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)


    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.


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


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


    Religious references (prayer, crucifix).


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


    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.


    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.


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

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