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A Quiet Place (Film Review) – A Tense, Entertaining Ride

A Quiet Place is a horror film directed by John Krasinski and he stars alongside his wife, Emily Blunt, in the film. The story focuses on Krasinski and Blunt who play parents to three children. They have to live their lives in silence in order to survive and hide from creatures who exclusively hunt by sound.

My Expectation For A Quiet Place

I have mentioned before in my review of Get Out that horror is a genre of film that is not my favourite. I find no enjoyment in being scared and I do not willingly seek out these types of films to watch. Still, whenever a horror film such as A Quiet Place has been as lauded to the extent it has been by film critics, I feel obligated to see it.

Everything I had heard about this film was positive. It reminded me of how well Get Out was received last year and I have to admit that I was intrigued by A Quiet Place, especially when it came to John Krasinski who has been praised for the way he directed this film. If nothing else, I was in for a tense experience and I hoped I would be pleasantly surprised by A Quiet Place.

John Krasinski in A Quiet Place

My Thoughts On A Quiet Place

I enjoyed A Quiet Place. By no means is it one of the best films I have seen in 2018 but I had a good time with it. For me, the biggest strength of this film is its technical quality. More specifically, it is how its use of sound, or lack of it, creates real tension throughout. Certain moments in A Quiet Place were excruciating to watch in a very good way thanks to the way sound is used. As a result of the suspension and tension created by the way sound is used, you have no idea where the story is going to go next.

This makes the film compelling and it keeps you engaged despite the pacing which is not the quickest. However, the running time of A Quiet Place is perfect for a film with this kind of pacing so this was not a big issue. The performances in this film are also something to be admired. For everyone in the film, especially the child actors, to give very good performances when you consider how A Quiet Place is not dialogue-heavy is a difficult feat to pull off but it was achieved and it was impressive to see.

These individual performances also combine to create a family dynamic which I completely bought into. The main theme of this film is family and what you would do to protect the ones you love and this gives the film real emotional weight and stakes. I also liked the creature design in A Quiet Place and I thought that the way this film ends was absolutely brilliant. It is sudden and it leaves you wanting more which I loved and I can definitely see why a sequel is in the works.

John Krasinski and Emily Blunt in A Quiet Place

My Final Thoughts On A Quiet Place

Overall, from start to finish, A Quiet Place was a thrilling ride and I cannot wait to see what John Krasinski does next in his directorial career. Whether it is A Quiet Place 2 or an entirely new project, I will definitely see what he directs next thanks to how much I enjoyed this film. If you want a unique experience with a film, then I would urge you to see A Quiet Place when you have the time.

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