A Quiet Place is directed by John Krasinski who also stars as the male lead alongside his actual wife Emily Blunt. I must admit I am a huge fan of horror and so naturally I was excited for this movie due to how unique the premise seemed. And I will say the premise is definitely something new, so if you were sold on this movie after the first trailer like I was I highly recommend you go see it.
Due to how unique the premise is and how hard it is to describe I’ve decided not to write a synopsis section this time, and will either suggest you go see the movie if you like horror and suspense or watch the trailer.
A Quiet Place’s biggest strengths lie in it’s expert pacing and it’s performances. Surprisingly enough all the child actors in this movie were actually really good, they made their characters feel real and believable and end up being one of the films biggest strengths. The decision for Krasinski to cast himself and his actual wife also worked out really well, and gave the movie a sense of realism that may not have been there otherwise. One major thing that surprised me about A Quiet Place is just how intense the movie actually was. I spent 99% of the movie clutching the edge of my seat and left the theater more than a little shaky.
The only weak points this movie really has is that it can feel slightly predictable and relies on a few genre cliches, such as the loathed fake out scare (which thankfully there were only like two) and foreshadowing to the point where you can figure out whats going to happen long before it does. Despite these flaws the movie still manages to feel like a breath of fresh air in a crowded genre. It remains incredibly intense even when you can guess what will happen, and that’s hard to do. So in the end I have to commend the filmmakers for subverting my expectations.
In the end A Quiet Place defied most of my expectations. It’s an intense, well directed thriller that will leave you walking out of the theater shaken. While it’s not the scariest movie I’ve ever seen, it’s one of the most intense, making this a surefire hit for fans of horror and suspense.
I rate A Quiet Place B+ or 8.7