Let me start by saying this. I always thought A Quiet Place’s writer/director, John Krasinski was always kind of a tool. But thanks to this film and 13 Hours I don’t think he deserves as much of a beat down like I used to.
Okay now that I got that out of the way here is the review WITH SPOILERS!
A Quiet Place is a simple and straight forward film with some amazing performances and very tense scenes. This could honestly be confused for one of M. Night Shyamalan’s earlier works, like Signs.
When a meteorite crashes into Earth, these creatures who look like a cross between Stranger Thing’s Demogorgon and the Licker from Resident Evil overrun the Earth and wipe out presumably most of the human race. They are allegedly indestructible but their own weakness is they are blind. So they can only kill what they hear.
The film centers on Lee and Evelyn Abbott and their 3 children who are trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world where they have to speak softly or in sign language to avoid being noticed by the creatures.
This is all good until the youngest of which is jacking around with a loud toy and is picked off by one of the creatures on the way home. That lets the audience realize what kind of film we are in for. If the youngest child is killed right at the top of a film anything can happen.
The film has many, many jump scares. When you do see the creatures, which isn’t very much, they are as ugly as you can imagine. Krasinski is very impressive as the director and really gets a lot out of his child actors.
Going back to what I mentioned about Shyamalan, the film is resolved in a very Signs kind of way. It film’s ending is resolved almost too conveniently but besides that, A Quiet Place is a well-executed film that moves at a brisk pace and is actually worth your time.
HipZOMJoint gives A Quiet Place a 7.5 out of 10.