Place - 4.5 Stars
A horror film to define a decade.
A family is forced to live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound.
With maybe 20 lines of dialogue you wonder how the film will keep your attention, but through sign language and the exquisite performances this is a haunting film. John Krasinski makes his cinematic directorial debut and also stars - he does so with ease. The film’s sound design and score are some truly standout elements, I was tense the entire film. There’s no reprieve to catch your breath and that’s primarily down to the fact it runs at only 95 minutes. The short run-time keeps the story moving, but doesn’t overwhelm the audience either. It’s just perfect. Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe are amazing and with the small cast a weak link would’ve destroyed the movie.
Overall an amazing horror film and I can’t wait to see what comes next from Krasinski.
Review by Benjamin Maio Mackay
Screening courtesy of Paramount Pictures