On a devastated Earth overrun by lethal and ever-hearing predators of a possible extraterrestrial origin, the Abbotts struggle to survive in a desolate New York City in a new era of utter silence. As this new type of invader is attracted to noise, even the slightest of sounds can be deadly; however, it’s been already twelve months since the powerful monsters’ first sightings, and this resilient family still stands strong. To learn the rules of survival in this muted dystopia is essential; nevertheless, an otherwise joyous event is threatening an already frail stability. Now, more than ever, don’t make a sound.
Director: John Krasinski
Cast: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds
Review: The concept is pure and perfectly suited to the genre, and it’s a brilliant conceit because it makes you a part of the experience. When you watch A Quiet Place, you’ll sit glued to your seat in a theater so quiet you can hear a pin drop. That’s as great a testament as any to what John Krasinski accomplishes in his third directorial effort (his first time working in horror). A filmmaker with lesser command would lose the audience in the prolonged moments of silence, inviting snickers and whispers among the crowd, but this movie grips you with performance and atmosphere and never once loses its hold. You’re a participant, you’re in it, and you won’t want to make a sound.
Verdict: Super Worth the Popcorn