A Quiet Place (2018) Saturday, 28 March 2020

A Quiet Place (2018)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Horror themes and violence.

  • The pitch:

    It's sound.

  • Starring:

    John Krasinski

  • Directed by:

    John Krasinski

  • Running time:

    90 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People and animals are attacked/killed by alien creatures, grabbed, thrown to the ground, pursued, stalked. Creatures are shot. Children fall into a corn silo and almost suffocate. Objects knocked over/dropped/smashed/clawed. Burning objects. Loud bangs. Screaming, yelling, crying, roaring, arguing. Blood/gore: Corpse in grave (bloody wound/entrails seen). Animal attacked/dragged (blood and fur seen). A woman steps on a nail (bloody foot, bloody nail, bloody step, bloody footprints). Bloody head, face, handprint, shirt, baby (newborn), blood spatter, bloody wounds. Dead fish. Oxygen mask, IV drip.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    (None.) Hugging, kissing, caressing. Pregnant woman/labour scene.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    (None.) Bottles of pills on shelves; a child consumes pills.

  • LANGUAGE:

    Religious references (prayer, crucifix).

  • THEMES:

    Survival, family, monsters, sound, deafness, communication, childbirth, pregnancy, death of a child, grief, soundproofing.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Dead child/sibling, dead spouse/parent. Scary spider-like monsters with big teeth, scaly skin, long legs and slime. Flock of birds, raccoons. Sign language. Fish caught/steamed/eaten. Full moon, waterfall, fireworks. A baby's crib resembles a coffin.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Terrifying, surprising, allegorical, warm-hearted, heartbreaking, crowd-pleasing, tense, fun, nerve-shredding, tight, thrilling, smart, unexpected, enjoyable, no-nonsense, lean, creepy, solid, effective, spare, different, foreboding, violent, high-concept, riveting, near-silent, disquieting, immersive, careful, strategic, vibrant, urgent, innovative, original, suspenseful. Exceptional creature design, subtle/clever/economical storytelling, strong/non-spoken/marvellous/subtle/remarkable/eloquent performances, first-rate/blunt/efficient direction, airtight script.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Some convenient plot developments, creatures don't seem quite as omnipotent/dangerous as in early scenes, intrusive score.

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